There are many financial aid options available, from federal grants to privately funded scholarships. Follow the links provided or visit the office of financial aid in Cass Hall to learn more.
Financial aid application
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be received by the federal processor by March 31 in order to be considered for the Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant or Federal Work-Study Program. Application for Pell Grant, Stafford Loan, PLUS Loan and Unsubsidized Stafford Loan can be made after this date; however, late applicants should be prepared to pay fees with other resources. The Missouri Department of Higher Education administers a number of state grants and scholarships. To be eligible for most, but not all Missouri student financial aid, initial and renewal students should have a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file by February 1. For more information on state aid and deadlines access the Missouri Department of Higher Education website.
Missouri State-West Plains school code: 031060
To apply for scholarships you must first be admitted to the University. If you haven't been admitted you should apply now!
If you have applied and are awaiting your admission decision, complete the paper application available in our Scholarship and Financial Aid Handbook or contact the financial aid office at 417-255-7243 to request a paper copy.
Scholarship application process
To apply for scholarships complete the scholarship application. You may continue to make changes to your application until the March 1st priority deadline.
Note: Be sure to print your confirmation page and keep it for your records.
- Enter My Grizzly Den portal
(For help on how to enter My Grizzly Den call 417-255-7995 or contact us at the help desk)
- Click on the "My Enrollment" tab
- Select the scholarship application link in the Student Resources channel
- Choose the aid year for which you want to apply
- Complete the application and when finished click "Apply" or your application will not be submitted
The information provided contains estimates of scholarship values, selection criteria, and the number available. Missouri State University-West Plains reserves the right to change any of these without notice.
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