How can my student find a job?
There are work-study jobs on campus if a
student qualifies. Students must
complete the FAFSA to determine if they
are eligible for work-study. There are
also jobs available for students who
don't qualify for work-study. There are
jobs on and off campus where students
can apply for employment. The quickest
way to find out about these different
jobs is through the Student Employment
Office (Eder Hall 202).
What if my student gets sick?
Missouri Western has the Esry Student Health
Center located in the Blum Union
available for ALL students if they are
sick or in need of any medical
Is Missouri Western a safe campus and
what services are offered in the area of
Missouri Western has traditionally had a
low crime rate. Campus crime statistics
for the last three years are available
In addition, services provided by the
University Police Department are
My student is struggling in a
couple of classes; is there any academic
The Center for Academic Support is a
great resource for students to get
academic assistance individually, with
tutors or even formal study groups. The
Center is located in the Hearnes Center
next to the Library (kind of
convenient). More about their services
can be found at
Can we still apply for
Financial Aid can seem to be a
complicated process but there are many
opportunities for students to get some
financial assistance. All
financial aid inquires should go
directly to the Financial Aid office.
I'm not sure but my student may
have some learning challenges; is there
a place that might help address those
The Office of Disability Services (ODS)
has a confidential online "Access"
survey for students to test their
learning challenges. No matter what the
outcome the Office of Disability
Services can help all students. Some
may just need assistance with taking
notes in class and the ODS is there to
Is there space available in the
Residence Halls? Can my student find
out who his/her roommate is? Are the
beds a special size? And MANY more
All can be answered by the Office of
Housing and Residential Life.
Why can't I call my student's
teachers and ask them about my student's
Many parents find that access to
university student records is not the
same as they were used to in K-12. In
brief this is the gist of the law: In
the absence of an official request,
information contained in a student's
records remains confidential between the
student and Missouri Western and will not be
released to third parties (this includes
parents) without the consent of the
student. Students can complete a
Federal Buckley Amendment Release Form
to allow a designated person(s) to
contact Missouri Western concerning
information pertaining to the student's
financial and/or academic records. More
information about student records can be
found in the Student Handbook.
What is the interaction of the
community especially with regards to
banking and shopping?
The city of St. Joseph is very
supportive of Missouri Western and its students!
Local banks have numerous ATM machines
on campus and many provide free checking
and debit card services. And, if you
want to know about the best places to
eat in St. Joe, ask a current student!
The students know where the best food
and prices are at all the restaurants.
But, if you'd like to learn more about
St. Joseph go to
What can students do when they
aren't studying - you know that one
hour a day they are not buried in a book
or writing a paper?
Well for the few moments when students
aren't pursuing the world of scholarly
enlightenment, there are many things to
do on campus. Campus activities,
intramurals, the Baker Fitness Center
and many other options await students.
The best place to find out about all the
student services available is the area
of Student Affairs.