The following are programs supported by the Missouri Department of Higher Education. Descriptions and requirements of each program can be found at the MDHE website. Click the individual program link to be redirected to the MDHE website.
The programs listed on this page are adminstered by federal and state agencies. Availability of these programs and information contained on this page is subject to change according to the policies set by the agencies that administer them.
WIA provides help to workers who have been permanently laid off because of a business closure, cutback, or other similar circumstances. The program funds educational retraining and other supportive services.
To determine eligibility, contact your local Missouri Career Center and meet with a counselor.
Once you have been approved for WIA benefits, your career counselor will assist you with the necessary paperwork required for funding. You should then meet with an academic advisor and with a financial aid counselor for further guidance.
This program provides assistance to students with a physical and/or mental disability.
Students are required to meet with their vocational rehabilitation counselor to determine their eligibility for benefits. Students residing in St. Charles County may call 636-940-3300 for information. If you are unsure as to which Vocational Rehabilitation office to call, contact the main office in Jefferson City at 573-751-3251.
After a student has been approved for benefits, authorizations for payment will be issued and mailed to the college. This will allow the college to bill for those expenses allowed and to secure the student’s classes until payment has been made. Textbook credits will be given prior to the start of a new semester, if approval for books and/or supplies is granted.
Vocational Rehabilitation students must complete a FAFSA for each school year they plan to attend. If eligible to receive a Pell Grant, these funds will be utilized prior to Vocational Rehabilitation funds.
Students who have a physical disability and need additional assistance while on campus should contact the Accessibility Services Office at 636-922-8247.