Military Tuition Award

The Mizzou Online Military Tuition Award offers a 10 percent tuition reduction for University of Missouri undergraduate and graduate distance degree and certificate programs.


Meredith Evans

Savannah, MO
Staff Sergeant, Air National Guard

"As a staff sergeant in the national guard, I train in the United States and abroad. The online format gave me the flexibility I needed to earn my degree."

Master of Science in Agroforestry `18

John Rossi

John Rossi

Dayton, OH

“I wanted to attend a school that values military service while providing a place for personal and professional growth. I am impressed with the accessibility and quality of [Mizzou's online] format . . . the university and faculty have always supported me and provided a way to succeed. I feel empowered and protected by their willingness to work with my schedule!”

Doctor of nursing practice candidate with an emphasis in family psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner (DNP), '22

The University of Missouri provides military personnel, veterans and their families (qualified dependents) with a 10 percent reduction off of base tuition for undergraduate and graduate distance degree and certificate program credit hours. The Mizzou Online Military Tuition Award applies to distance students after they are admitted to the university and enrolled in their respective programs.

Who qualifies

Members of the United States Armed Forces, National Guard and Reserves, and their spouses and dependent children; who have been accepted as a degree-seeking student to one of Mizzou's distance degree programs.

What is covered

  • The 10 percent tuition award reduces base tuition only; other fees still apply.
  • The award is for a maximum of 150 cumulative credit hours toward an undergraduate distance degree and 75 cumulative credit hours toward a graduate distance program. Cumulative hours include transfer credit (Example: If Mizzou awards you 60 hours in transfer credit from a previous school attended, a maximum of 90 Mizzou undergraduate credit hours would be eligible for the tuition award.)

Maintaining eligibility

To continue receiving the tuition award, recipients must:

  • Be certified to receive military or veteran benefits.
  • Be a verified spouse or dependent child of an active duty service member, veteran, National Guard or Reservist.
  • Remain active as a Mizzou distance student.
  • Maintain a 2.0 GPA.

How to Apply

  1. Apply and be admitted into a Mizzou distance program.
  2. Submit a FAFSA. Learn about the process at
  3. Submit the Mizzou Online Tuition Award Application.

Send eligibility questions to Jean at or 573-882-2491.

Required documentation

Everyone must submit an annual FAFSA.

Before submitting your Mizzou Online Tuition Award Application make sure you have filled out a FAFSA. You can learn about the process at


  • Upload a digital copy of your DD214 using the award application form or fax to 573-882-5071.

Active Duty

  • No additional documentation required.


  • Upload a digital copy of the DD214 form that connects you to a veteran.
  • Upload a copy of your marriage certificate.

Dependent Children (under age 24)

  • Upload a digital copy of the DD214 form that connects you to a veteran.
  • In some cases you may be required to upload a copy of your birth certificate or adoption papers.

Important Please block your social security number when you scan/fax your DD214 (e.g. cover that section with a temporary sticker.)


  • The award is not retroactive for previous credit taken at the University of Missouri.
  • Recipients will not receive the award funds directly.
  • The award will appear as a tuition credit on your bill.