The Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant is a new financial aid program that addresses workforce needs by encouraging adults to pursue a certificate, degree, or industry-recognized credential in an area designated as high need.
Am I eligible?
- Individuals who are 25 or older or individuals who have not been enrolled in any school within the last two years can participate.
- The program will serve students who have not yet earned a bachelor’s degree and are planning to enroll part-time or full-time.
- Individuals who make no more than $40,000 per year, filing single, or not more than $80,000, filing jointly.
How can I apply?
- The application and program list for the grant is available through the State Student Financial Aid Portal. Visit Fast Track Incentive Grant for details and the link to complete the application.
- You must complete the FAFSA each year you are enrolled (or are planning to enroll) in college. Individuals interested in receiving Fast Track for the 2019-20 academic year will need to complete the 2019-20 FAFSA, using tax information from 2017.
The Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE) receives electronic FAFSA records for Missouri residents directly from the federal government. The MDHE cannot process your application until you have a FAFSA on file.
How much can I receive?
- The Fast Track program is designed to ensure, when combined with other governmental financial aid, that tuition and fee costs are fully covered.
- Awards will be for any remaining tuition and fee costs not covered by other state and federal student aid programs.
- For individuals for which other aid covers the full tuition and fee costs, students are eligible for an award of up to $500 to cover other education-related expenses.