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Federal Assistance

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), must be completed to determine eligibility for federal financial aid.
To be eligible to receive federal student aid, you must:

  • Be a citizen or eligible noncitizen of the United States.
  • Have a valid Social Security Number.
  • Have a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) certificate, or have completed homeschooling.
  • Be enrolled in an eligible program as a regular student seeking a degree or certificate.
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress.
  • Not owe a refund on a federal student grant or be in default on a federal student loan.
  • Register (or already be registered) with the Selective Service System (, if you are a male and not currently on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces.
  • Not have a conviction for the possession or sale of illegal drugs for an offense that occurred while you were receiving federal student aid (such as grants, work-study, or loans). If you have such a conviction, you must complete the Student Aid Eligibility Worksheet to determine if you are eligible for aid or partially eligible for aid.

Many types of federal student aid, such as the Federal Pell Grant or subsidized loans where the government pays the interest while you are in college, also require you to have financial need. Additionally, once you have a bachelor’s degree or a first professional degree, you are generally not eligible for Pell or Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG).

Other requirements may apply. Contact the NCMC Financial Aid Office for more information.

Federal Pell Grant

  • Must complete the FAFSA each year at
  • For Undergraduates who do not have a bachelor’s degree
  • Based on financial need
  • Maximum of $6,195 for the 2019-20 school year

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

  • Must complete the FAFSA each year at
  • Must have 0 Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
  • Based on exceptional financial need
  • Maximum of $400 for the 2019-20 school year

Iraq Afghanistan Service Grant

You may be eligible to receive the Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant if:

  • you are not eligible for a Federal Pell Grant on the basis of your Expected Family Contribution but
  • meet the remaining Federal Pell Grant eligibility requirements, and
  • your parent or guardian was a member of the U.S. armed forces and died as a result of military service performed in Iraq or Afghanistan after the events of 9/11, and
  • you were under 24 years old or enrolled in college at least part-time at the time of your parent’s or guardian’s death.

Federal Work Study

  • Must complete the FAFSA each year at
  • Based on financial need
  • If hired, can work up to nineteen (19) hours per week
  • Earn $8.60 per hour

Federal Direct Subsidized Loan

  • Must complete the FAFSA each year at
  • A first year student (0-29 credit hours) may borrow a maximum of $3,500
  • A second year (30+ credit hours) may borrow a maximum of $4,500
  • Must enroll in at least 6 credit hours
  • All loans must be repaid

Additional Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan

  • Must complete the FAFSA each year at
  • An independent student may borrow an additional $6,000
  • A dependent student may borrow an additional $2,000
  • A dependent student whose parents cannot borrow a PLUS loan (denial letter required) may borrow a maximum of $6,000
  • Must enroll in at least 6 credit hours
  • All loans must be repaid

Federal Direct Parent Plus Loan (Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students)

  • Must complete the FAFSA each year
  • A parent may borrow for their child up to the cost of education minus all other financial aid
  • Parent must be credit worthy
  • Must enroll in at least 6 credit hours
  • All loans must be repaid

State Assistance

A+ Scholarship Program

This program provides scholarship funds to eligible graduates of A+ designated schools who attend a participating public community college or vocational/technical school, or certain private two-year vocational/technical schools.

For further information and eligibility requirements please visit (See below, “Missouri Department of Higher Education”)

Access Missouri Financial Assistance Program

This is a need-based program designed to provide students with a simplified financial aid process, provide predictable, portable awards, and increase access to a student’s school of choice. Need is determined by the student’s expected family contribution (EFC) as calculated through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Award amounts are based on the type of school you are attending when you receive the award. If you transfer to a different school, your award amount may change based on the type of school to which you transfer. If you are eligible for A+ tuition reimbursement, your Access Missouri award will be reduced by the amount of the reimbursement.

For further information on this program please visit the MDHE website. (See below, “Missouri Department of Higher Education”)

Bright Flight Program

This is a merit based program that encourages top-ranked high school seniors to attend approved Missouri post-secondary schools.

For further information on this program please visit the MDHE website. (See below, “Missouri Department of Higher Education”)

Kids’ Chance Scholarship

This program is available to children of workers who were seriously injured or died in a work-related accident covered and compensated by workers’ compensation. A serious injury is one that led to a paid settlement or judicial award and is verified with information from the Missouri Division of Workers’ Compensation.

