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State Technical College of Missouri participates in the following programs:

GRANTS
STUDENT EMPLOYMENT
LOANS
A+ PROGRAM
SCHOLARSHIPS
LINN STATE TECHNICAL COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS
CORPORATE, ENDOWED AND PRIVATELY SPONSORED SCHOLARSHIPS
INTERNAL TUITION WAIVERS PROVIDED BY LINN STATE TECHNICAL COLLEGE
EXTERNALLY MANAGED SCHOLARSHIPS
GOVERNMENT FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS


GRANTS

  • Federal Pell Grant. The Pell Grant is a federal financial assistance program for students who have a financial need according to the Pell Grant criteria. Students must be degree seeking to receive the Federal Pell Grant.  To apply, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form must be filled out, showing the State Tech Technical College code (004711).  When the FAFSA form has been processed, students will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Department of Education. State Technical College of Missouri will receive the same information electronically. 

  • Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG). This program is available to students with exceptional financial need. Once the Pell Grant has been processed, SEOG awards are provided to those students with the lowest expected family contribution based upon the availability of funds. Awards are issued at the discretion of the Office of Financial Aid.
  • Displaced Homemakers and Single Parents. Displaced homemakers and single parents may be able to apply for small grants. These grants are based on the availability of funding. See Director of Financial Aid for criteria.

  • Access Missouri Grant Program. Missouri residents apply for this grant by completing the Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA must be received by April 1 to be considered for this grant. Students must also be enrolled full-time, maintain a 2.500 cumulative grade point average, and have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) figure below $12,000. (Based upon availability of state funding and subject to change by action of the Missouri General Assembly).

STUDENT EMPLOYMENT

  • Federal College Work Study. Jobs at the college are available to students who have financial need and who wish to earn a monthly paycheck by working a part-time job on campus. Students apply for work study by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. If determined eligible, the college will notify the student to visit the Office of Financial Aid at the beginning of the semester for a job assignment. 

Jobs include food service, clerical work and maintenance, and are based on availability of funds.

LOANS

  • *Federal Direct Stafford Student Loan. This loan program allows students to borrow loans in their name at low interest rates. Students apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Through this program there is both a “subsidized” interest loan and an “unsubsidized” interest loan. The federal maximum for a first-year degree-seeking dependent student is $5,500, of which no more than $3,500 can be subsidized. Second-year degree-seeking dependent students may borrow a maximum of $6,500, of which no more than $4,500 can be subsidized. Independent students and dependent students whose parent is denied a PLUS loan due to credit, can receive up to an additional $4,000 unsubsidized loan funds. Students that are doing pre-requisite course work are eligible for $2,625. Repayment begins six months after leaving school with a fixed interest rate not to exceed 8.25 percent.

  • *Federal Direct Parent (PLUS) Loan. Parents of dependent students may borrow an amount not greater than the cost of education minus any student financial aid. Repayment starts 60 days after the loan has been fully disbursed. Parents may discuss deferment options with their lender. Parents must pass a credit check to be accepted for a PLUS loan. The interest rate is a fixed rate that will not exceed nine (9) percent.

  • Private/Alternative Loan. This option will only be available if lenders continue to offer private loans. Students must apply for all federal financial aid prior to applying for a private loan. Students must apply with a lender to have a credit check run. Students who have little or no credit may need a credit-worthy co-signer. Students must be enrolled full-time and must be a student in good standing. Interest rates are variable and determined by the lender based on the borrower’s credit score. Most private loans start repayment six months after leaving college. Check with the lender regarding fees associated with the private loan.

*Note: Most Federal Student Loans will be credited to student accounts by electronic funds transfer (EFT) on the 31st day of each semester. Students will receive notification that their account has been credited by EFT and will be given the opportunity to cancel the loan(s) at that time.

A+ Program

  • Missouri A+ Schools Program. State Technical College of Missouri participates in the A+ Program, created by the Outstanding Schools Act of 1993. Eligible students who have graduated from an A+ high school have incentive funds available that cover the standard tuition and fees that are assessed to every full-time student. Housing, books, course and program specific fees, such as professional licensing, tools, supply items, etc., are not reimbursed through the A+ Schools Program. A+ students are required to apply for Federal Financial Aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year. Students must complete the financial aid process within the first 30 days each semester to ensure funding. (Based upon availability of state funding and subject to change by action of the Missouri General Assembly and guidelines received from the Missouri Department of Higher Education).

SCHOLARSHIPS 

  • Missouri Higher Education Academic Scholarship Program (Bright Flight, $3,000 Award). To be eligible for a Bright Flight award, a high school senior must have a composite score on the American College Testing Program (ACT) or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) in the top three (3) percent of all Missouri students taking those tests. Student who score in the top five (5) percent may also qualify, contingent upon sufficient funding. Actual award amounts will be determined based upon students’ test scores and the amount of funds allocated.

  • Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP). State Technical College of Missouri participates in the Midwest Student Exchange Program. This program, established by the Midwestern Higher Education Commission to increase interstate educational opportunities for students in its member states, enables residents of Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota and Nebraska to enroll in designated Missouri institutions and programs at reduced tuition levels. Tuition for MSEP students attending State Technical College of Missouri is equal to 150 percent of resident tuition fees. For further information, please contact the Office of Admissions.

  • Missouri Returning HEROES' Education Act. Students who served in armed combat after September 11, 2001 and were a Missouri resident at the time of entry into the military may qualify for reduced tuition of $50 per credit hour. The student must have served in a combat zone designated by the U.S. Department of Defense and have been honorably discharged from active duty to receive the reduced tuition rate. The student must maintain a 2.500 cumulative GPA and be enrolled in classes required for their degree or certificate to remain eligible for this waiver. Other financial aid will be considered to determine student’s eligibility. Students who believe they are eligible for this waiver must submit Member Copy 4 of their DD 214 to the Office of Financial Aid.

GOVERNMENT FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS

  • Workforce Investment Act (WIA). This program provides funding to meet college expenses. Eligibility is determined on an individual basis and reflects current economic circumstances of the applicant. Persons who have been terminated or laid-off should contact the nearest Missouri Career Center to apply.

  • GAMM Vocational Training Program. Residents of Northeast Missouri including the counties of Knox, Scotland, Clark, Lewis, Macon, Shelby and Adair may be eligible for tuition assistance. Eligibility is determined individually and recognizes the unique problems in the farming community. Further information may be acquired by contacting the GAMM office at La Belle (816-462-3221).

  • Trade Adjustment Act (TAA) - Training Rehabilitation Act (TRA). Assistance is available for unemployed adults who have been laid-off due to factory closings. Full or partial college expenses may be funded if eligibility is determined. Information is available through the nearest Missouri Career Center.

  • Vocational Rehabilitation Services. The Vocational Resource Educator at State Technical College of Missouri administers vocational rehabilitation (VR) services designed to help citizens with physical or mental disabilities. Vocational rehabilitation services are provided through the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, part of the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The program is supported by federal and state funds. Call (866)661-9106 for more information. VR offices are located throughout the state in order to provide convenient service to clients.

NOTE: State and/or Federal funded programs may be subject to change without prior notice.

LINN STATE TECHNICAL COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS

The application for scholarships is available in the Office of Financial Aid and Office of Admissions.

  • Student Government Association (SGA) Scholarship. ($200 - $500 Award) Scholarships of $200 or more are given for leadership roles in organizations such as student government, yearbook, or newspaper. Students are nominated by a Student Government Association (SGA) sponsor.

  • Resident Assistants. Resident Assistants in Housing are able to get a fee reduction equal to the cost of double room rent. See the Resident Manager for a job description and application.

  • Girls State Scholarship. ($1,200 Award) Applicant must be a Missouri Girls State Citizen (for the summer prior to enrollment) and rank in the top 30% of her high school class. The recipient will receive a work grant valued at $1,200 per year, renewable if a 3.000 GPA is maintained and a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester is completed at State Technical College of Missouri. Certificate must be presented to the Office of Financial Aid.

  • Boys State Scholarship. ($1,200 Award) Applicant must be a Missouri Boys State Citizen (for the summer prior to enrollment) and rank in the top 30% of his high school class. The recipient will receive a work grant valued at $1,200 per year, renewable if a 3.000 GPA is maintained and a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester is completed at State Technical College of Missouri. Certificate must be presented to the Office of Financial Aid.

CORPORATE, ENDOWED AND PRIVATELY SPONSORED SCHOLARSHIPS

The summary list scholarships by academic program and are managed by the Foundation for State Technical College of Missouri and the Office of Financial Aid. These scholarships are available to full-time students enrolling at State Technical College of Missouri. For more information call (573) 897-5000. Review complete scholarship guidelines at www.statetechmo.edu/admissions/scholarships/index.php. The scholarship deadline is February 15 unless otherwise noted. Applications may be submitted online at www.statetechmo.edu/admissions/scholarships/apply.php.

