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Missouri boasts a rich history in financial aid. As a state we education and are united by network of professionals whose primary mission is to help you.

MASFAP frequently partners with the Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development to foster financial literacy and promote access to higher education.

Free In-Person Financial Aid Workshops for High School Counselors through MASFAP

MASFAP’s Early Awareness Committee is planning in-person high school counselor workshops around Missouri this fall. We are excited to announce we have confirmed 14 locations! These are free workshops focused on pertinent financial aid topics. We encourage high school counselors and college access professionals to attend.

Unless otherwise noted, workshops will be held from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Topics that will be covered this year: 2024-2025 FAFSA updates, what happens after the FAFSA, and funding for college including scholarships and loans.



Springfield: Drury University

September 20, 2023

Poplar Bluff: Three Rivers College

September 29, 2023

Cape Girardeau: SEMO College of Nursing and Health Sciences

October 2, 2023

Sedalia: State Fair Community College

October 3, 2023

Joplin: Missouri Southern State University

October 4, 2023

Trenton: North Central Missouri College

October 5, 2023

St. Joseph: Missouri Western State University

October 6, 2023

St. Louis: Saint Louis University

October 11, 2023

Rolla: Missouri University of Science & Technology

October 12, 2023

Columbia: Columbia College

October 17, 2023

Hannibal: Hannibal-LaGrange University

October 24, 2023

Kirksville: Truman State University

October 25, 2023

West Plains: Missouri State University - West Plains

October 27, 2023

Kansas City: Metropolitan Community College - Penn Valley

October 31, 2023






















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MASFAP is happy to present at your next FAFSA event, FSA ID workshop, or financial aid showcase as a free service to you. Our members are engaged to serve all students without bias toward any particular institution. Click the button below to request a free speaker at your next event, and a MASFAP member will contact you.

While every effort will be made to find a suitable speaker for your event, MASFAP cannot guarantee that a member will be available.

If you would like a college or university to present content that is specific to their institution, feel welcome to reach out to that institution directly.

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View All Journey to College programs

Journey to College programs focus on helping students prepare for college:

  • Apply Missouri - helps students find the “best fit” for higher education and provides time during the school day for seniors to submit college applications and activities for underclassmen to generate excitement and create a college-going culture.
  • FAFSA Frenzy - provides free professional assistance to help students and their families submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
  • Decision Day - encourages seniors to finalize their plans for the future and celebrates their decision to attend college or enter the military.
  • J2C K-8 - helps students in elementary and middle school start thinking about future careers. 


Free publications for students and their families offer information about planning and paying for college. View the publications and place your orders at dhewd.mo.gov/publications.php.

Presentations for college fairs and financial aid events

Customized presentations are available for Missouri high school counselors and community groups planning college fairs and financial aid events. To arrange for a speaker, complete the online Speaking Event Form. Topics include planning and paying for college, state and federal financial aid programs, and financial literacy topics.

Student website

The Journey to College student website includes information about planning for college, paying for college, and finishing a program of study. Tools and resources can be found about applying to college, finding their best fit, applying for financial aid, finding scholarships, learning about student loans, managing their money, tips to be successful during college, information about transferring colleges, and ways to finish their degree or certificate.

MASFAP’s Early Awareness Committee
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