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Kansas City, Missouri 64111
Phone - 816.604.4400
Fax - 816.759.4416
Monday - Friday
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Eligibility requirement for enrollment, participation, completion, and designation as an A+ student to receive benefits from the A+ program is the based on the guidelines established by the high school A+ Coordinator (see your high school A+ Coordinator for details).
Belton High School
Blue Springs High School
Blue Springs South High School
Center High School
Fort Osage High School
Hickman Mills High School
Lee's Summit High School
Lee's Summit North High School
Lee's Summit West High School
North Kansas City High School
Oak Park High School
Park Hill High School
Park Hill South High School
Raytown High School
Raytown South High School
Ruskin High School
Staley High School
Truman High School
Van Horn High School
William Chrisman High School
Winnetonka High School
List of all A+ high schools in Missouri
Are there four-year institutions that honor A+ financial incentives?
No. A+ funds may only be used at a public community college and/or at career-technical schools located in Missouri.
There are several four-year institutions that are offering "A+ scholarships." Are
they the same as the A+ financial incentive?
What evidence is provided by an A+ high school to a community college or career-technical
school to indicate a student is eligible to receive A+ financial incentives?
The A+ high school will indicate successful completion of the A+ program with a stamp seal to be used on eligible student’s transcripts.
What must a student do to remain A+ eligible at a community college or career-technical
A student must be enrolled full-time in a program of study and maintain a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. Students must also apply for non-repayable federal financial aid (FAFSA/SEOG) each subsequent year of eligibility.
If a student has met all of the requirements to receive a post-secondary degree but
does not apply for graduation, is he/she still eligible to receive A+ financial incentives
to pursue another degree?
No. A student who has met the requirements for a post-secondary degree using A+ financial incentives shall be notified that his/her eligibility has been exhausted.
If a student's four year eligibility has expired and he/she has not completed 105%
of the hours required for the program in which you are currently enrolled, is the
student still eligible to receive A+ financial incentives?
No. A+ financial incentives must be used within 48 months of high school graduation.
Is there or is there going to be an extension of the benefit period for students who
are called to Active Duty immediately after 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 status within 12 months of the end of their military service.
Do A+ eligible students have to be enrolled full-time in a post-secondary program
of study to receive A+ financial incentives?
If a student who is enrolled in a program of study that requires an internship or
clinical experience, that prohibits full-time enrollment as defined by the institution,
still eligible to receive A+ financial incentives?
A student enrolled in a program of study that requires, as part of the program, the successful completion of an internship or clinical experience remains eligible for A+ incentive funds for this portion of the program.
Do developmental courses taken at a community college during the student's first year
of enrollment count toward meeting the full-time enrollment requirement?
It is the responsibility of the community college in which the student enrolls to determine whether or not the student's program equates to a full-time load as prescribed.
If a student has a GPA of 2.5 for the fall semester but a cumulative GPA of 2.27,
would this student be eligible to receive A+ financial incentives?
No, the cumulative GPA is used to determine A+ eligibility. The student would not be eligible until the overall GPA is 2.5 or higher.
May a student receive scholarships without jeopardizing his/her A+ financial incentive?
Yes, if the [local] scholarship has restrictions those must be honored (i.e., tuition only). If there are not restrictions on local scholarships, those funds may be used for non-A+ eligible expenses such as books, tuition surcharges, and other fees.
Is a student required to annually submit a federal financial aid application before
A+ incentive funds are available to the student for tuition and general fees?
If a student elects to attend a four-year institution after high school graduation
and then transfers back to a community college or a career-technical school, is the
student still eligible to receive A+ financial incentive funds?
Yes. A student transferring from a four-year institution into a two-year institution must transfer with a 2.5 GPA and enroll on a full-time basis in a program of study.
May a student enrolled at a four-year institution or community college take courses
and use A+ financial incentives at another community college during the summer term
for the purpose of accelerating the degree program at the four-year institution or
May a student simultaneously attend two eligible post-Secondary institutions and receive
A+ financial incentives?
Yes, however, both institutions must be A+ eligible. The institution granting the certificate or degree would claim the student for reimbursement purposes.
What is a program of study?
A program of study is a certificate or degree plan that is offered by the college or career-technical school.
May an A+ eligible student who enrolls in a one-year LPN program transfer into an
Yes. Coursework that is part of a higher level certificate or degree taken after receipt of a certificate will be reimbursed if it is related to the original certificate.
Are students with disabilities eligible for A+ incentive funds?
Yes, provided they meet the requirements of the A+ program.
What expenses are covered by the A+ program for eligible students attending a public
community college or career-technical school?
The scholarship will reimburse the unpaid balance of tuition 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.
May a student who is repeating a class, receive A+ benefits for that course?
No, if a student repeats a course for any reason, the repeated course will not be paid by A+ benefits but will be considered toward credit hour requirements.
Must Title IV federal non-repayable aid (PELL/SEOG) be applied to tuition and fees
before other expenses?
Yes. Under current rules PELL must be applied to A+ eligible costs (tuition and fees) before A+ is billed.
May a student switch majors and utilize A+ financial incentives?
Yes, as long as the student enrolls full-time within 48 months of graduation from high school, has not completed a degree or certificate; has not exceeded one hundred and five (105) percent of the hours required for the program of study; whichever occurs first.
What are the procedures for reimbursing out-of-state tuition if the student resides outside of Missouri but is A+ eligible and attends a Missouri community college?
A+ students must be graduates of an eligible Missouri A+ designated high school. A+ will reimburse only at in-state tuition rates. If the eligible A+ student moves out of Missouri but attends a Missouri public community college or a career technical school, any difference in tuition will be the responsibility of the student.
If a student only needs 11 hours to complete his/her degree, will A+ pay for any additional hours that the student might elect to take during that term?
No, A+ will pay for only the credit hours required for the degree. Any hours that exceed those required to complete the degree will be taken at the student’s expense.
What is the maximum number of hours a student can take in a semester?
There is no maximum number of hours a student may elect to take in a semester.