SCHOLARSHIP SUMMARY


INTERNAL TUITION WAIVERS PROVIDED BY STC

All grade point averages must be calculated on, or converted to, a 4.000 scale. Students will be given the highest single tuition waiver for which they qualify. All tuition waivers will be divided equally over the fall and spring semesters of eligibility unless otherwise noted. Additional awards may be given on an individual basis at the discretion of the State Technical College of Missouri Scholarship Committee. It should also be noted that all internal awards are waivers of tuition. Should outside funding become available, it will take precedence over the college tuition waiver. Waivers may not exceed tuition in any semester and may be reduced at the discretion of State Technical College of Missouri. Awards are given to State Technical College of Missouri full-time, degree seeking students only. Unless otherwise noted, priority deadline for tuition waivers is May 1 for fall enrollment and December 1 for spring enrollment. However, applications will be accepted until 30 days prior to the start of the semester and will be based on the availability of funds. The application for tuition waivers and scholarships is available in the Office of Financial Aid and Office of Admissions.

  • President’s Waiver. ($2,000 Award) Awarded to first time entering college freshmen. Must rank in the top 15 percent of his/her high school class. Must have a composite score of 28 or higher on the enhanced ACT or have an ASSET/COMPASS test basic skills average score of the 97th percentile. This tuition waiver is applied at the rate of $1,000 per year for those students who achieve and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.800.

  • SkillsUSA Waiver. ($2,000 (1st place), $1,500 (2nd place), $1,000 (3rd place) Award) This waiver is designed to reward students with strong technical skills. Must place first, second or third in a Missouri State SkillsUSA contest. Students placing in multiple contests will receive the single highest award earned. The tuition waiver is available to: 1) first-time entering freshmen and must be used the first year that the student is eligible and enrolled; and 2) State Technical College of Missouri students meeting the same contest criteria at the postsecondary SkillsUSA level. These students must return to State Technical College of Missouri for the next academic year in order to receive the waiver. Certificate must be presented to the Office of Financial Aid.

  • FFA Waiver. ($2,000, $1,500, $1,000 Award) Awarded to first time entering college freshmen. Must place first, second, or third at the state FFA contest. This waiver is designed to reward students with strong technical skills. It may be applied toward any subject area at State Technical College of Missouri. This tuition waiver is also available to State Technical College of Missouri students meeting the same contest criteria at the postsecondary FFA level. Certificate must be presented to the Office of Financial Aid.

  • Breaking Traditions Tuition Waiver. (State Winner Full Tuition, Regional Winner $1,000 Award) This tuition waiver is designed to reward students who receive a State or Regional Breaking Traditions award. State winners will receive a full tuition waiver and Regional winners will receive a $1,000 tuition waiver. The tuition waiver is available to 1) first-time entering students and 2) State Technical College of Missouri students who receive the award at the post-secondary level. To renew, students must return to State Technical College of Missouri for the next academic year and have maintained a cumulative 3.000 GPA.

  • Academic Achievement Award. ($1,000 Award) Awarded to first time entering college freshmen. Must have a composite score of 26 or higher on the enhanced ACT or have an ASSET/COMPASS test basic skills average score in the 94th percentile or higher. This tuition waiver is applied at the rate of $500 per year provided a 3.000 grade point average is maintained.

  • AVTS Continuing Education Award. ($1,000 Award) Awarded to first time entering college freshmen. Must be an area vocational technical school graduate who maintained at least a “B” average for two years. This tuition waiver will be applied at the rate of $500 per year provided a “B” average is maintained.

  • MITEA (Missouri Industrial Technology Education Association) Waiver. ($2,000, $1,500, $1,000 Award) Awarded to first time entering college freshmen. Must place first, second or third at the state MITEA contest. This waiver is designed to reward students who have demonstrated exceptional technical ability. It may be applied toward any subject area at State Technical College of Missouri. Certificate must be presented to the Office of Financial Aid.

  • Armed Service Award. ($500 Award) Awarded to first time entering college freshmen. Member of good standing in the National Guard Reserves, or person who has separated from active duty within 6 months prior to admission to the college. Must submit a scholarship application and a letter of endorsement from the appropriate commanding officer. Tuition waiver is nonrenewable.

  • Phi-Beta Lambda (PBL) Waiver. ($2,000, $1,000 Award) Awarded to a high school graduate who placed first or second at the state Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) contest or awarded to a first time entering college freshman who places first or second at the state PBL contest. Certificate must be presented to the Office of Financial Aid.

  • Ford AAA Waiver. ($2,000, 1,500, $1,000 Award) State Technical College of Missouri is proud to recognize and reward the winners of the Ford AAA National Quality Care Challenge. Individuals who have placed first, second or third at the State Competition and are enrolling in State Technical College of Missouri’s Automotive Technology program will receive a tuition waiver for the amount of $1,000 (3rd place), $1,500 (2nd place) or $2,000 (1st place). Certificate must be presented to the Office of Financial Aid.

