To make the student financial aid process easier for high school counselors and student financial aid administrators, the MDHEWD centralized the administration of its state student financial assistance programs into FAMOUS (Financial Assistance for Missouri Undergraduate Students), a comprehensive web-based database that provides on-time, real-time information.

Through FAMOUS, you can:

  • Access and view "Bright Flight" records online. FAMOUS replaces the paper rosters that high schools received in the past.
  • Determine if a FAFSA has been filed for A+ students.
  • View student eligibility for the Bright Flight program and state need-based aid.
  • Update and correct certain student eligibility criteria.

When you connect to FAMOUS you will be required to enter a user ID and password on the FAMOUS log in screen. To obtain your school's user ID and password, contact the MDHEWD at (800) 473-6757, option 4 or