The Career and Technology Center offers financial assistance and counseling. However, with an increasing number of applicants and a sometimes lengthy approval process, you are encouraged to apply early. Financial Aid Assistance is by appointment only. To set up your appointment, contact (573) 334-0826. Classes eligible for financial aid are noted by an “v”. Students enrolling in programs eligible for financial aid (indicated by this symbol “v”), must provide proof of a high school diploma from a state or nationally accredited school, or the equivalent (G.E.D.).
Home schooled applicants are asked to provide:
• A plan book, diary, daily log, or other written record indicating the subjects taught and the activities engaged in with the student.
• A portfolio containing samples of the student’s academic work.
• A record of evaluation of the student’s academic progress.
• Other written or credible evidence equivalent to the above.
NOTE: Home schooled applicants are highly encouraged to complete the GED as a part of the application process due to the expectations of many employers.
Financial Aid Basics
• Many programs qualify for Federal Pell Grants and Student Loans in addition to Missouri State Aid programs.
• Students attending “all day” programs that are approximately
6 months in length or longer may be able to utilize Pell Grants, Student Loans, and Missouri State Aid.
• Students attending programs that are less than 6 months in length (or attending only “half day”) have fewer financial aid options available to them.
• The foundational step for most students is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can go online to www.fafsa.ed.gov to complete your application, or visit our office for assistance.
• Students planning to start classes in the spring of 2010 must complete the 2009/2010 FAFSA.
• Once you have received results from your FAFSA, our office will assist you in finalizing your financial arrangements. Please call to set up an appointment to discuss student loans or other financial aid options.
• Students often qualify for assistance from local agencies offering employment and training assistance on behalf of their local Workforce Investment Board. Please contact our office for further information about an Agency office near you.
Financial Aid Handbook