Federal Programs

Federal Work-Study

The Federal Work-Study Program (part-time campus employment) is often an option for eligible students. Hours worked (not to exceed 15 per week) are determined by need and by credit-hour enrollment. To determine eligibility, you must complete a FAFSA as well as an application for work-study. Applications are available in the Enrollment Services Department (ADM 1113). Work-Study payroll is processed bi-weekly through direct deposit at a bank of the student's choice.

HOPE Scholarship

The Hope Scholarship provides a federal income tax credit based on the first $4,000 in postsecondary education expenses paid by the taxpayer during the tax year.

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (P.L. 111-5) included the American Opportunity Tax Credit, which expands the Hope Scholarship. The amount is increased from $1,800 to $2,500. This expansion is temporary, limited to the 2009 and 2010 tax years. If not made permanent by Congress, the maximum Hope Scholarship will revert to $1,800 in 2011.

St. Charles Community College is responsible for reporting the name, address and taxpayer identification number of the student. This is also the information you use when completing your tax forms for that year.

To obtain further information pertaining to the Hope Scholarship, contact your local tax preparer, the IRS or the following website: http://www.finaid.org/otheraid/hopescholarship.phtml


Americorps is a nationwide program, open to Americans of all ages to help communities in need. The amount of your award will be determined by your "term of service," and you can earn up to two awards for educational purposes. Students who may be interested in becoming Americorps members may call 800-942-2677.

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.


All sources of funding are considered when determining your maximum amount of eligibility for financial aid. This is including but not limited to PELL, SEOG, Federal Direct Student Loans, Scholarships, A+ Scholarship, Vocational Rehabilitation and any other program participation. Students receiving financial aid must meet satisfactory academic progress standards (SAP).  Failure to meet these standards may result in a student's loss of financial aid eligibility until satisfactory academic progress can be reestablished. Refer to the Financial Aid Handbook for more information about SAP, or contact the Enrollment Services Department, Administration Building, Room 1113, 636-922-8270.


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