Official State Links
- Missouri's College Education Savings Plan: The state 529 plan gives students and families the option of saving for college far before the student enrolls. Missouri's plan has the required federal tax benefits, as well as state-level tax benefits. The state also offers a matching 529 grant that students may apply for to get additional college funds.
- Planning and Paying for College: The Department of Higher Education offers multiple resources for students looking for financial aid. Listings include scholarships, grants, loans and advice on positioning oneself to get monetary support.
- BWorks: This St. Louis nonprofit aims to empower disadvantaged and low income youth to take charge of their lives and engage in their communities. Through educational and service opportunities, BWorks helps students succeed in school and move on to higher education.
- College Bound St. Louis: This national nonprofit has a Missouri-specific branch. They work with underprivileged students to help them build the social and academic skills needed for entrance to college. The organization provides a year-round curriculum.
- Building Futures: This Missouri nonprofit aims to give "economically underprivileged youth" the skills and confidence needed to pursue both secondary and postsecondary education. They work directly with teachers and students to support hands-on and applicable education that will prepare students for a bright future after high school.
Higher Education News
- Missouri Department of Higher Education News: The state agency in charge of higher education maintains a regularly updated page of news and events related to state schools.
- Education Week Missouri: This national education publication has the option of filtering by state, offering the reader key news items about Missouri's colleges and universities.
- Southeast Missourian: This regional news publication devotes a large section to the discussion of trends and updates related to state institutions of higher education.
- MO 6.9%
- U.S. 7.7%
- MO 16.2%
- U.S. 17.9%
- Graduate or professional degree
- MO 9.6%
- U.S. 10.6%