The Missouri Education and Training Voucher Program offers funds to foster youth and former foster youth to enable them to attend colleges, universities and vocational training institutions. Students may receive up to $5000 a year for four years as they pursue higher education. The funds may be used for tuition, books or qualified living expenses. These funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis to students out of the Missouri foster care system.
Vouchers for Current and Former Foster Care Youth
Prospective students who will be pursuing a degree or a one-year vocational training program and have economic barriers to education may qualify for assistance through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). Information may be obtained by calling 1-573-882-8821.
Tuition and fee assistance grants are available to qualifying adult students who need to acquire a marketable skill through a community college. Grant amounts are determined by a sliding scale based on the client's income, family size and current employment status. More information may be obtained by contacting the Financial Aid Office or by calling 1-800-866-9021.
Participating counties include: Adair, Clark, Knox, Lewis, Macon, Marion, Monroe, Pike, Ralls, Randolph, Schuyler, Scottland, and Shelby.
Veterans' Benefits: Veterans enrolled at the College who want to apply for the appropriate G.I. Benefits must fill out the Application for Education Benefits and submit a certified copy of their DD214. In addition to this application, a veteran is responsible for completing an enrollment notice each semester. These forms may be obtained in the Financial Aid Office. Veterans must also maintain satisfactory academic progress as defined by Moberly Area Community College 's academic policy. More information is available at the Financial Aid Veteran's Benefits page.
Students who have a disability which may preclude their having normal full-time employment may be eligible to receive benefits from the State of Missouri Rehabilitation Office. Students should contact the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation in Jefferson City, Missouri, or contact the Office of Student Services for more information.
Students accepted and enrolled in the Associate Degree Nursing or Practical Nursing Certificate programs may be eligible for the Health Professional Nursing Student Loan, a financial aid program administered by the State of Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Applications are accepted from January to postmarked date of June 30 every year.
For additional information, we also recommend the following links:
American Indian College Fund
United Negro College Fund
Hispanic College Fund
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
The Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund
International Scholarship Search
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid
This web page is a good starting point and general resource for financial aid information, including loans, grants, scholarships and work. Look here for lists of answers to frequently asked questions about financial aid, tips on how to avoid scholarship scams, and general information on financial aid policies and procedures. Many other financial aid web sites can be accessed from here.
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
This site has financial aid calculators, scholarship searches, scam alerts, EFC estimators and much more.
On this site you will find information to help you plan your career and pay for your education.
National Student Loan Data System
You can use the web site to make inquiries about your Title IV loans and/or Pell grants. The site displays information on loan and/or grant amounts, outstanding balances, loan statuses, and disbursements. It also has a Glossary of Terms, which contains information on terms relating to loans and grants.