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Northwest Missouri State University


Grants and Federal Work Study

Program Description

Who is Eligible?

Amount of Award

How to Apply

Pell Grant

  • Eligibility determined by federal government
  • Award is based entirely on need
  • All eligible students receive this grant
  • All undergraduates with high financial need and academic good standing
  • Between $606 and $5,920 per year depending on need 
  • Amounts are prorated for less than full-time enrollment
  • Complete and submit the FAFSA

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Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant

  • Based on need
  • Funds are limited
  • All undergraduates with high financial need and academic good standing
  • Varies
  • Complete and submit the FAFSA

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Teach Grant

  • For students who plan to complete or are completing coursework necessary to begin a career in teaching in specified high need fields
  • Must be repaid as a Direct Unsubsidized loan if student does not teach at least 4 years within 8 years of completing program as a teacher in a school that serves students from low income families, in a specified subject area (science, math, foreign language, bilingual education, special education or other high need area)
  • Regular student
  • Citizen or eligible noncitizen
  • Not in default 
  • Satisfactory progress
  • See website for list of high need fields
  • Up to $4,000 per year for first undergraduate - $16,000 aggregate
  • Up to $4,000 per year for graduate students - $8,000 aggregate
  • Prorated amounts for less than full-time enrollment. 
  • Requires Agreement to serve/Promise to Pay to include promissory note 
  • Award combined with other assistance cannot exceed cost of attendance
  • Complete and submit the FAFSA

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  • GPA at least 3.25 for each payment period (from high school if 1st year student or from college for other students). 

  • OR above 75th percentile on admission test such as ACT, SAT, or GRE

Access Missouri Grant

  • Based on need 
  • Have a FAFSA on file by Feb. 1 (priority deadline)
  • Have any FAFSA corrections made by July 31
  • Be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident and a Missouri resident
  • Be enrolled full-time
  • Have an EFC of $12,000 or less
  • Not have received your first bachelor's degree, completed the required hours for a bachelor's degree, or completed 150 semester credit hours
  • Statutory minimum of $1,500
  • Award may be higher depending on state funding each year  
  • Complete and submit the FAFSA 

Apply now! 

  • Renewable each year with a cumulative 2.5 GPA and FAFSA application by April 1

Bright Flight 

  • Based on academic criteria
  • Be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident and a Missouri resident
  • Have a composite score on the ACT or SAT in the top 3 percent of all Missouri residents taking those tests
  • Enroll as a first-time student and receive the scholarship in the academic year immediately following high school graduation
  • Be enrolled full-time
  • Statutory maximum award of $3,000
  • Award may be different depending on state funding each year 
  • There is no Bright Flight application to complete. The Missouri Department of Higher Education will receive your ACT or SAT composite score(s), along with approved Missouri college or university choices, from your ACT or SAT assessment records. It takes approximately six to eight weeks after each national test date for the MDHE to receive assessment information

American Dream Grant

  • Based on need
  • First-time freshmen
  • Complete FAFSA and all verification documents by Feb. 1 (priority filing date)
  • Be Pell Grant eligible
  • Missouri Resident: ACT 18-36 and 2.50 GPA
  • Non-Missouri resident must be eligible for Bearcat Advantage
  • Varies 
  • Will fill gap between cost of tuition and standard fees minus all federal, state, institutional funds
  • Awards subject to available funding
  • Summer funding not available 
Renewable for four years with the following stipulations:
  • Reapplication of FAFSA by Feb. 1 for consideration of state grants used in determining American Dream funding
  • Be Pell Grant eligible 
  • Completion of 24 Northwest credit hours
  • 2.00 Northwest cumulative GPA for Missouri residents
  • 3.00 Northwest cumulative GPA for non-Missouri residents
  • Combination of federal, state, and institutional grants and scholarship plus American Dream Grant covers regular tuition and standard fees

Go Green Grant

  • Based on need
  • First-time freshmen 
  • Must be enrolled full time
  • Varies 
  • Funds are limited
  • Complete and submit the FAFSA

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Northwest Grant

  • Based on need
  • First-time freshmen 
  • Must be enrolled full time
  • Varies
  • Funds are limited
  • Complete and submit the FAFSA

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Bearcat Grant

  • Based on need
  • First-time freshmen  
  • Must be enrolled full time
  • Varies
  • Funds are limited
  • Complete and submit the FAFSA

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Federal Work Study (FWS)

  • Part-time employment on campus 
  • Maximum 20 work hours per week
  • Based on need 
  • Funds are limited
  • All undergraduates
    with financial need 
  • Must be enrolled at least half time and have academic good standing
  • Typically minimum wage 
  • Paid monthly in a check directly to the student for hours worked
  • Complete and submit the FAFSA

Apply Now!