State-Funded Programs

MDHE State Programs

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.

State Agency Scholarships/Programs

  • Missouri National Guard Association Scholarship Program
    Missouri National Guard Association
    2302 Militia Drive
    Jefferson City, MO 65101
    800-972-1164 or 573-526-9632
  • Missouri Professional and Practical Nursing Student Loan Program
    Missouri Department of Health – Bureau of Primary Care
    PO Box 570
    Jefferson City, MO 65102
    800-891-7415 or 573-751-6219
  • Primary Care Resource Initiative for Missouri (PRIMO) Loan Program
    Missouri Department of Health – Bureau of Primary Care
    PO Box 570
    Jefferson City, MO 65102
    800-891-7415 or 573-751-6219
  • Federal Job Training Partnership Act Tuition Assistance Program
    Missouri Department of Economic Development
    Division of Job Development and Training
    PO Box 1087
    Jefferson City, MO 65102
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Tuition Assistance for Students with Physical and/or Mental Disabilities
    Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
    Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
    2401 East McCarty Street
    Jefferson City, MO 65101
    St. Charles Number - 636-940-3300
  • Federal Job Training Partnership Act Farmworker Assistance Program
    Rural Missouri, Inc.
    1014 Northeast Drive
    Jefferson City, MO 65109
    800-234-4971 or 573-635-0136

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.

Workforce Investment Act (WIA)

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.

Vocational Rehabilitation

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.


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