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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.

Missouri residents who apply for admission are also automatically reviewed for scholarships like the Chancellor’s and Curators Awards and the Excellence Award.

Automatic awards for Missouri residents

Award details listed below apply to students entering Fall 2022. All awards are renewable provided certain criteria are met. Unless otherwise noted, scholarships may not be combined. 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 chart below
Curators Scholars Award $4,500 See chart below
Excellence Award $3,000 See chart below
Missouri Land Grant 100% of unmet need for tuition and fees For Pell-eligible students Must submit FAFSA to MU by Jan. 7. Also available to transfer students.
National Merit Finalist & Semifinalist Scholarship 100% tuition
and fees
+ $3,500
additional stipend
+ $10,964 one year
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+ one-time
payments $2,000
for research/study
abroad $1,000 for
tech enrichment
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This is a chart depicting automatic scholarship amounts for Missouri residents. For help estimating your award amount, contact the Office of Admissions.

Other awards for Missouri residents

Award details listed below apply to students entering Fall 2022. These awards are available to students enrolling at Mizzou the first semester after high school graduation and are renewable provided certain criteria are met. They may be combined with the automatic awards for Missouri Residents listed above.

Bright Flight* Up to $3,000 Awarded by the State of Missouri
CAFNR Award* $1,000 Automatically awarded to students with the Chancellor’s Award or Curators Award who choose a degree in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Awarded until Jan. 1

*Bright Flight and CAFNR Award may be combined with other awards.

Unless noted, all scholarships/fee reductions require recipients to enroll at Mizzou the first semester after high school graduation. Some scholarships/fee reductions are subject to change without notice. They are not to be regarded as offers to contract. Financial aid awards from all sources (federal, state, institutional or private aid) may not exceed the annual cost of attendance assigned by MU.

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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 Jan. 7. Competitive scholarships have specific criteria, so watch your email for important info. Honors Scholars & Fellows and Stamps Scholars applications are due by Dec. 1.


For loans and grants, submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by Jan. 7 for priority consideration.

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