State Aid

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To determine eligibility for the following programs, students must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have results sent to Rockhurst University.

Missouri Higher Education Academic Scholarship (Bright Flight) Amount may vary. 
Missouri undergraduate students scoring in the top 3% of Missouri high school students taking the ACT or SAT. Scholarship renewable with full-time enrollment and cumulative GPA of 2.0. Application deadline is June 1.

Missouri Teacher Education Scholarship - $1,000
Missouri undergraduate students who rank in the top 15% of their high school class and plan to major in teacher education are eligible. Applications available from your high school or state. Not renewable. Application deadline is March 1.

Robert C. Byrd Honors - $1,500
First-time freshmen who score in the 90th percentile on the ACT/SAT and rank in the top 10% of their high school graduating class. Applications available from your high school. Students must be enrolled full time. Not renewable. Application deadline varies by state.

Missouri Marguerite-Ross Barnett Scholarship - Amount varies
Missouri residents enrolled part-time who are employed and are compensated for a minimum of 20 hours per week. Applications available from the Missouri Coordinating Board of Higher Education, 314-751-6635.

Access Missouri Grant - Amount varies
Open to Missouri residents who demonstrate financial need. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed by February 1 to establish eligibility.

Missouri Department of Education
The Missouri Department of Education offers the “Journey To College” web portal to assist Missouri high school students in planning and paying for college. The State Financial Aid portal allows students to learn about and apply for scholarships and grants, and determine their eligibility for state aid programs.