Freshmen should apply for FAFSA (Free Application For Federal Student Aid) by February 1st.  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:

Also be sure to check for any relevant scholarships.  Freshman applying for scholarships should complete the UMSL scholarship application by January 1st and the FAFSA by February 1st. Students must be admitted to UMSL for scholarship consideration. 

See our Financial Aid Checklist to help you through the process.