Access Missouri


Access Missouri — the state’s largest student financial aid program, is designed to help qualified Missouri residents attend colleges and universities throughout Missouri.

As it is a need-based program, eligibility is based on the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as calculated through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Awards range from $1,500 to $2,850 per year and are subject to the availability of state funding.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be a Missouri resident and U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Be enrolled at least half-time as an undergraduate student at Missouri college or university
  • Must have a valid EFC of 12,000 or less as determined by the FAFSA
  • Not have earned a baccalaureate degree

How to Apply?

To be considered for eligibility, file your FAFSA by April 1 — no separate application form required. Those who apply on or before February 1 are guaranteed an award.