For further information on this program please visit the MDHE website. (See below, “Missouri Department of Higher Education”)

Marguerite Ross Barnett Memorial Scholarship

This is a need-based scholarship established for students who are employed while attending school part-time.

For further information on this program please visit the MDHE website. (See below, “Missouri Department of Higher Education”)

Minority and Underrepresented Environmental Literacy Program

This scholarship is designed to assist academically talented minority and underrepresented individuals pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in an environmental course of study that will lead to employment in a field that is clearly environmentally related. Recipients are selected by the Minority Environmental Literacy Advisory Committee.

Renewal students and members of the following severely underrepresented minority ethnic groups have award priority: African Americans, Hispanic or Latino Americans, Native Americans and Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders.

For further information on this program please visit the MDHE website. (See below, “Missouri Department of Higher Education”)

Public Safety Officer or Employee’s Child Survivor Grant

This is a program that provides tuition assistance to certain public employees and their families if the employee is killed or permanently and totally disabled in the line of duty.

Public safety officers include firefighters, police officers, capitol police officers, parole officers, probation officers, state correctional employees, water safety officers, conservation officers, park rangers, or highway patrolmen employed by Missouri or a political subdivision of the state.

A permanent and total disability is a disability that renders the person unable to engage in any gainful work.

If you are a dependent child, you will remain eligible through the semester in which you turn 24, unless you have already received your first bachelor’s degree by that time.

For further information on this program please visit the MDHE website. (See below, “Missouri Department of Higher Education”)

Wartime Veteran’s Survivors Grant

This program is available annually to children and spouses of Veterans whose deaths or injuries were: a result of combat action or were attributed to an illness that was contracted while serving in combat action, or who became 80% disabled as a result of injuries or accidents sustained in combat action since September 11, 2001. The total number of veterans that may receive a grant in any year is limited by statute to 25. The veteran must have been a Missouri resident when first entering the military service or at the time of death or injury. The Missouri Veteran’s Commission determines whether the veteran meets the program’s requirements.

For further information on this program please visit the MDHE website. (See below, “Missouri Department of Higher Education”)

Missouri Department of Higher Education

For further information on the State Assistance programs mentioned above please visit the MDHE website.

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Missouri Saving for Tuition (MO$T) Program

This savings program allows individuals to establish state-sponsored savings accounts for qualified post-secondary education expenses. Contributions to these accounts, up to the annual cap amount, and interest earnings will not be taxed by the state. Such accounts will also allow contributors to take advantage of certain federal tax incentives related to educational savings.

For more information about the MO$T Program, call toll free (888) 414-5678 (MO$T) or visit the website.


Missouri Health Professional Nursing Student Loans

Professional and Practical Nursing Student Loans provide financial aid to students pursuing careers as licensed practical nurses or professional nurses in underserved areas of Missouri.

For further information on this program or to obtain an application please visit


Institutional Assistance

North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees Scholarship

Academic scholarships open to high school seniors or those who have graduated within the last year. Students completing a home- school high school program are also eligible by meeting the ACT requirement below. Scholarship award could be up to $600 per semester, renewable for three additional semesters.

To be eligible you must:

  • Have a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 3.75, OR have an ACT composite score of 24 or higher.
  • Be a first-time entering college student. (College credit earned while in high school does not affect initial eligibility.)
  • Enroll as a full-time student at NCMC.

To renew the award:

  • Maintain continuous full-time enrollment.
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25

Missouri Boys State and Missouri Girls State Scholarships

Scholarships granted to two high school seniors in each category who have attended Missouri Boys and Girls State. The award is for one year at $250 per semester.

Eligibility requirements:

  • ACT composite score of 24 or higher, OR
  • Graduate in top 20% of high school class.
  • Complete and submit the NCMC Scholarship Application.

E2 Education Empowers Scholarship

Scholarship awarded to an incoming full-time, first-year NCMC student. Scholarship award is $600 per semester, renewable for three additional semesters.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Must be a resident from the NCMC service area consisting of the following counties in Missouri: Andrew, Atchison, Caldwell, Daviess, De Kalb, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Holt, Linn, Livingston, Mercer, Nodaway, Putnam, Sullivan or Worth.
  • Incoming high school students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in high school and supply a copy of their high school transcript.
  • GED students must have a minimum score of 501 and supply a copy of their GED scores.
  • College transfer students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 from the previous college and must provide a copy of their college transcript.

