Journey to College Programs
Sign up now to host Apply Missouri, FAFSA Frenzy, and/or Decision Day events for 2020-21.
Please register your event at least three weeks ahead of time to ensure it is added to our website, the FAFSA Frenzy volunteer registration, and to allow enough time for materials and promotional items to be shipped.
FAFSA Frenzy volunteer registration is also open. The foundation of the FAFSA Frenzy program is the amazing volunteers helping students complete the FAFSA. Volunteers may register for more than one site, but you must complete a separate form for each site. If you choose to volunteer at multiple sites, be sure to select event dates/times that do not conflict.
Journey to College Day 2020
The fifth annual Journey to College Day was held virtually on July 28, 2020. Find materials and presentations from the event here.
Journey to College Programs
The Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development partners with high school and colleges to help students be successful as they plan and pay for college. High schools can host Apply Missouri, FAFSA Frenzy and Decision Day events and activities to help students plan for college, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, and make final plans for after high school graduation. Colleges and college access groups can also host FAFSA Frenzy events.
Apply Missouri provides assistance during the regular school day to help students determine the higher education institutions that best meet their needs and submit admissions applications. The program promotes a college-going culture and helps create important communication channels between students and higher education institutions.
High schools generally host Apply Missouri events during September and October.
FAFSA Frenzy offers free, one-on-one professional assistance to help students and families complete the Free Application for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is the primary form used by federal, state, and college and university financial assistance programs to determine a student’s eligibility for grants, scholarships, loans and work-study programs.
High schools, colleges and community organizations host FAFSA Frenzy activities October through January.
Decision Day celebrates seniors’ plans for college, career, or military service. The program encourages seniors to finalize and follow through on their plans for the future and helps build interest in college among younger students.
High schools host Decision Day events on or near May 1, the date by which most seniors must notify a college of their plans to enroll.
Learn about and register to host a Journey to College K-8 event.
Questions? Contact us at JourneytoCollege@dhewd.mo.gov.