Freshmen should apply for FAFSA (Free Application For Federal Student Aid) by March 1 It is preferable to file your FAFSA as early as possible for priority consideration for all scholarships and state grants.
Undergraduate Students are eligible for:
- Federal Stafford Loans
- Federal PLUS Loans
- Perkins Loans
- Federal Grants
- State Grants
- Federal Work Study
Also be sure to check for any relevant scholarships. Freshman applying for scholarships should complete the UMSL scholarship application and the FAFSA by March 1. Students must be admitted to UMSL for scholarship consideration.
See our Financial Aid Checklist to help you through the process.