Scholarships & awards

A number of scholarship opportunities are available to online students. You may be eligible for scholarships based on your career stage, your achievements or your specific program.

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Scholarship resources

Your first stop should be Student Financial Aid, which can connect you to scholarships for first-time college students, international students and transfer students.

Scholarship resources from Student Financial Aid

Awards for military and transfer students

As an online Mizzou student, you have additional awards available to you. If you are a military or veteran student, or a transfer student from one of Missouri’s community colleges, these awards may apply to you.

Military Tuition Award

The Military Award offers a 10% tuition reduction for Mizzou’s regular undergraduate or graduate tuition rate. The tuition reduction does not apply to the higher tuition rates assessed by some programs. The award is available to veterans, active duty, National Guard, reserves AND spouses and dependents.

Find out if you are eligible and apply

Community College Tuition Award

The Community College Award offers a 10% tuition reduction for Mizzou’s online undergraduate degree programs. The award is available to graduates of Missouri's public, regionally accredited community colleges who also are Missouri residents.

Find out if you are eligible and apply

Awards based on career stage

In addition to the awards listed below, we encourage working or returning students to apply for funding through their workplace or professional organization.

Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE) Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant

This grant — which you do not need to pay back — is for adults over the age of 25 who have not earned a bachelor’s degree and who want to earn a certificate, degree or industry-recognized credential in a high-need field.

Find out if you are eligible and apply.

Senior Citizen Scholars

Are you 65 years or older and interested in taking an online course? You may be eligible to audit a non-credit course on a space-available basis for only $25. (Course fees may apply.) 

More about the Senior Citizen Scholars program

Awards based on your program

Many schools, colleges and departments have their own scholarships. Visit your program’s department webpage to check for updates.

Find a program

Scholarship resources

Your first stop should be Student Financial Aid, which can connect you to scholarships for first-time college students, international students and transfer students.

Scholarship resources from Student Financial Aid

Awards based on your program

Many schools, colleges and departments have their own scholarships. Visit your program’s department webpage to check for updates.

Find a program

Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE) Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant

This grant — which you do not need to pay back — is for adults over the age of 25 who have not earned a bachelor’s degree and who want to earn a certificate, degree or industry-recognized credential in a high-need field.

Find out if you are eligible and apply

Scholarship resources

Your first stop should be Student Financial Aid, which can connect you to scholarships for graduate students.

Scholarship resources from Student Financial Aid

Awards based on your program

Many schools, colleges and departments have their own scholarships. Visit your program’s department webpage to check for updates.

Find a program

Scholarship resources

Your first stop should be the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office, which can connect you to scholarships for first-time college students, international students and transfer students.

Scholarship resources from the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office

Awards based on your program

Many schools, colleges and departments have their own scholarships. Find your program’s academic unit on the Financial Aid and Scholarships website to check for updates.

Find a program

Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE) Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant

This grant — which you do not need to pay back — is for adults over the age of 25 who have not earned a bachelor’s degree and who want to earn a certificate, degree or industry-recognized credential in a high-need field.

Find out if you are eligible and apply

Tuition assistance for UM System faculty & staff members

One of the benefits of working for a UM System university is that, if you want to take courses or enroll in a program, you get 75% off tuition. Employee’s spouses and dependents may be eligible for 50% off.

Find out how to apply for tuition assistance