Financial Aid
Financial Aid
Tuition & Fees
Learn about how much it costs to attend Three Rivers College, various fees associated with attending, and even a handy calculator tool to help in your planning.

Cost Comparison
Check out how we compare to other schools and see what an incredible value a Three Rivers education is.

Forms & Documents
Collection of downloadable PDF forms and documents you may need in the Financial Aid process.

Academic Progress
Learn about the standards students must meet to maintain academic eligibility for financial aid.

Frequently Asked Questions to help you get a jump start on Financial Aid at Three Rivers College.

Information about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), Pell Grants, and other forms of aid.

Student Loans
A direct student loan may be appropriate for you.

A+ Incentive
Three Rivers is the only school in the area where student can use A+ Incentive funds earned in high school.

Our easy scholarship application process can help you find opportunities to help fund your education.

Three Rivers participates in the Federal Work-Study Program, which allows eligible students to earn funds to cover education costs by working on-campus jobs.

Learn what resources are available to U.S. veterans.

Displaced Workers
Three Rivers has financial aid options for displaced workers in certian situations.

Vocational Rehab
Three Rivers provides educational experiences that assist individuals who have disabilities in living and working in a contemporary society.

FAFSA Verification
What to do if you've been selected for FAFSA Verification.

Process for appealing a loss of Financial Aid benefits.

Nelnet Payment Plan
Three Rivers has implemented the Nelnet tuition management system allowing students various payment options, including online payments.
The Three Rivers Financial Aid Office is committed to ensuring you have high quality education opportunities close to home - all at affordable costs. We are located in the Bess Student Center on the Poplar Bluff Campus, and you can find help at our off-campus centers as well. You can also email us at or call 573-840-9606.

The Financial Aid staff is available to assist you with these steps to get you started on the financial aid process.

How to Apply for Financial Aid

  1. Apply for Admission to Three Rivers College.
  2. Fill out a FAFSA.
  3. Learn about and apply for Direct Student Loans.
  4. If you are a veteran, please visit Veteran Information and Services.
  5. Are you eligible for A+ Financial Incentive?
  6. Learn about and apply for our talent/merit based scholarships.
  7. Are you eligible for Federal Work-Study? This is determined by your FAFSA. Click here to see a list of open positions and how to apply for jobs.
  8. Are you a displaced worker?
  9. Do you have a disability?
If you are selected for FAFSA Verification, click here.


Students who have completed their aid process by the posted Priority Deadlines (listed below) will receive their disbursements by the fifth week of the semester. If you do not meet the priority deadline, disbursements will be completed every Friday thereafter. The sooner you finish your financial aid process, the sooner you will see your refund.

Priority Deadlines:
Fall 2015 Aid: July 1, 2015
Winter/Spring 2016 Aid: November 1, 2016
Summer 2016 Aid: April 1, 2016
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