Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
The federal government’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Securities (CARES) Act is making it possible for students to receive emergency grants for specific expenses that are a direct result of the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus. Please click here to learn more about how to apply for CARES Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds.
Whether you want to obtain an undergraduate or graduate degree, pursuing an education is an investment in your future. At the University of Central Missouri, 92 percent of our students receive some type of financial aid. From applying for financial aid to making decisions about your financial aid award, you can count on our dedicated Student Financial Services staff to provide the financial tools and tips you need to make informed decisions.
Financial Aid is any scholarships, grants, loans, or employment used to help you pay for college expenses. Aid can come from various sources such as federal and state agencies, colleges, high schools, foundations, and corporations. Typically, grants and scholarships are not repaid; loans must be repaid. Interest rates and repayment terms vary by program.
To be eligible for federal financial aid assistance you must:
Our expert Student Financial Services staff will help you understand the financial aid process, from completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to deciding about loans. For more information and a step-by-step guide, visit Applying for Financial Aid.