  • PAS (Postsecondary Agriculture Student) Waiver. ($2,000, $1,500 or $1,000 Award) Awarded to Commercial Turf & Grounds Management students. This tuition waiver is awarded to first and second-year students who place first, second or third at the state PAS contest. Applications must be turned in within two weeks of competition. Award will apply to the current regular academic year. Certificate must be presented to the Office of Financial Aid.

  • National Hot Rod/State Technical College of Missouri Waiver. ($1,000) Awarded to first time entering college freshmen. Must place first in the National Hot Rod Association spec class (designed for high school students). Waivers will be awarded to each of the winners from the three NHRA sanctioned tracks in Missouri. The waiver will be prorated by the number of semesters with the full-time degree program in which the student is enrolled at State Technical College of Missouri and will be provided in the form of a tuition waiver. Certificate must be presented to the Office of Financial Aid.

  • Legacy Tuition Waiver.  Students who are not Missouri residents may be eligible for the Legacy Tuition Waiver if their parent is a State Technical College of Missouri graduate.  This waiver is designed to waive the out-of-state tuition, so the student pays the current in-state tuition rate.  To remain eligible for this waiver, students must maintain a cumulative 2.500 GPA.  To be considered, students must apply at the Office of Financial Aid.
  • Non-Resident Tuition Waiver. (Maximum $650 per Semester) Students who are not Missouri residents may be eligible to receive a non-resident tuition waiver provided they meet the following requirements: 1) Enroll in a program whose industry sponsors have service centers in the applicant’s state of residence; and 2) Submit a written request for non-resident tuition waiver to the Office of Financial Aid no later than 30 days prior to start of student’s first semester.

  • International Student Tuition Waiver. (Maximum is $650 per Semester) International students may apply for an international student tuition waiver, provided: 1) all procedures for International Student Admission have been completed, 2) a written request for international tuition waiver has been submitted to the Office of Financial Aid no later than 30 days prior to start of student’s first semester, and 3) a letter of recommendation has been submitted to the Office of Financial Aid no later than 30 days prior to semester start.


  • Senior Citizens’ Tuition Waiver. Awarded to any Missouri resident who is at least sixty-five years of age on or before August 1 of the school year. The student must satisfy all entrance requirements of the college and provide documentation of age to the Office of Financial Aid. The college will determine eligibility based on available class space after tuition-paying students have enrolled. A person receiving this waiver shall take all tuition-free courses on a noncredit basis and shall satisfy all course prerequisites of the institution per RSMo 173.091.

  • Missouri Association for Career and Technical Education (Missouri ACTE) Conference. (one-$1,000 and two - $250 Awards) Awarded to first time entering college freshmen. See High School Counselor for availability.

  • Helping Hand Award (Alumni). ($300 Award) This award provides an opportunity for a State Technical College of Missouri alumnus to extend a “helping hand” to another deserving person whom they encourage to attend State Tech. Assistance in the form of a $300 tuition waiver is awarded in the name of the nominating alumnus. This waiver is available only to first time entering freshmen. Award is limited to one per student. This tuition waiver will be applied at the rate of $300 for the fall semester only. Apply early, awards will be made on a first received basis. Application is available at www.statetechmo.edu/alumni/documents/HelpingHand.pdf.

EXTERNALLY MANAGED SCHOLARSHIPS

The following externally managed scholarships are specific to State Technical College of Missouri students. For more information about these scholarships contact the sponsor or visit their website.

  • Black River Electric Cooperative ($9,900 Award)
    Eligible program: Electrical Distribution Systems.

  • Central Electric Power Cooperative ($1,000 Award)
    Eligible program: All programs.

  • Earnest & Lillian Swanson Scholarship (Federated Garden Clubs Of Missouri, Inc.) ($500 - $3,000 Award)
    Eligible program:
    Commercial Turf & Grounds Management.

  • Laclede Electric Cooperative ($13,000 Award)
    Eligible program:
    Electrical Distribution Systems.

  • Ozark Electric Cooperative ($4,400 Award)
    Eligible program:
    Electrical Distribution Systems.

  • Route 66 Car Club ($1,000 Award)
    Eligible program:
    Automotive Collision Technology and Automotive Technology.

  • The David I. Coren Memorial Scholarship Program ( $2,500 Award maximum) – visit www.egsa.org for application information.
    Eligible program:
    Electric Power Generation Technology.

  • Three Rivers Electric Cooperative ($1,000 Award)
    All programs are encouraged to apply, must live within the Three Rivers Electric Cooperative service area.

  • West Central Cooperative ($2,400 Award)
    Eligible program:
    Electrical Distribution Systems.

    Many organizations offer college scholarships and tuition reimbursement programs. Check information sources such as your high school counselor, the public library, employers, and clubs/associations of which you are a member.






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