Federal Grants

Pell Grant
The Federal Pell Grant is based on “need” determined by FAFSA results. The award amount of this grant varies according to Expected Family Contribution (EFC), enrollment status and attendance. The Pell Grant is only available to undergraduate students. The maximum amount for the 2013-2014 academic year is $5,645. The minimum amount for the same year is $605. Students must apply by completing the FREE  Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
The Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is based on exceptional financial need. FSEOG is awarded on a limited basis. The total award amount for the 2013-2014 academic year is $750. The FSEOG grant is only available to undergraduate students working on their first bachelor’s degree.

Post 911 GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program
Missouri Baptist University is pleased to offer a tuition-free education to students who qualify for full benefits under the Post 911 GI Bill. Veterans must have served more than 36 cumulative months of active duty since Sept. 10, 2001. To determine eligibility for Post 911 GI Benefits or to apply, visit the VA website. For information on MBU’s Yellow Ribbon Program, which will cover the balance of tuition after Post 911 benefits are applied, call your admissions representative at (877) 434-1115.

TEACH Grant
Through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, Congress created the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program that provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families.

TEACH Grant Conditions
In exchange for receiving a TEACH Grant, you must agree to serve as a full-time teacher in a high-need field in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves low-income students (see below for more information on high-need fields and schools serving low-income students). As a recipient of a TEACH Grant, you must teach for at least four academic years within eight calendar years of completing the program of study for which you received a TEACH Grant. IMPORTANT: If you fail to complete this service obligation, all amounts of TEACH Grants that you received will be converted to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan. You must then repay this loan to the U.S. Department of Education. You will be charged interest from the date the grant(s) was disbursed.

TEACH Grant Student Eligibility Requirements
To receive a TEACH Grant, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), although you do not have to demonstrate financial need.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • Be enrolled as an undergraduate, post-baccalaureate or graduate student in a postsecondary educational institution that has chosen to participate in the TEACH Grant Program.
  • Be enrolled in coursework that is necessary to begin a career in teaching or plan to complete such coursework. Such coursework may include subject area courses (e.g., math courses for a student who intends to be a math teacher).
  • Meet certain academic achievement requirements (generally, scoring above the 75th percentile on a college admissions test or maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25).
  • Sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve (see below for more information on the TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve).

For more information, refer to the Teach Grant Fact Sheet.

TEACH GRANT ELIGIBLE PROGRAMS

Undergraduate Students

Bachelor of Science in Education

  • Early Childhood with Early Childhood Special Education
  • Early Childhood/Elementary with Early Childhood Special Education
  • Early Childhood/Elementary with Cross-Categorical Disabilities
  • Elementary Education with Cross-Categorical Disabilities

Bachelor of Science

  • Middle Childhood Education – Mathematics or Science Concentration
  • Secondary Education/Mathematics
  • Secondary Education/Unified Science – Biology or Chemistry Concentration

Graduate Students

Master of Arts in Teaching with initial certification in the following areas:

  • Cross-Categorical Disabilities Stand-Alone (K-12)
  • Early Childhood with Early Childhood Special Education (Birth-Grade 3)
  • Early Childhood (Birth-Grade 3)/Elementary (1-6) with Early Childhood Special Education (Birth-Grade 3)
  • Early Childhood (Birth-Grade 3)/Elementary (1-6) with Cross-Categorical Disabilities (K-12)
  • Elementary Education (1-6) with Cross-Categorical Disabilities (K-12)
  • Middle School Mathematics (5-9)
  • Middle School Science (5-9)
  • Secondary Mathematics (9-12)
  • Secondary Science (9-12)
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • General Science
    • Unified Science-Biology
    • Unified Science-Chemistry

Master of Arts in Teaching with add-on certification in the following areas:

  • Cross-Categorical Disabilities (K-12)
  • Early Childhood Special Education (Birth-Grade 3)
  • Special Reading (K-12)

Other possible teacher shortage areas are listed in the Department of Education’s Annual Teacher Shortage Area Nationwide Listing.