The Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant is a new financial aid program for adults who are entering college for the first time or who have some college credit. The Fast Track grant can be used to pursue a certificate, degree, or industry-recognized credential in an area designated as high need for the state of Missouri.
The program was developed by the state to increase the number of Missourians with a college degree as well as benefit workforce development. If you’ve been considering college, there’s no better time to take advantage of this financial aid funding for your education.
Who is eligible for the Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant?
- Missouri residents who are 25 years or older or have not been enrolled in any school within the last two years
- Have not earned a bachelor's degree
- Enroll at least half-time
- Earning no more than $80,000 filing jointly, or no more than $40,000 per year as a single tax filer
How do I apply for the Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant?
- Choose from 42 eligible academic programs at Southeast. Many of these programs are also available at Southeast campuses in Kennett, Sikeston and Poplar Bluff and through Southeast Online.
- Complete the Fast Track application in the State Student Financial Aid Portal. Find the Fast Track application listed under the "Estimate Eligibility" tab. Choose the academic year and scroll down to apply.
- Complete a self-certification form for each disbursement. Email the form to:
- Complete the FAFSA each year you are enrolled (or are planning to enroll) in college. Individuals interested in receiving Fast Track for the 2023-24 academic year will need to complete the 2023-24 FAFSA, using tax information from 2021.
Eligible Academic Programs
- Agribusiness: Agriculture Communications
- Agribusiness: Agriculture Industry
- Agribusiness: Agriculture System Management
- Agribusiness: Animal Science
- Agribusiness: Horticulture
- Agribusiness: Plant & Soil Science
- Agricultural Education
- Applied Technology
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Business Administration
- Child Care and Guidance
- Computer Information Systems
- Computer Science
- Computer Technology: Automated Manufacturing
- Computer Technology: Microcomputer Systems
- Computer Technology: Technical Computer Graphics
- Criminal Justice
- Early Childhood Education
- Elementary Education
- Emergency Preparedness
- Engineering Physics: Computer Applications
- Engineering Physics: Electrical Applications
- Engineering Physics: Mechanical Applications
- Exceptional Child Education
- Family & Consumer Sciences Education
- Healthcare Administration
- Healthcare Management: Informatics
- Healthcare Management: Quality & Patient Safety
- Industrial and Systems Engineering
- Industrial Distribution
- Mathematics Education, 9-12
- Medical Laboratory Science
- Middle School Education: Language Arts
- Middle School Education: Math
- Middle School Education: Science
- Middle School Education: Social Studies
- Music Education: Instrumental
- Music Education: Vocal Option
- Physical Education (K-12)
- Professional Pilot
- Public Health
- Respiratory Therapy
- Secondary Education/Biology
- Secondary Education/Biology (Unified Science)
- Secondary Education/Chemistry
- Secondary Education/English
- Secondary Education/Physics
- Secondary Education/Physics (Unified Science)
- Secondary Education/Social Studies
- Social Work
- Teaching Assistant Prep (Elem. & Spec. Ed.)
- Technology Management: Computer Network Systems Administration
- Technology Management: Construction Management and Design
- Technology Management: Facilties Management & Sustainability
- Technology Management: Industrial & Safety Management
- Technology Management: Sustainable Energy Systems Management
- Technology Management: Technology Management
- Unmanned Aircraft Systems
- Web Development
What is the amount of the Fast Track Grant?
- The Fast Track grant is designed to ensure, when combined with other governmental financial aid, that tuition and fees are fully covered.
- Awards will be for any remaining tuition and fees not covered by other state and federal student aid programs.
- For individuals for which other aid covers the full tuition and fee costs, students are eligible for an award of up to $500 to cover other education-related expenses.
Where can I learn more?
Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development
Office of Admissions
Phone: (573) 651-2957
Student Financial Services
Phone: (573) 651-2253
Phone: (573) 651-2766
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701