Grants - Missouri Baptist University (Mobap)

Federal & State Grants

Federal Grants

Pell Grant

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 Federal Pell Grant for the 2022-2023 award year (July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023) will be $6,895. Students must apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online.

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 full-time total award amount for the 2022-2023 academic year is $1,200. 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.

Post 911 GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program


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. Learn more about the TEACH Grant and complete your application here.


State Grants

ACCESS Missouri Program

Eligibility of funds is determined by the state based on financial need and other factors. To apply, students must complete the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The application deadline is February 1st. To be considered for this award, a student must be a U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen, a resident of Missouri, undergraduate student, be enrolled full-time and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. Students majoring in Religion, Religious Education, Church Music, Ministry and Leadership or Worship Arts are ineligible for this grant. The current authorized award amount for the 2021-2022 academic year is a maximum of $2,540. More information on the ACCESS Missouri Program.

Missouri Higher Education Academic Scholarship (Bright Flight)

Missouri high school graduates who score in the top 5 percent of Missouri students on the ACT or SAT are eligible for this award. Students in the top 3 percent are eligible to receive $3,000, and the State of Missouri recently announced that students in the 4th & 5th percentiles will be eligible for an award of $1,000. Qualifying scores must be obtained by the June test date immediately following their senior year. More information on the gaining and keeping eligibility for this award can be found here: Bright Flight Program. You are also able to view your eligibility information by using MDHE’s Student Portal, which can be linked to from their information page on the Bright Flight Program. Students must be enrolled for at least 12 hours each semester to receive this scholarship for up to 10 semesters.

Minority and Underrepresented Environmental Literacy Program

This scholarship is designed to assist academically talented minority and underrepresented individuals pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in an environmental course of study. Award amounts are determined annually. The application deadline for the academic year is June 1. More information on eligibility and how to apply can be found here.

Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant

The Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant is a financial aid program aimed at addressing workforce needs by helping adults pursue a certificate, degree, or industry-recognized credential in an area designated as high need by the State of Missouri.

The Fast Track grant is designed to ensure, when combined with other governmental financial aid, that tuition and fees are fully covered. Awards will be for any remaining tuition and fees not covered by other state and federal student aid programs. For individuals who have the full tuition and fee costs covered by other financial aid, students are eligible for an award of up to $500 to cover other education-related expenses.

A list of eligible programs can be found here.

For information on who is eligible and how to apply, please visit the Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant webpage hosted by the Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development.

Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment Scholarship

Beginning with the spring (January) 2022 semester, high school juniors and seniors may be eligible to receive a scholarship that covers the tuition and fees for their dual credit or dual enrollment courses. To qualify, students must be taking dual credit or dual enrollment courses from a Missouri college or university and meet the eligibility criteria listed under “Am I Eligible?” at the link, following. Awards will be prioritized based on financial need determined by adjusted gross income (AGI) from the most recent tax year.  More information on eligibility and how to apply can be found here.