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 2023. 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 and do not have official test scores on file are reviewed holistically for scholarships.
|AUTOMATIC AWARDS FOR FALL 2023||AMOUNT PER YEAR||MINIMUM CRITERIA||ADDITIONAL CRITERIA|
|Chancellor’s Award||$7,200||See chart below||—|
|Curators Scholars Award||$5,000||See chart below||—|
|Excellence Award||$3,500||See chart below||—|
|Provost’s Award||$1,000||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
+ $10,940 one year
abroad $1,000 for
|Deemed a National
Merit Finalist or Semifinalist by
|Perfect Score Scholarship||100% tuition
+ $10,940 one year
abroad $1,000 for
|36 ACT or 1570-1600 SAT (superscores used)||—|
Other awards for Missouri residents
Award details listed below apply to students entering Fall 2023. 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.
|OTHER AWARDS||AMOUNT PER YEAR||MINIMUM CRITERIA||ADDITIONAL CRITERIA|
|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. Scholarships are only applicable to the fall and spring semesters; therefore, students cannot receive these awards in the summer semester. Students starting in the middle of the academic year (Spring term) will receive half of the scholarship award for their first term of entry.
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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 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.
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.