Financial Resources

From the Directory of Early Childhood Certificate and Degree Programs at Missouri Colleges and Universities

Many students who do not currently qualify for tuition support from a Head Start program or a T.E.A.C.H. MISSOURI scholarship may require help covering the costs of tuition and fees. All schools begin the process of determining eligibility for financial aid in the same way. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available online at A paper copy of this form can be obtained by contacting the Department of Education at 1-800-4-FED-AID or 319-337-5665. If you are hearing impaired, contact the TTY line at 1-800-730-8913.

General Information

Scholarship Searches

Resources for Students of Color

Students may also want to know more about the Hope Scholarship and Lifetime Learning Tax Credit. Both are tax credits subtracted from the amount of tax owed, not scholarships or tax deductions. For more information about these tax credits, contact the financial aid office at any school listed in the directory.

Other Financial and Informational Resources

State Department Resources

Missouri Department of Economic Development

P.O. Box 1157
301 W. High Street
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Phone: (573) 751-4962

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

P.O. Box 480
205 Jefferson Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone: (573) 751-4212

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

P.O. Box 570
912 Wildwood
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Phone: (573) 751-6400

Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations

P.O. Box 59
421 East Dunklin Street
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Phone: (573) 751-3215

Missouri Department of Public Safety

P.O. Box 749
1101 Riverside Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Phone: (573) 751-4905

Missouri Department of Social Services

P.O. Box 1527
Broadway State Office Building
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Phone: (573) 751-4815

Missouri State Treasurer

P.O. Box 210
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Phone: (573) 751-8533

Missouri Department of Higher Education

P.O. Box 480
Jefferson City, MO 65102
(573) 751.1668

National Guard Association

2302 Militia Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65101
(888) 526.6664 or (573) 638.0623

    • Tuition Assistance
    • Missouri Army National Guard (800) 464.8273
    • Missouri Air National Guard (800) TO-GO-ANG
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