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Missouri State University Students To Receive American Rescue Plan Funds

Missouri State University
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Missouri State University Springfield campus

Missouri State University's Springfield campus received about $20.8 million of federal stimulus funds through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The West Plains campus received another $1.8 million. The Board of Governors Executive Committee has approved a plan to distribute the money to students.

Pell-eligible students will receive between $1500 to $1600.

All other domestic students will receive about $1000.

International students may apply for assistance in October and could receive around $750.

“Our students are always the top priority,” said MSU President Clif Smart in a news release. “Our hope is this will alleviate some of the financial burden for our students, so they can focus on being successful and reaching their goals.”

To be eligible, students must be currently enrolled in at least one credit hour and be classified as degree-seeking.

The funds are expected to be available for eligible students in October.