Deadline for State’s Largest Student Financial Aid Program Approaching

The priority deadline for Missouri’s largest student financial aid program, the Access Missouri Grant Program, is Feb. 1.  

The Free Application for Student Financial Aid, commonly known as FAFSA, must be completed by the priority date to guarantee a grant award if students meet all eligibility requirements.

Maximum grant amounts are determined primarily by available state funding and the number of students eligible to receive the grant each year. Specific award amounts are based on students’ financial need, the type of college they attend and other financial aid they receive.

Students completing the FAFSA after Feb. 1, but before the April 3 final deadline, could still receive a grant if funding is available.

In order to be eligible for most federal and state financial aid programs, including the Access Missouri Grant Program, students must file a FAFSA every year they are in school.

For more information about the Access Missouri Grant, including all eligibility requirements, visit