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Missouri Access Student Financial Assistance Program
This program is the first state grant program that provides need-based grants for Missouri citizens to access Missouri postsecondary education. To be eligible to receive a Gallagher award, you must:
How much can I receive?
Awards vary from school to school, depending on the total cost of attendance. To determine your demonstrated financial need, your expected family contribution (EFC) and estimated Federal Pell Grant award are subtracted from the school's total cost of attendance. (Your Federal Pell Grant eligibility is estimated according to the information that you provide on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA.) Your annual Gallagher award would be the lesser of:
How can I apply?
Complete the FAFSA. To receive consideration for a Gallagher award, the federal processor must receive your completed FAFSA by April 1 before the upcoming academic year.