Fast Track Financial Aid

What is Missouri’s Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant?

The Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant is a new financial aid program for non-traditional students that addresses workforce needs by helping adults pursue a certificate, degree or industry-recognized credential in an area designated as high need. The program offers flexibility by providing assistance to part-time and full-time students.

Step 1

Am I eligible?

  • I am 25 years or older and have not been enrolled in any college within the last two years.
  • I have not yet earned a bachelor’s degree and plan to enroll part time or full time.
  • I am an individual who makes no more than $40,000 per year filing single or not more than $80,000 filing jointly.
  • I am a Missouri resident and a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

How much can I receive?

  • The Fast Track Grant is designed to ensure, when combined with other governmental financial aid, that tuition and fees are fully covered.
  • Awards will apply to any remaining tuition and fees not covered by other state and federal student aid programs.
  • For individuals for which other aid covers the full tuition and fee costs, students are eligible for an award of up to $500 to cover other education-related expenses.

What programs and credentials are included?

SCC has multiple options to help you pursue your chosen career path. Browse our list and find helpful job outlook information on each page.  We will update this list with new grant-eligible programs as they become available. 

Step 2

 1Complete the College application*

* Remember to complete all aspects for the application and admission process. We will send you an email with after you apply.

 2: Select an eligible program.

3File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

4Complete the Fast Track application.

Important grant information for students

  • This grant may be renewed by meeting all of the initial requirements and by making satisfactory progress, which includes maintaining at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average.
  • The grant requires that students graduate from an approved institution, maintain Missouri residency, achieve qualifying employment within 12 months of graduation, and maintain qualifying employment for at least three years.
  • One-third of the aggregate amount received through the Fast Track grant will remain a grant for each year of residency and employment. If the recipient meets the residency and employment requirements for less than the full three years, any remaining balance will be converted to a loan and will be repayable with interest.

For more information on getting and keeping the Fast Track Grant, see the Missouri Department of Higher Education Fast Track Overview.

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