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Northwest Missouri State University

Submit Your FAFSA

Submit Your FAFSA

The FAFSA is the base application for all federal aid as well as some state and institutional financial aid programs. To get started, you'll need:

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Bearcat Advantage

Bearcat Advantage

For the first-time ever, new students can earn in-state rates, saving students more than $6,000.

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FAFSA Frenzy

FAFSA Frenzy

2-4 p.m., Feb. 22
B.D. Owens Library Room 250

A FREE collaborative program to educate and assist families about financial aid opportunities and processes. We encourage every student to complete the FAFSA to enhance eligibility for all Federal along with some state and institutional financial aid programs.

Office of Scholarships and Financial Assistance

At Northwest Missouri State University, we know that the importance of a quality education in today's world is a major investment. We are committed to providing a high quality education at a competitively affordable cost.

By the Numbers

Northwest students annually receive over
in scholarships and grants


Average savings of
per year on textbooks

More than
of incoming freshmen receive some form of financial aid

Getting Started Financial Aid Timelines
Student Scholarships Student & Parent Loans


Northwest's goal is to make higher education accessible to as many qualified students as possible. The University awards scholarships to students based on academic ability, financial need or a combination of both need and academic merit.

Freshman Scholarships Transfer Scholarships
Continuing Student Scholarships Graduate Student Scholarships


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Approximately one out of every three FAFSAs submitted to the Department of Education will be selected for a process called verification.

If your FAFSA is selected for verification, you will be required to submit additional documentation to Northwest in order for Northwest to award your financial aid. If your FAFSA is selected, Northwest will notify you by regular mail (address indicated on the FAFSA), to let you know that additional documentation is required.  If you are selected for the verification process, please submit your documents to our office promptly, so that the packaging process is not delayed.

Verification Forms

*If you have not been contacted by the Northwest Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid to complete the verification process or supply additional documentation, please do not go any further with the link listed above. Your financial aid will be processed without the need for any further documentation at this time.