Scholarship applications are provided annually by the NCMC Financial Aid office upon request in the fall semester. Scholarship application deadline is October 1.

New Traditions Scholarships

Scholarships awarded to NCMC students who are displaced homemakers, single parents, nontraditional majors, economically disadvantaged, or have a disability or limited English proficiency. Scholarship recipients will be notified by the Financial Aid Office.

NCMC Athletic Scholarships

Scholarships available to outstanding athletes in the areas of softball, baseball and basketball. Recipients are selected on an individual basis by the NCMC Athletic Director and coaches.

International Scholarships

Scholarships available for International students on an F-1 student visa, qualified applicants may be eligible for up to $500 a semester in scholarship funds based on funds availability. Students must live in the residence halls to receive the scholarship. Renewal of the scholarship each semester is based on maintaining F-1 visa status, satisfactory academic progress, no disciplinary actions for conduct, and continued residence in the residence halls.

North Central Missouri College Foundation Scholarships

General Scholarship funds are provided through the generosity of NCMC alumni and supporters of the College. Scholarship award amounts vary and may be renewed for an additional semester with continuous full-time enrollment and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.

All full-time students are encouraged to apply for Foundation Scholarships by completing the NCMC Scholarship Application by the April 1. Please visit the NCMC website for a complete listing of available scholarships and their respective eligibility requirements.

Local Assistance


May have programs to help pay the cost of postsecondary education for employees, members, or of their children.


  • 4-H Clubs
  • Rotary
  • Girl or Boy Scouts
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Kiwanis
  • YMCA
  • Elks
  • American Legion
  • Churches
  • Sororities
  • Fraternities
  • Business & Professional Women
  • Organizations connected with your field of interest
  • Public Library (U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook)

Missouri Career Center Information

Chillicothe Job Center
601 West Mohawk Road
Chillicothe, Missouri 64601
(660) 646-0673
Trenton Job Center
1104 Main Street
Trenton, Missouri 64683
(660) 359-5636 ext. 15

SNAP (Food Stamps), Medicaid, Childcare assistance go to or call 855-373-4636.


Vocational Rehabilitation – Chillicothe (660) 646-1542; Kirksville (660) 785-2550; St. Joseph (816) 387-2280

The Missouri Job Center also offers the following services to students:

Career Exploration, Resume Development, Job Search Assistance, Access to Applications, Skill Assessment, Job Training Programs (Grants for Education), Scholarship Information, Labor Market Information, Training Site Information
Workshops to include: Job Search, Resume Building, Interview Skills, Basic Computer Skills


  • For students enrolled in a Vocational Program who live in one of the following counties: Adair, Clark, Knox, Lewis, Macon, Marion, Monroe, Pike, Putnam, Ralls, Randolph, Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby, and Sullivan.
  • Must meet Gamm program criteria including age, income and competency requirements

For further information contact:

Kim Hinkle, Office Manager (
Dana Keller, Executive Director (
PO Box 49
103 South Third Street
La Belle, MO 63447
(660) 213-3221

Veteran’s Assistance

Potential Tuition Assistance (TA) recipients must speak with their Educational Services Officer (ESO) or counselor within their Military Services prior to enrolling.

  • Missouri Returning Heroes
    More information available by contacting NCMC’s SCO at
  • Montgomery GI Bill – Chapter 30
  • VA Vocational Rehab – Chapter 31
  • VA Education Assistance Program (VEAP) – Chapter 32
  • Post 9-11 GI Bill- Chapter 33
  • GI Bill for dependents/survivors – Chapter 35
  • Montgomery GI Bill for Selected Reserves – Chapter 1606
  • Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) – Chapter 1607

For more information contact the Department of Veteran’s Affairs at 888-442-4551 or view their website.

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Non-Discrimination Policy

North Central Missouri College is committed to assuring equal opportunity to all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, ancestry, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation in its admissions, educational programs, activities, services, or employment practices as required by law, applicable statutes, and College policy. Sexual harassment, to include sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination and is prohibited. Inquiries concerning NCMC nondiscrimination policies should be referred to: Dr. Lenny Klaver, President, Frey Administrative Center, 1301 Main Street, (660) 359-3948 x1200, or

Rev. 7/2019