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August 25, 2017

New state website offers information about preparing for college
journeytocollege.mo.gov aims to help more Missouri students earn a degree

With school back in session, the Missouri Department of Higher Education launched a new website this week that aims to help students prepare for college and earn a degree or certificate.

The Journey to College website (journeytocollege.mo.gov) offers information about:

  • Planning for college – including Missouri colleges and degree programs, dual-credit and Advanced Placement (AP) classes, taking the ACT and SAT, choosing a school and major, and applying to college.
  • Paying for college – including applying for state and federal financial aid, searching for scholarships, learning about student loans, and money management for students.
  • Finishing a degree – including transferring credit and on-time college completion.

"The Journey to College website provides a central location where students can get information to help them achieve their college and career goals,” said Zora Mulligan, Missouri commissioner of higher education. “By planning ahead for higher education, students are more likely to find a school that is the ‘best fit’ for them and succeed in completing a degree or certificate program.”

The website also offers information about the department’s Journey to College outreach programs – Apply Missouri, FAFSA Frenzy, and Decision Day. The programs help students submit college applications, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and finalize their plans to pursue higher education.

The website also provides links to the department’s Journey to College social media and Monthly Reminder, which deliver college planning information to students and families throughout the year.

In the months ahead, additional features will be added to the website to make it easier for students to find information about degree programs offered at Missouri colleges and universities, state financial aid, and transferring college credit.