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Eleven public high schools in Missouri recognized for helping students plan financially for higher education

Eleven public high schools in Missouri are being recognized for helping students plan financially for higher education. In an effort to promote completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid among high school seniors, the Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development launched the Show-Me FAFSA Challenge in October 2020. The competition ended […]

Financial Literacy Month 2021

Financial Literacy Month brings money management resources to Missourians

The Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development joins other state agencies, financial institutions, and national organizations during April to celebrate Financial Literacy Month. Financial Literacy Month is recognized each year to raise public awareness of the importance of financial literacy and maintaining smart money-management habits. Throughout the month of April, MDHEWD will focus […]

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University of Missouri system launches “Missouri Online” to make online programs more accessible

The University of Missouri System today launched Missouri Online, a new unified resource and administrative structure that supports online certificate and degree programs at all four UM System universities. The launch represents the culmination of strategic priorities made by the UM Board of Curators and UM President Mun Choi over the last three years to […]

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Remedial education rates continue to drop at Missouri colleges and universities

Remedial education rates continue to decline at Missouri’s public colleges and universities, potentially reducing the amount of time and money it takes for many students to earn a degree. According to the Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development’s (MDHEWD) annual Missouri High School Graduates Report, the number of public high school graduates taking […]

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Audio: Missouri adults less educated today than nationally

Missouri adults are less educated today than nationally. That’s what state House Budget Committee members learned Wednesday during a hearing about Governor Parson’s next state budget proposal for Missouri’s colleges and universities. Higher Education and Workforce Development Department Commissioner Zora Mulligan says there have been many efforts to change this trend.     Mulligan says […]

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Missouri Department of Higher Education releases report on response of postsecondary institutions during COVID-19

The Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development (MDHEWD) released an addendum to its third COVID-19 After-Action Report, which was published in December 2020.   Much like last December’s report, the addendum focuses on the initial institutional response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As colleges and universities quickly transitioned to online courses, three major problems […]

Higher Education (college)

$68 million in Federal funding announced for higher education institutions in Missouri

Governor Mike Parson announced over $68 million in Federal Budget Stabilization Fund appropriations for infrastructure and capital improvement projects at Missouri’s public universities and State Technical College of Missouri.  Releasing these funds will help address major repairs and restore campus buildings to maintain a safe environment. “Public universities play a major role in their local communities, serving […]

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Pilot program brings social services assistance to seven Missouri college campuses

The Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development has partnered with the Department of Social Services and seven of Missouri’s postsecondary institutions across the state to make social services easily accessible for college students and staff. This pilot program enables DSS to have a member of the department’s Family Support Division team on campus […]

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November 9 – 13 designated as Registered Apprenticeship Appreciation & Awareness Week

Governor Mike Parson recognized the importance of Registered Apprenticeship Programs with a proclamation to officially set apart the week of November 9-13, 2020, as Registered Apprenticeship Appreciation & Awareness Week, to coincide with National Apprenticeship Week. Now in its sixth year, National Apprenticeship Week is a nationwide celebration that gives businesses, communities, and educators the […]

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Student loan default rate continues to decrease in Missouri

According to the U.S. Department of Education, Missouri’s three-year loan default rate decreased two-tenths of a percent, keeping Missouri’s rate lower than many of its neighboring states and on par with the national rate. Missouri’s student loan default rate dropped from 9.9 percent to 9.7 percent. The national rate decreased from 10.1 percent to 9.7 […]

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Missouri continues to lead nation in Registered Apprenticeship efforts

For the second year in a row, Missouri ranks second in the nation for completed apprenticeships. Missouri saw 3,388 Registered Apprenticeships completed in FY 2020, more than any other state except California. Missouri currently has more than 13,560 active apprenticeships, participating in 489 registered programs. Through Registered Apprenticeships, workers obtain on-the-job training through a paid […]

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Remedial education changes show continued improvement to student success

Remedial education rates continue to decline at Missouri’s public colleges and universities, potentially reducing the amount of time and money it takes for many students to earn a degree. The Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development recently published its Annual Report on the Condition of College and Career Readiness, showing the number of […]

FAFSA Frenzy

FAFSA Frenzy events help Missouri students file the 2021-22 Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Missouri students and families can receive free help completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at FAFSA Frenzy events being held across the state. Public and private FAFSA Frenzy events will be held Oct. 1, 2020, through Jan. 31, 2021. Students should submit a FAFSA every year they plan to attend college. It […]

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Fast Track application now open for 2020-21, new schools added to eligibility list

The 2020-21 application for the Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant is open, with more eligible institutions, and 15 new eligible program areas. Grant recipients can now spend their funds at Missouris non-profit private, as well as public, colleges, and universities. Fast Track, a state financial aid program, provides tuition assistance to adults over 25 years […]

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North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees address lengthy agenda at Tuesday meeting

Various reports were given at the North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees meeting the evening of Tuesday, August 25th. Several included information about the COVID-19 pandemic. Vice President of Student Affairs Doctor Kristen Alley reported student move-in went well, and precautions were taken. Seventeen students were tested for COVID-19, and all results were negative. […]

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Missouri Department of Higher Education issues guidance regarding A+ Scholarship eligibility amid COVID-19

Due to school closures in response to preventing the spread of COVID-19, the Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development (MDHEWD) has temporarily reduced or suspended certain A+ Scholarship eligibility requirements. Communication to Missouri high schools and college financial aid officers was sent Thursday afternoon outlining the temporary changes to the program for 2020 […]

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Coordinating Board for Higher Education votes to expand Fast Track eligible programs

Missouri’s Coordinating Board for Higher Education voted to expand the number of eligible programs for the Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant during its March 4 meeting. Fifteen new eligible program areas will be added to the Fast Track list for students enrolled beginning fall 2020. Fast Track addresses workforce needs by providing grants to adult […]

Great Northwest Day

Audio: Micah Landes on events at Great Northwest Day in Jefferson City

Grundy and other 18 other counties will be represented at the state capitol when Great Northwest Day is held next Tuesday, February 4th and Wednesday, February 5th. Grundy County’s coordinator, Micah Landes, says those interested in attending should contact her as soon as possible.     Great Northwest Day includes a luncheon Tuesday with Governor […]