The Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development continues to monitor the spread of COVID-19, and the guidance issued from the Centers of Disease Control, the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services, and the Missouri Governor's Office.


After Action Report - Postsecondary Education Online Rapid Response

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Offices Closed

Our offices located in the Truman Building in Jefferson City are closed until further notice. You can still reach us by phone or email at (800) 473-6757 and

Missouri Job Centers

Missouri Job Centers began to reopen to the public using a phased-in approach. Staff are still available to assist all customers, including those laid off due to COVID-19, by telephone. Services can be accessed by calling 1-888-728-JOBS (5627) or online at Call your local Job Center to see if they are open prior to visitng. Be aware that extra cleaning and distancing measures are being implemented to ensure the health and safety of customers and staff.

On May 18, the Office of Workforce Development launched Return Strong, a campaign focused on helping Missourians skill up and get back to work, and to safely and responsibly reopen Missouri's public workforce system. Find training opportunities, reemployment services and other resources at Learn more about this initiative in the press release.

Visit Missouri One Start for a list of businesses hiring essential workers.

State Financial Aid

Due to school closures in response to preventing the spread of COVID-19, the Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development (MDHEWD) has issued guidance on several issues pertaining to the A+ Scholarship and the Bright Flight Scholarship. The department will issue further guidance as necessary.

See recommended guidance for:


Federal Student Aid

The U.S. Department of Education has issued guidance for college administrators, financial aid officers, students, parents, and faculty in the wake of school cancellations and postponements. See the latest information on the Department of Education COVID-19 webpage.

Colleges and Universities

Many of Missouri's colleges and universities have taken action to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Institutions have created their own webpages with details and plans for their students and faculty. In order to find the most up-to-date information from each college or university, please click on the school's name below.

The CDC has issued guidance to help higher education institutions with plans to reopen.

Info for High School Seniors

Public two-year colleges

Public four-year universities

Independent colleges and universities

Other specialized/training institutions