Important reminders

Free application for federal student aid (FAFSA)

  • Filing begins Oct. 1
  • Schedule an appointment with an EOC counselor for free assistance with filing the FAFSA electronically.
  • Be prepared to bring tax forms, W-2s and any other income received documentation.
  • Call 816.604.4400 for an appointment or complete the participant intake form


  • Pay close attention to colleges' financial aid priority dates.
  • Missouri state grant deadline is Feb. 1.


  • Start searching for scholarships early
  • Most scholarship deadlines are in March or April.
  • Scholarship Guide (PDF) (Compiled by EOC staff not a comprehensive listing of scholarships available)


EOC staff are available to conduct presentations on postsecondary and financial aid opportunities at community agencies, schools, organizations, etc. Call 816.604.4400 to schedule a presentation for your organization's participants.