Federal Pell Grant
The Federal Pell Grant is the foundation for all federal student financial aid. The Pell Grant program provides grants to undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need based on the results of their FAFSA application. Students are eligible for up to 12 semesters of Pell awards. The Pell award amounts for the 2016-2017 academic year range from $598 to $5,815 for students with Effective Family Contributions (as calculated by the FAFSA) of $5,234 or less. The Pell awards for the 2017-2018 academic year range from $606 to $5,920 for students with Effective Family Contributions of $5,328 or less.
Approximately 43 percent of CMU students are eligible for the Pell Grant.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
The FSEOG program is a campus-based grant available to undergraduate students who demonstrate an exceptional financial need based on their FAFSA application. CMU is given limited FSEOG funds and once they are depleted, can no longer award FSEOG funds to students. Priority is given to those students who have submitted their FAFSA by February 1 and are a Federal Pell Grant recipient.
Access Missouri Grant is available for Missouri residents attending full time, have submitted their FAFSA prior to February 1 each year, and demonstrate financial need based on FAFSA results. The minimum grant award is $1,500 for those eligible. The Missouri Bright Flight scholarship is available for Missouri residents attending full time and have scored in the top three percent on the ACT or SAT test. Students may receive Bright Flight awards up to $3,000 depending on state appropriations. To maintain these grant awards, students must achieve at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA. Award amounts depend state legislative activity.