Missouri Fast Track Grants Now Available

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Who is eligible?

  • Individuals who are 25 years or older or individuals who have not been enrolled in any school within the last two years can participate.
  • The grant will serve individuals who have not earned a bachelor’s degree and are planning to enroll part time or full time.
  • Individuals who make no more than $80,000 filing jointly, or no more than $40,000 per year, filing any other tax status.
  • Individuals who are enrolled at least half-time in an eligible program or are participating in Department of Labor-approved apprenticeship. View the full list of eligible programs.

How can I apply?

  • Find and enroll in an approved Drury University program.
  • Complete the Fast Track application, available through the State Student Financial Aid Portal. Register for the portal and to complete your Fast Track application. Find the Fast Track application listed under the “Estimate Eligibility” tab. Choose the academic year and scroll down to apply.
  • Complete a self-certification form for each disbursement. Return the form to:

Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development
Attn: Fast Track
P.O. Box 1469
Jefferson City, MO 65102

  • You must complete the FAFSA each year you are enrolled (or are planning to enroll) in college.

What does the grant cover?

  • The Fast Track grant is designed to ensure, when combined with other governmental financial aid, that tuition and fees are fully covered.
  • Awards will be for any remaining tuition and fees not covered by other state and federal student aid programs.
  • For individuals for which other aid covers the full tuition and fee costs, students are eligible for an award of up to $500 to cover other education-related expenses.
  • What if I am applying for a per-certification training program?
    • Eligible programs included: Clinical Medical Assistant, Computer Technician (CompTIA A+), Dental Assistant, Medical Administrative Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, and Phlebotomy Technician

What are the grant requirements?

  • This grant may be renewed by meeting all of the initial requirements and by making satisfactory progress, which includes maintaining at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average.
  • The grant requires that students graduate from an approved institution, maintain Missouri residency, achieve qualifying employment within 12 months of graduation, and maintain qualifying employment for at least three years.
  • One-third of the aggregate amount received through the Fast Track grant will remain a grant for each year of residency and employment. If the recipient meets the residency and employment requirements for less than the full three years, any remaining balance will be converted to a loan and will be repayable with interest.

For more information, visit the Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development website.

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