Financial Assistance

Our Mission

The Student Financial Assistance Office (SFA) assists families with understanding college costs at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Our team facilitates access to federal, state, institutional and private financial resources and coordinates access to university scholarship and loan awards for our students, while adhering to NASFAA’s statement of ethical principles.

The SFA Office continually strives to provide high quality service to all students, families, faculty, staff, alumni and other interested parties. Our team works to meet campus strategic goals through financial aid administration, community outreach, financial literacy and debt counseling programs.

Federal Aid Policies and Procedures

To apply for federal financial aid, (loans and work study), you must complete a need analysis form (i.e. Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA). Preference will be given to those students whose FAFSA has been received by February 1. If you apply for federal financial aid at any other time of the year, Missouri S&T will attempt to fill your financial needs to the extent that funds or opportunities are available.

Federal aid is contingent upon students meeting satisfactory academic progress (SAP). SAP requirements are listed on the student financial assistance website: http://sfa.mst.edu/policiesprocedures/.

The student financial assistance office strongly encourages students to keep their expected graduation date current. Having an incorrect expected graduation date could affect a student receiving financial aid for a given semester. Contact the registrar’s office if you wish to change your expected graduation date.

Graduate Certificate Programs and Gainful Employment Program Disclosure

Effective July 1, 2011, the Department of Education requires that all certificated programs must disclose particular gainful employment information to current and prospective students. The information that is provided in the disclosure includes the estimated cost of the certificate program as well as on-time graduation and job placement rates for this particular certificate program. Information on graduate certificate programs, including gainful employment disclosures, may be found at http://dce.mst.edu/.

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