Paying for college may seem like an overwhelming prospect, but there are websites and other resources in Missouri to help you. Whether your child is heading to a community college, a technical school, or a four-year university in Missouri, the resources listed here are worth checking out.
1. The Missouri Department of Higher Education
The MDHE’s website offers helpful information on planning for & paying for college in Missouri. The site has a long list of resources specifically for students and parents, including scholarship search tips, a Facebook page, and information about Missouri’s A+ Program.
2. MDHE Reminder Emails
Each month, the MDHE sends out a PDF with helpful updates on everything from the FAFSA to ACT dates and scholarship opportunities.
MDHE’s emails are designed for parents, high school juniors and seniors, and nontraditional students. Sign up for MDHE reminder emails here.
3. FAFSA Frenzy
FAFSA Frenzy is a program that assists students and families in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
The FAFSA is the primary application used by federal, state, and institutional financial assistance entities in determining an individual’s eligibility for grants, loans, work-study, and scholarships.
In February, March, and April 2014, there will be 81 FAFSA Frenzy events in 44 Missouri counties. If you attend a FAFSA Frenzy event, your family will receive:
· Free professional assistance completing the FAFSA
· Free information about federal and state aid programs
· A chance to win a fall 2014 scholarship for a Missouri postsecondary institution
Learn more about FAFSA Frenzy here.
Posted on Wed, February 19, 2014
by MOParent filed under