Reminder: Apply Early for FAFSA

Students should file the 2017-18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) well before Missouri’s priority deadline of Feb. 1.

Applications opened Oct. 1, significantly earlier than previous FAFSAs. Students are encouraged to take advantage of this new opportunity. For more information about these and other changes to the 2017-18 FAFSA, visit the FAFSA website at

FAFSAs must be completed using “prior prior year” tax information, which means 2015 tax information must be used for the 2017-18 application. Information collected in the FAFSA is needed to determine Title IV federal aid eligibility and for some other federal, state, University and private programs. The state’s priority filing deadline for the Access Missouri Grant Program is Feb. 1, but applications submitted before April 1 may still be eligible for the Access Missouri Grant. Awards will be made until funds are depleted. Go to to fill out the application.

For more information, contact the Financial Aid Office at 660.785.4130, or visit the office in McClain Hall 103.

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