Training you need, at a price you can afford: that’s what we do.

We know education is a big financial commitment and the process can be confusing to navigate, but we are here to help. With grants, loans, and a full-service financial aid office, you have options to help you get the education you need. 

Financial options 


Pell Grants/Student Loans 

Pell grants and federally funded student loans are now available for all students.  All students must now be admitted to the University as a regular student in addition to being admitted to the academy. 

In addition, all students must now complete a FAFSA application.  

For more information on these federally funded programs, please contact Student Financial Services at (573) 651-2253. 

Get Funding for Your Education

Missouri has opened the door to a more educated workforce. We want to help you walk through it. If you’re an adult learner returning to college, learn about the Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant. It’s a statewide financial aid program that can be used to pursue a certificate, degree or industry-recognized credential in a high need area in Missouri. This major is eligible for the degree is a Fast Track grant.

Use the GI Bill® for your law enforcement training.

The Law Enforcement Academy is approved for the GI Bill®. For more information regarding your military benefits, contact our office of Military and Veterans Services.

Missouri Blue Scholarship

The Missouri Blue Scholarship is a law enforcement basic training academy scholarship that makes up to $5,000 available for each selected non-sponsored* law enforcement academy recruit to help cover the cost of attending a Missouri basic training academy. Prior to submitting an application, contact the basic law enforcement academy to confirm the academy start date, the cost of the basic academy, and any financial aid you will receive that does not have to be repaid, such as a Federal Pell Grant. You can apply for the Missouri Blue Scholarship prior to the start of basic training, but you must be attending a basic training academy to receive the Blue Scholarship. Only one scholarship application should be submitted per person. You will receive a confirmation email once your scholarship application has been received. For more information, or to apply, please go to the Missouri Department of Public Safety's website.

Are you called to serve and protect?

There's a lot more to law enforcement that just enforcing the law. You'll touch the lives of people in the community. You'll get to mentor people. And, you'll help people in some of the most trying times of their lives. Ready to get started?

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Cape Girardeau, MO 63701