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More than ever, the University of Missouri is expanding access to a world-class education for all students.
Dedicated scholarships and simplified award criteria mean more students coming to Mizzou from other states will qualify for financial aid.
All students are considered for automatic awards upon admission, including the Mark Twain award for nonresidents, the Black & Gold legacy award for those with family ties to Mizzou and Border State award for students from one of the eight states bordering Missouri. Information about competitive awards can be found on our main scholarships page.
Automatic awards for Nonresidents
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. Nonresident scholarships can only be applied to the nonresident portion of tuition. Nonresident 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|
|Mark Twain Level 1||$21,500||See chart below||—|
|Mark Twain Level 2||$8,500||See chart below||—|
|Black & Gold Level 1||$21,500||See chart below||Have a biological, adoptive or stepparent who graduated from the University of Missouri (Mizzou)|
|Black & Gold Level 2||$11,000||See chart below||Have a biological, adoptive or stepparent who graduated from the University of Missouri (Mizzou)|
|Border State Award*||$3,000||See chart below||Reside in one of the eight states that border Missouri.
Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Tennessee
|National Merit Finalist Scholarship||$22,500||Deemed a National Merit Finalist by National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC)||Declare the University of Missouri first choice with NMSC|
|Black & Gold Border County Award||$21,500||Have a biological, adoptive or stepparent who graduated from the University of Missouri (Mizzou) and the student lives in a county bordering Missouri||—|
*Border State Award can only be combined with Mark Twain Level 2 or Black & Gold Level 2
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 requiring a separate application (including ScholarshipUniverse Application, Stamps, Brooks, and all Scholars & Fellows programs in the Honors College) have a due date of Dec. 1. The recommended date to apply for Admission to meet this deadline is Nov. 15. 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.
Missouri’s process for gaining residency can save you thousands in as little as one year. Until you officially become a Missouri resident, you can still receive nonresident scholarships. After that, gaining in-state tuition can save you an estimated $17,000 each year!
We're here to help.
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.