Financial Incentives

Students who graduate from an A+ designated high school may qualify for a state-paid financial incentive to attend any public community college or career/technical school in Missouri if the student successfully meets the requirements. In addition, some four year institutions may offer financial incentives for students who meet A+ criteria.


A+ students are under no obligation to use the A+ financial benefits. The benefits are earned by each individual student and are not transferable to any other student.

Receipt of private scholarships will not affect an A+ participants eligibility for benefits.

Financial need is not a factor in determining an A+ participants eligibility for A+ benefits. However, an A+ participant is required to complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to determine eligibility for non-payback financial aid (i.e. Pell Grant, Missouri State Grant, Supplementary Education Opportunity Grant).

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A student who receives A+ benefits has four years from the date of his/her graduation to use six semesters of tuition and general fees.

A+ benefits will be provided as long as state funds are appropriated by the legislature.

Hancock Place School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in admission to its programs, services, or activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals, or in any aspect of their operations. The lack of English language skills shall not be a barrier to admission or participation in the district’s activities and programs. Hancock Place School District also does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices.

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