If your high school was a Missouri A+ school, you're in luck! You could get thousands of dollars to pay for college.
The A+ program will pay your tuition (maximum of $158 per credit hour) to any Missouri public community college, vocational, or technical school as long as you enroll full-time within 48 months after graduation from high school (students providing service to any branch of the U.S. armed forces can defer their eligibility beyond the 48 months if they return to full-time student status within 12 months of the end of their military service).
You may use your A+ until you have completed 105 percent of the hours* required for the program in which you are currently enrolled or you complete a degree or certificate, whichever occurs first.
* Equal to 3 credit hours beyond the required hour for the degree or certificate.
105 percent includes the following:
105 percent excludes the following:
These benefits are paid for (maximum of $158 per credit hour) by the State of Missouri after any federal or state grant for which you are eligible is applied:
|If you are receiving full tuitionthrough Federal/State grants**, this includes:
||If you are receiving partial tuitionthrough Federal/State grants*, this includes:
||If you are not eligiblefor Federal/State grants*:
|A+ Student pays:
||A+ Student pays:
||A+ Student pays:
|** Based on the results of the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA)|
Tuition (maximum of $158 per credit hour) and fees are subject to change without notice.
Per hour cost includes standard fees (i.e., activity fee, technology fee, general
fee); you are responsible for books and individual course fees† (i.e., lab, internet,
studio fees, clinical, other fees assessed to students in a variety of specialized
Funding for the Student Financial Incentives portion of the A+ Schools program is the sole responsibility of the State of Missouri. The A+ Schools Program may provide these educational incentives subject to state funding approval.
The scholarship will reimburse the unpaid balance of tuition (maximum of $158.00 per credit hour) and general fees after all available, non-loan federal financial assistance, such as the federal Pell grant, has been applied to an account. This may result in a zero award if the Pell grant is sufficient to cover all tuition and general fee charges. The amount reimbursed may be reduced if there are insufficient state appropriations. General fees are fees that are charged to all students and do not include fees specific to an individual program or group of students.
In order to start the enrollment process, students will need to apply to MCC first by completing the Online Application.