Common Financial Aid Questions

+ What types of financial aid are available?

+ When can I complete the FAFSA?

+ I probably don't qualify for aid. Should I apply anyway?

+ Is financial aid available for study abroad programs?

+ What happens after I file the FAFSA?

+ How do I apply for an academic scholarship?

+ How do I apply for a P.E.O. scholarship?

+ If my family has special financial circumstances, what should I do?

If you have additional questions, you may call the financial aid office Monday-Friday, 8-12 and 1-5 p.m. Central time at 417-667-8181, ext. 2190. The person most likely to answer the phone first is Angie Newton, financial aid secretary, and she can answer most of your general questions about applying for financial aid. Sherry Pennington is the director of financial aid, and she can help with everything else. You can also contact the office by e-mail at