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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.


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.

Northwest is here to help students in a difficult year. For fall 2021, the University is adjusting our renewal criteria for admission-based merit scholarships

View Scholarship Renewal for 2021-22


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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.

By The Numbers

25M  in scholarships and grants awarded annually
$7,200  savings through our textbooks and laptop program
90%  of undergraduates receive financial aid
Earn  Out-of-State Students earn In-state rates

Northwest named a Military Friendly School for 2020-2021


Administration Building
Room 273
660.562.1363 (phone) | 660.562.1674 (fax)


Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.