Financial Aid
State Aid

A+ Scholarship Program



Three Rivers welcomes students who want to use Missouri A+ Scholarship they earned in high school for college classes. The A+ program covers the cost of tuition and common fees for eligible classes; however, the award is reduced by the amount of available, non-loan, federal financial assistance, such as the federal Pell grant and FSEOG. A+ amount may result in zero if the Pell grant is sufficient to cover your tuition and common fees. Completion of the FAFSA is required.

To maintain eligibility while attending Three Rivers, the A+ student must:
  • Submit a copy of the official A+ stamped high school transcript.
  • Complete and submit the FAFSA application each year.
  • Be enrolled in and complete a minimum of 12 hours per semester attending. (6 hours for summer.)
  • Complete the first semester with a 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) and complete each following semester with a 2.5 cumulative GPA.
  • Pursue an approved degree or certificate program. (Visiting students are not eligible.)
What happens if I drop classes after receiving A+?
  • You will be financially responsible for the charges for that class, as funds will be returned to the State of Missouri for the dropped course(s).
  • If, after dropping the class, you do not meet the 12 hour completion requirement (6 credits for summer), you will lose your A+ eligibility for future semesters.
  • To regain eligibility, a student must complete the number of credits making the difference between the actual credits completed and the 12 hours completion requirement (for instance, if you drop and only complete 7 hours in Spring, you’d have to complete 5 credits in Summer, paying out-of-pocket, to regain A+ Scholarship eligibility for the following Fall).
What happens if I don't meet the GPA requirement?
  • If, after your first renewal, your cumulative GPA drops below 25, you lose your A+ eligibility. You may regain eligibility the semester after you bring your cumulative GPA back up to 2.5 or greater.
How long can I receive my A+ award?
  • You have a 4 year window beginning at high school graduation to use A+ (Service in the U.S. armed forces can defer your eligibility window).
  • You receive an associate’s degree.
  • You complete 105% of the number of credit hours required in your current program of study (if you change your major or take classes outside your program of study your A+ Scholarship may end before you can graduate).
For more information on the A+ program, contact the Financial Aid Office at 573-840-9175 or financialaid@trcc.edu or visit the Missouri Department of Higher Education Website.

Access Missouri Financial Assistance



Access Missouri Financial Assistance is a need based program for Missouri residents who meet the application deadline. Eligibility is determined by the student’s expected family contribution (EFC) as calculated through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Award amounts are determined by the state. If students are eligible for the A+ Scholarship Program, the Access Missouri Award will be reduced by the amount of the reimbursement. Additional information, deadlines and criteria may be located on the Missouri Department of Higher Education website.

Bright Flight Scholarship



Missouri Bright Flight Scholarship is a merit based program that encourages top-ranked seniors to attend approved Missouri post-secondary schools. Current information and criteria may be located on the Missouri Department of Higher Education website.

A complete listing of state programs is available on the Missouri Department of Higher Education website.

For additional information please contact the Financial Aid Office at 573-840-9606 or e-mail financialaid@trcc.edu.
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