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.

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