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Mule Grant (starting fall 2023)


The Mule Grant awards first-time undergraduate degree-seeking students and transfer students with an associate degree who are residents in the state of Missouri the opportunity to attend UCM with less financial stress. This grant covers any tuition and general fees remaining after federal, state, institutional, and private/outside grants and scholarships have been applied.  Because of this, the Mule Grant amount can change based upon several factors, including the amounts of gift aid (grants and scholarships) and number of credit hours enrolled for each semester.  Note: final Access Missouri amounts are generally not known until late August, and will be updated at that time, which will also affect your final Mule Grant amount.

***All scholarships & awards (including the Mule Grant beginning Fall 2023) are available for new, first-time, freshmen up to one year, or two semesters (Fall/Spring), after graduation from high school, as long as they did not attend anywhere else post-graduation.  For example, if a student graduated from high school in May 2021, and did not attend any other college after high school, needs to start at UCM by the Fall 2022 semester, or he/she would not be eligible.

Earn a high-quality education at a price you can afford.


Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be an incoming first-year undergraduate student or new transfer student with an associate degree entering Fall 2023 and beyond.
  • Be a Missouri resident, and Access Missouri Grant-eligible*.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • File FAFSA on or before Feb. 1 (or April 1 if the State of Missouri extends its Access Missouri priority deadline).
  • Be Federal Pell Grant eligible.
  • Maintain full-time (12 hours) enrollment each semester.
  • Maintain good academic standing.

Students who have all tuition and general fees covered through Pell, Access Missouri or other traditional institutional / external scholarships will not receive the Mule Grant.

*Both the student and parent on the FAFSA must be Missouri residents  to be eligible for the Access Missouri Grant.


Student Financial Services - Scholarship Assistance
Ward Edwards 1100
Tel: (660) 543-8266 | Fax: (660) 543-8080

Send written requests to:
University of Central Missouri
Student Financial Services
Attn: Scholarships
PO Box 800
Warrensburg, MO 64093



The Mule Grant is renewable for a maximum of eight (8) semesters of undergraduate study provided the recipient:

  • Files FAFSA on or before Feb. 1. 
  • Maintains status as a full-time UCM undergraduate student (12 hours) each semester.
  • Remains Federal Pell Grant eligible. 
  • Students are eligible for up to 8 semesters, whether they receive it or not, beginning with their start term. For example, for a new student starting Fall 2023 would be eligible for the Mule grant up through Spring 2027.

Renewable award amounts may vary each year.


Fill Out Your FAFSA!

Filling out your FAFSA is one of the most important things you can do to get money for college. It’s your key to unlocking scholarships, grants and even work-study funding. Plus, it’s fast and free!

UCM FASFA Code: 002454



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