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Types of Financial Aid
The Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE) administers the following state need-based programs that use the FAFSA as the application:
ACCESS Missouri: This is a need-based program designed to provide students with a simplified financial aid process, provide predictable, portable awards, and increase access to a student's school of choice.
GEAR UP: Grants for undergraduate or TRIO students.
The MDHE also administers two other state grant programs that do not require completion of the FAFSA:
Public Service Officer or Employee's Child Survivor Grant Program: Tuition grant for dependent children and spouses of public safety officers or Missouri Department of Transportation employees who were killed or permanently and totally disabled in the line of duty.
Vietnam Veteran's Survivor Grant Program: Tuition grant for dependent children and spouses of Vietnam veterans who died as a result of exposure to toxic chemicals during the Vietnam conflict.