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Office Location

3100 Main Street, Suite 100
Kansas City, Missouri 64111
Phone - 816.604.4400
Fax - 816.759.4416


Office Hours

Monday - Friday 
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 
 

State Programs

Missouri supports MCC students in many ways. Complete eligibility details and related information can be found on the Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE) website.

A+ Scholarship

Award: Tuition and general fees after all available, non-loan federal financial aid has been applied to your account, subject to appropriations 

IMPORTANT for Spring 2015 - Possible reduced award amount from the Missouri A+ Scholarship Program. Please read this A+ award reduction explanation letteras well as the FAQ document from the Missouri Department of Higher Education that explains what this may mean for you.

Merit-based program

  • Be certified as eligible by your high school (have an official A+ transcript sent to MCC)
  • Submit a FAFSA
  • Be enrolled full time
  • Be seeking a degree or certificate (not in theology or divinity)
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress
  • Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or lawfully present in the U.S.
  • Renewal students must maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA

More information can be found on our A+ Information web pages or the MDHE A+ Scholarship Program web page.

Access Missouri Grant

Award: $300 or more per year depending on EFC, subject to appropriations

Need-based program

  • Submit a FAFSA by April 1
  • Make any FAFSA corrections no later than July 31
  • Your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) must be no higher than $12,000
  • Be enrolled full time
  • Be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident
  • Be a Missouri resident
  • Not have received your first bachelor's degree or completed equivalent hours
  • Renewal students must maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA and maintain satisfactory academic progress

Eligibility is subject to the maximum time frame and limits as defined on the MDHE Access Missouri Program web page.

Advanced Placement Incentive Grant

Award: One-time grant of $500, subject to appropriations

Eligibility

  • Receive an Access Missouri Grant or A+ Program award in the academic year in which the Advanced Placement Incentive Grant is awarded or be eligible but have a calculated award amount of zero.
  • Achieve two grades of three or higher on Advanced Placement exams in the fields of math and/or science while attending a Missouri public high school.
  • Submit a complete Advanced Placement Incentive Grant application by June 1, 2015 for the 2014-2015 academic year.

For more information please visit the MDHE Advanced Placement Incentive Grant web page.

Bright Flight Scholarship

Award: Up to $3,000 per year, subject to appropriations

Merit-based program

  • Have a composite score on the ACT or the SAT in either the top 3% of all Missouri students or the top fourth or fifth percentiles of all Missouri students.
  • Achieve a qualifying test score by the June test date 
  • Be enrolled full time as a first-time student
  • Be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident
  • Be a Missouri resident
  • Renewal students must maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA, maintain satisfactory academic progress and receive the scholarship at least one semester each academic year.

Eligibility is subject to the rules as defined on the MDHE Bright Flight Program web page.

Kids' Chance Scholarship

Award: Tuition and general fees up to $2,500, subject to appropriations 

Need-based program

  • Be 17-22 years of age
  • Be a child of an employee who was seriously injured or died in a work related accident or from an occupational disease covered and compensated by Workers' Compensation
  • Submit a FAFSA and a Kids' Chance Scholarship application by April 30
  • Your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) must be no higher than $12,000
  • Be enrolled at least half time
  • Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or lawfully present in the U.S.
  • Be a Missouri resident
  • Renewal students must maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA and maintain satisfactory academic progress

Complete eligibility criteria, application process, limitations and other details should be reviewed on the MDHE Kids' Chance Program web page.

Marguerite Ross Barnett Memorial Scholarship

Award: Tuition for six or nine credit hours, priority given to renewal students

Need-based program

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be employed and compensated for 20 or more hours per week
  • Submit a FAFSA and any changes by August 1
  • Submit a completed Marguerite Ross Barnett Employment Verification Form each year
  • Be enrolled at least half time, but less than full time
  • Be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident
  • Be a Missouri resident
  • Not have received your first bachelor's degree or completed equivalent hours
  • Not be employed under the Federal Work Study program
  • Renewal students must maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA and maintain satisfactory academic progress

All the details regarding eligibility and award amounts are available on the MDHE Marguerite Ross Barnett Program web page.

Minority Teaching Scholarship Program

Award: Up to $3,000 per year - $2,000 as a forgivable loan and $1,000 as a scholarship

Eligibility

This program is a combination of a loan from the state with the opportunity for forgiveness and a scholarship from the school.  Eligibility and application criteria, obligations and award details and limits are complex and should be carefully reviewed on the MDHE Minority Teaching Scholarship web page.  General eligibility is as follows:

  • Be African American, Asian American, Hispanic American or Native American
  • Have either qualifying ACT or SAT scores or a bachelor's degree
  • Submit an application postmarked by June 1
  • Be enrolled full time in an approved teacher education program
  • Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or lawfully present in the U.S.
  • Be a Missouri resident
  • Renewal students must maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA and maintain satisfactory academic progress

Minority and Underrepresented Environmental Literacy Scholarship

Award: Award amounts are determined annually. For the 2013-2014 academic year, the average annual award was $3,045. Priority is given to renewal students and members of severely underrepresented minority ethnic groups.

Merit-based program

  • Be a graduate of an accredited high school
  • Have either a minimum 3.0 high school GPA or 2.5 college GPA
  • Submit a complete Minority and Underrepresented Environmental Literacy Program application each year by June 1 
  • Be enrolled full time in a qualifying academic program
  • Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or lawfully present in the U.S.
  • Be a Missouri resident
  • Renewal students must maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA and be selected by the Minority Environmental Literacy Advisory Committee

More information about application requirements, selection committee and process, and a list of qualified academic programs can be found on the MDHE Minority and Underrepresented Environmental Literacy Program web page.

Public Service Officer Survivor Grant

Award: Tuition for 12 credit hours, subject to appropriations

Eligibility

  • Be less than 24 years of age (dependent children only)
  • Be either:
    • A public safety officer permanently and totally disabled in the line of duty,
    • A spouse of a public safety officer killed or permanently and totally disabled in the line of duty, or
    • A child (natural, adopted or stepchild) of a public safety officer or a Missouri Department of Transportation employee engaged in the construction or maintenance of the state's highways, roads, and bridges, who was killed or permanently and totally disabled in the line of duty
  • Submit a complete Public Safety Officer or Employee's Child Survivor Grant Program application each year
  • Be enrolled full time
  • Be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident
  • Be a Missouri resident
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress
  • Not have received a bachelor's degree

Additional details can be found on the MDHE Public Service Officer Survivor Grant Program web page.

Vietnam Veteran Survivor Grant

Award: Tuition for 12 credit hours, subject to appropriations.  Priority is given to renewal students. Only up to 12 grants are available per year.

Eligibility

  • Children and spouses of Vietnam veterans who served between 1961 and 1972 and whose deaths were attributed to, or caused by, exposure to toxic chemicals during the Vietnam conflict. The veteran must have been a Missouri resident when first entering the military service and at the time of death.
  • Submit a complete Vietnam Veteran Survivor Grant Program application each year
  • Be enrolled full time
  • Be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress
  • Not have received a bachelor's degree, completed 150 semester credit hours, or received the award for 10 semesters, whichever occurs first

More details regarding eligibility and limitations is available on the MDHE Vietnam Veteran Survivor Grant Program web page.

Other Missouri Programs

Last Modified: 10/31/14