Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant

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Qualifying adult students may receive free tuition with this grant to pursue a certificate, degree or industry-recognized credential in an area designated as high need.

How much does this grant provide?

  • The Fast Track grant is designed to ensure, when combined with other governmental financial aid, that tuition and fees are fully covered.
  • Awards will be for any remaining tuition and fees 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.

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Fast Track Eligibility Requirements

This grant may be renewed by meeting all of the initial requirements listed below and by making satisfactory progress, which includes maintaining at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA.
Are you eligible? Ready to get started?

6 Steps to get on the Fast Track

If you need assistance, Missouri State's Adult Student Services office can help.



Select an approved program.
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Submit your college application.


File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
File Application


Create a state student financial aid portal login.
Set-up login


Use the state financial aid portal to complete the Fast Track application. 
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Complete the FAFSA each year you are enrolled (or are planning to enroll) in college. Individuals interested in receiving Fast Track for the 2023-2024 academic year will need to complete the 2023-2024 FAFSA, using tax information from 2021.

Visit Missouri Department of Higher Education for details