Many Wentworth students use financial aid to pay a portion of their college tuition. Our Financial Aid Office can help you identify financial aid programs, navigate the application process, and obtain all the financial aid you’re eligible for.

Eligibility depends on a wide range of factors, including your household income, academic achievements, and other factors.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps determine your eligibility for loans, scholarships, grants, and other forms of financial assistance. You can complete the FAFSA online at, using Wentworth’s FAFSA school code of 002522. Students must file a new FAFSA application each year. The deadline is July 1 of each year; funds become available in time for the ensuing fall semester. Early application is a priority for some grants.

To begin the financial aid process:

Types of Financial Aid

Wentworth makes financial aid available in many different forms, including:


If you qualify for the Missouri A+ program, you can receive a Wentworth-Plus Scholarship. Available to community college students at all four of Wentworth’s locations, the Wentworth Plus scholarship provides up to $3,500.

Whether or not you qualify for the Wentworth-Plus Scholarship, you may be eligible for other scholarships, Contact the Financial Aid Office for information about additional scholarships that you might qualify for, or search for scholarships online at


Wentworth offers federal Pell grants and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity grants (FSEOG). In addition, you can obtain Access Missouri Grants from the State of Missouri’s Department of Higher Education. To qualify for an Access Missouri Grant, you must submit your FAFSA by April 1 and meet other eligibility requirements.

Student Loans

The federal government offers numerous student loan programs, including Stafford loans and Direct PLUS loans. You may also obtain student loans from private lenders.

The Financial Aid Office will help you identify loan programs that fit into a sensible long-range financial plan.

Other financial aid programs

Some Wentworth students qualify for financial aid through Veterans Administration benefits, vocational rehabilitation programs, and other special programs. Contact the Financial Aid Office at (660) 259-2221 for a personal consultation about your financial aid options.