May 15, 2020–The Financial Aid Office at Missouri Western State University is ready to help students who may be experiencing financial challenges in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Students who have completed their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) but whose financial situation has changed can contact Financial Aid for instructions on how to adjust FAFSA information to better reflect their current circumstances and needs. Financial aid counselors can walk students step-by-step through the process. Call 816-271-4362.

Students can also complete a Special Circumstances Appeal Form directly online:

  • Log into Goldlink
  • Select Financial Aid and Billing
  • Select and complete the Special Circumstances Appeal Form for 2020-2021
  • Upload required documents

More information about the special circumstances appeal process can be found on Missouri Western’s website

Students who have not yet completed their FAFSA can do so through the Department of Education’s website. Missouri Western’s school code is 002490. 

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