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The Financial Aid Process

The financial aid process can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be! Our goal is to ensure that every student admitted to UHSP has a viable financial pathway to attend the University. We’ll work with you to ensure that you can take advantage of the right combination of aid opportunities to make your education more affordable. 

step 1: Obtain Your Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID

Students wishing to apply for financial aid must first obtain an FSA ID. Students will use their FSA ID as the electronic signature on their FAFSA. Parents of dependent students (students younger than 24 years old enrolled in one of the University’s undergraduate years) must also obtain an FSA ID and sign the FAFSA.

Note: You don’t need to wait for the FAFSA to open to get your FSA ID. Completing this step early can help you move quicker through the FAFSA process as it can take up to three days to receive.

Step 2: Complete Your FAFSA

The FAFSA is a free application to determine a student’s eligibility for financial aid. It is required in order to receive any aid from the federal government and most colleges use it to determine their own financial aid offers. You’ll also need your (your parents) previous year’s tax information. 

  • Be sure to enter the UHSP school code: 002504
  • Missouri residents should file the FAFSA before April 1 to be considered for the Access Missouri Grant, a need-based state grant. 

You don’t have to wait to apply to college to complete your FAFSA, but you will need a completed FAFSA before we can issue you your financial aid package.

Step 3: Receive Your Custom Financial Aid Package

Once you have applied and been admitted to UHSP, and we’ve received your FAFSA information, we will compile a financial aid package customized to you. 

Step 4: Schedule Your Financial Aid Appointment

Our financial aid advisors are here to walk you through your aid offer and answer all your questions.  We make it a point to meet with all our students and their families to not only review offers but also guide them through their financial aid options to help them make the best financial choices for their situation and maximize that value. 

Step 5: Accept Your Aid Offer

Important Deadlines

Meet the Financial Aid Team 

Photo of Kim Lamborn, Assistant Vice President, Enrollment Management and Director of at UHSP

Kim Lamborn

Assistant Vice President, Enrollment Management & Director 


Photo of Anthony Sollars, Compliance Officer at UHSP

Anthony Sollars

Compliance Officer


Photo of Joi Haire, Financial Aid Coordinator at UHSP

Joi Haire



Fund Your Education

Unsure where to start? Our team is here to provide support and guide you through the process. Your high school counselor is also a great resource to connect you to community scholarships or programs that can help you fund your education.