Additional Resources at Missouri State University-West Plains

Scholarship Aid Year: 1718

A+ Program

Missouri State University-West Plains is a participating college in the Missouri A+ Program.

American Opportunity (Hope Tax Credit) and Lifetime Learning Credit

These two provisions allow eligible taxpayers to receive a non-refundable tax credit for qualifying educational expenses. For more details go to the following website. http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Education-Credits

Athletic Grants

The requirements and regulations governing athletic grants are set and supervised by the National Junior College Athletic Association. Contact the coaches of each varsity sport offered at Missouri State University-West Plains for more information.

Bureau of Indian Affairs

Bureau of Indian Affairs Grants are paid to students who are at least one-fourth Native American ancestry. Students should contact their tribal offices.

Cheer Team and Grizzly Mascot Awards

These awards are up to $500 per semester (fall/spring). Each recipient must be a member of the Cheer Team and enrolled in at least half-time study. Contact Rachel Peterson, Cheer Team Sponsor, for details at 417-255-7978 or rachelpeterson@MissouriState.Edu.

Concurrent Admissions Program (ConAp)

ConAP is a partnership between Army Recruiting Command and over 1900 participating colleges to mutually advance the goals of lifelong learning and postsecondary education for Future Soldiers. On January 1, 2014, the United States Army Recruiting Command assumed ConAP program management and now serves as liaison between Army Recruiters, ConAP colleges, Service member Opportunity Colleges (SOC), Army education centers and the higher education community. Army and Army Reserve recruiters help new soldiers apply for admission to ConAp colleges.

Missouri Income Tax Credit

Non-resident students may offset non-resident fees against income taxes paid to the state of Missouri. Dependent students may utilize Missouri income tax paid by their parents. Contact the Business Office at 417-255-7260 for information.

Note will end with the 2016-2017 award year.

Missouri National Guard

Educational assistance for members of the Missouri National Guard. For more information access www.moguard.com.

Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program

Established to increase the number of professional nurses practicing in areas with a nursing shortage. Contact the Financial Aid Office for more information or access bphc.hrsa.gov.