Beat the deadlines You too can get more federal and state aid
As you’re wrapping your head around the process involved for financial aid, it helps to know what resources are at your disposal. There is also a wealth of online information available to our students and parents on how to apply for financial aid. For instance, the awesome resources below can help you get started.
Forecast your potential financial aid. You don't have to wait until your FAFSA is filed and processed to get an idea of what kind of financial aid and assistance you can expect. You can use the FAFSA4caster tool on the official FAFSA site to project the amount of financial aid for which you'd be eligible.
Culver-Stockton is eligible to accept benefits for veteran's benefits including the G.I. Bill and all other forms of veteran's benefits.
Federal Supplemental Equal Opportunity Grant
This grant may be awarded to students who are eligible for the Federal Pell Grant. Schools have very limited funding of the FSEOG so students are encouraged to file their FAFSA early and be accepted to the college.
TEACH Grant Program
Teacher Education Assistance (TEACH) Grant Program
This grant provides up to $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families and intends to teach in a high need field.
Federal Parent Loan For Undergraduate Students
The PLUS loan is a loan taken out by either a parent or step-parent who needs additional funds to assist students with educational expenses. The parent is responsible for repayment, which begins 60 days after the funds are fully disbursed. You may apply online at www.studentaid.gov.
Federal Work-Study Programs
This program provides part-time, on-campus employment for students with established need. Students are eligible to work up to 20 hours per week. Jobs are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans
Direct Stafford Loans are student loans that must be repaid and are available to both undergraduate and graduate students. First-year undergraduates are eligible for loans up to $5,500 with the loan amount increasing for subsequent years of study including higher amounts for graduate students. The interest rates may vary based on when the loan is borrowed. There are two types of loans: subsidized in which the government pays the interest while you are in school, during grace periods, and during any deferment periods and unsubsidized for which you are responsible for paying all interest that accrues from the date of the first disbursement until the loan is paid in full.
Access Missouri Award
This is a need-based grant funded by the state of Missouri. Maximum amount varies each year. The student must file a FAFSA by February 1, demonstrate financial need, list a Missouri school code, and meet Missouri residency requirements each academic year. Students must maintain a cumulative 2.5 GPA for the award to be renewed.
For more information, go to Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE) website.
Bright Flight Scholarship
This scholarship is given to graduating Missouri high school students who enroll as a first-time, full-time freshman at an approved Missouri institution. Students must score in the top 3% of the state (normally a score of at least 31) or above on their ACT by June. The value of this scholarship varies each year. No FAFSA is required. Students must maintain a cumulative 2.5 GPA for the scholarship to be renewed.
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Students with limiting disabilities may be eligible for benefits through the state's department of rehabilitation. These services include payment of tuition, fees, books, and job placement. Contact your local department of rehabilitation office for details. Culver-Stockton College accepts these benefits from all states.
Work Force Investment Act
Culver-Stockton is eligible to accept benefits through the WIA program for displaced workers. Students need to contact their local WIA office for more details.