A+ Schools Program - Benefits

    • Reimbursement for tuition and general fees* subject to legislative appropriation paid for by the state to any of Missouri's public community colleges, career technical schools and one private technical school. When state funds are available, students also can be reimbursed for up to 50% of their textbook purchases. Funding for the Student Financial Incentives portion of the A+ Schools Program is the sole responsibility of the State of Missouri.**


    • Incentives will be made available after the student has made a good faith effort to first secure all available federal post-secondary student financial assistance funds that do not require repayment. Parents must complete and send in the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Parental income is NOT a criteria for A+ student incentive reimbursements.


    • Students may receive this incentive for a maximum of six (6) semesters, must be enrolled as a FULL-TIME student and maintain a grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the institution. Students are eligible to use the incentive for UP TO FOUR years after high school graduation.


    • All funds for the A+ Schools Program are subject to yearly state budgetary appropriations.


    * Fees are limited to general fees that all students are required to pay.

    ** Funds become available semester following the student's graduation. 

    Please contact your intended college or university to discuss their eligibility to accept A+ incentives.