Financial Aid / A+
SJCS A+ Program – students at SJCS can qualify for a state-paid financial incentive to attend any public community college or career/tech school in Missouri. Many Missouri colleges create scholarships to attract A+ graduates to their school.
A+ Coordinator: Cindy Kimsey
Tuition Free Colleges: Service Academies (Air Force, Army, Navy, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marines) – College of the Ozarks – Berea College – Barclay College – Alice Lloyd College – Deep Springs College –Ecclesia College
MOST – Missouri’s 529 College Savings Plan
Military Aid – offers money for college to future military personnel or those related to veterans or active duty personnel.
Athletic Scholarships – discuss possibilities with your coach:
Midwest Student Exchange Program – reduces non-resident tuition rates at participating colleges.
Grants – accessed by completing the FAFSA
Work Study – provides funds for part-time employment to help needy students.
Scholarships – Each student must determine those they qualify for (merit and/or need-based) and complete the requirements. Check out Scholarship Tips.
Search Services (free, but usually require registration – DO NOT pay for scholarship help):
Missouri Connections – log in and go to Education > Missouri Scholarships and search clusters.
CollegeScholarships.org – helping students pay for college since 1999. Search by Subject, State, or Student Type.
Fastweb – matches members to relevant scholarship opportunities at no cost.
Scholarship America – manages private scholarships and other financial support.
StudentScholarships.org – largest scholarship database on the web.
FinAid – SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid
Scholarships.com – search by customized profile.
Big Future – scholarship search sponsored by the College Board.
Mach25 – scholarship search sponsored by CollegeNet.
Sallie Mae – search sponsored by student loan provider; entered in sweepstakes.
ESA Foundation – view and apply for scholarships (Missouri residents).