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College of Human Environmental Sciences

Financial Aid

Financial assistance is awarded to students based on financial need, merit or both and varies at the undergraduate or graduate/doctoral level.

Students are encouraged to refer to appropriate Financial Aid Resources to confirm application procedures and deadlines. All financial need-based assistance (including grants, loans, work-study, and scholarships) requires submission of the FAFSA (Federal Application for Federal Student Aid) to establish eligibility each year regardless of academic level.

DEADLINES:

  • The FAFSA deadline is March 1st.
  • Mizzou's priority deadline for submission or renewal of the FAFSA is April 1st.
  • State of Missouri's FAFSA priority deadline for need-based aid is January 1st.

Academic Scholarships are available through the MU Financial Aid Office, the College of Human Environmental Sciences and the School of Social Work (see Scholarship page and/or download BSW scholarship application). They are considered gift-aid and do not need to be repaid. Some may be need-based.

Major Grants, Loans, and Work-Study Programs are available through the MU Financial Aid Office and are comprised of major federal, state and institutional programs. Grants are gift-aid based on need and do not need to be repaid. Loans may or may not be based on need and must be repaid. Work-Study is a federal program based on financial need that provides jobs for students on campus, in community service, or in Columbia schools.

Awards, Fellowships and Scholarships are available through the MU Graduate School, including those specifically for minority or international students. These are considered gift-aid and do not have to be repaid. In addition, Scholarships and Fellowships are available through the School. See School/College Scholarships section below for more information.

Major Loans and Work-Study Programs are available through the MU Financial Aid Office and are comprised of major federal, state and institutional programs. Loans may or may not be based on need and must be repaid. Work-Study is a federal program based on financial need that provides jobs for students on campus, in community service, or in Columbia schools.

Traditionally Underrepresented Students in Graduate Education receive a special commitment from the School in support of a multiculturally diverse student body. Students who are awarded graduate or doctoral Fellowships may be eligible to receive matching Assistantship positions, which include work commitments.

Paid Practicums, provided by agencies, may be available on a limited basis to students in their final block placement. Students must notify the Director of Field during regular course planning to discuss need and availability.

Assistantship Positions may be available on a competitive basis through the School and require a work commitment. (see assistantships below)

Research, Teaching, and Graduate Assistantship positions may be available to students in support of faculty and the School. They are available on a competitive basis with decisions made by faculty. These positions require a work commitment. For details, please see Assistantships.

MU Financial Aid Office
FAFSA School Code: 002516
(573) 882-7506

MU Graduate School
Includes online funding handbook
Phone: (573) 882-6311

MU SSW Student Services Office:
Tammy Freelin
E-mail: freelint@missouri.edu
Phone:: (573) 882-1656; Fax: (573) 882-8926

Missouri Residency

FastWeb Scholarship Search

FAFSA
Phone: 800/4-FED-AID (800/433-3243)

National Association of Student Financial Aid

Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid

U.S. Department of Education

Additional Resources

Undergraduate Fees - For a complete explanation of fees, including exact totals, please go to the MU Cashiers website.

  • Tuition
  • Est. Additional Course Fee
  • Recreation Facility Fee
  • Student Activity Fee
  • Information Technology Fee
  • Prepaid Health Fee

Undergraduate Costs - For a complete explanation of undergraduate costs, including exact totals, please go to the MU Student Financial Aid website.

  • Room/Board
  • Books/Supplies
  • Personal/Transportation Expenses

Graduate Fees - For a complete explanation of fees, including exact totals, please go to the MU Cashiers website.

  • Tuition
  • Recreational Facility Fee
  • Student Activity Fee
  • Information Technology Fee
  • Prepaid Health Fee

Graduate Costs - For a complete explanation of undergraduate costs, including exact totals, please go to the MU Student Financial Aid website.

  • Room/Board
  • Books/Supplies
  • Personal/Transportation Expenses