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.


All State Buildings Closed

Gov. Mike Parson issued guidance on Monday, March 23 ordering all state offices closed. As a result, our offices located in the Truman Building in Jefferson City will be closed until Monday, April 6, unless extended. You can still reach us by phone or emlli at (800) 473-6757 and


Missouri Job Centers

Effective March 20, all Missouri Job Centers will be closed to in-person services until April 6. Job Center staff will be available to assist customers, including those laid off due to the COVID-19 situation, by telephone. Services can be accessed by calling 1-888-728-JOBS (5627) or online at


The Kirksville and Independence Job Centers are temporarily closed to staff. Customers in the Kirksville and Independence areas needing assistance should still call 1-888-728-5627. Customer and staff safety are top priority as staff continue to serve Missourians Click here for more information about these closings.


Resources for Job Seekers:


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 the upcoming weeks and months. In order to find the most up-to-date information from each college or university, please click on the school's name below.

Public two-year colleges


Public four-year universities


Independent colleges and universities