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A+ Requirements

The A+ Schools Program provides students who have attended an A+ designated high school and met A+ eligibility requirements with a scholarship covering tuition at a public, two-year community college or vocational school in the state of Missouri.  The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education established the A+ Schools program in 1993. The key goal of the A+ Schools program is to assure that all students, when they graduate, are well prepared to pursue advanced education, employment or both.  Once a high school is designated as an A+ institution, then students who have completed the eligibility requirements may attend any Missouri community college or state technical school and receive FREE tuition.

A+ Requirements during High School:

  • Enter into a written agreement with your high school during the last three years prior to high school graduation.
  • Maintain a record of good citizenship and avoid unlawful use of drugs;
  • Have at least a 95% attendance record;
  • Perform 50 hours of unpaid tutoring or mentoring for younger students;
  • Graduate from high school with a GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale;
  • Beginning with 2015 High School Graduates, meet the A+ College Preparedness Math Criterion


Eligible A+ High School Graduates must complete these College Level A+ Requirements:

  1. File a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) annually;
  2. Complete an application for admission and submit the $25 application fee;
  3. Submit a Final High School Transcript with the official A+ Seal;
  4. Submit any additional FAFSA Verification documents as requested by the college;
  5. Read, sign, and submit the A+ Contract, which is located on the A+ Forms webpage