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Affordability for Missourians

In recent years, MU has reaffirmed its mission as Missouri’s only land grant university, so more Missourians than ever before can access a world-class education.

The Missouri Land Grant provides free tuition for Pell-eligible Missourians.

On top of existing resident scholarships like the Chancellor’s and Curators awards, we’ve also increased the amount of our Excellence Award while removing class rank and core GPA requirements so students qualify for financial aid.

Automatic awards for Missouri residents

Award details listed below apply to students entering Fall 2021. All awards are renewable provided certain criteria are met. Unless otherwise noted, scholarships may not be combined. Information about competitive awards can be found on our main scholarships page. Missouri resident scholarships are available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents only.

Students applying test-optional for admission are reviewed holistically for scholarships.

Chancellor’s Award $6,500 See table below
Curators Scholars Award $4,500 See table below
Excellence Award $3,000 See table below
Missouri Land Grant 100% of unmet need for tuition and fees For Pell-eligible students Must submit FAFSA to MU by Jan. 5. Also available to transfer students.
National Merit Finalist Scholarship 100% tuition and fees
+$3,500 additional stipend
+10,668 one-year on-campus housing and dining
+one-time payments $2,000 for research/study abroad and $1,000 for tech enrichment
Deemed a National Merit Finalist by National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC)
National Merit Semifinalist Scholarship 100% tuition and fees
+one-time payment $2,000 for research/study abroad
Deemed a National Merit Semifinalist by NMSC


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Here’s how to get here.


Apply for admission to be considered for automatic scholarships. For maximum scholarship consideration, apply to Mizzou by Nov. 15 of your senior year.


To be considered for internal and external scholarships, complete applications through your Status Page by Dec. 1. The deadline to apply for general and departmental scholarships has been extended to January 13. Competitive scholarships have specific criteria, so watch your email for important info. Honors Scholars & Fellows and Stamps Scholars applications are still due by Dec. 1.


For loans and grants, submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by Jan. 5 for priority consideration.

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College is a big investment with even bigger rewards. On average, college graduates earn approximately $1 million more in their lifetime. And Mizzou offers a world-class education for a great value.


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Keeping up with important enrollment deadlines will maximize your financial aid and could save you thousands in the long run. Our friendly and helpful staff are always available to answer any questions you might have about coming to Mizzou.

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