FAFSA LogoMissouri FAFSA Completion Project:





To help increase college access and affordability, the Missouri Department of Higher Education launched the Missouri FAFSA Completion Project in January 2016.


Through this project, high school administrators and counselors can access a secure, school-specific webpage to identify their seniors who have successfully completed the FAFSA or, more importantly, may need assistance in completing the FAFSA. A sample of the information that can be accessed is available in this step-by-step tutorial.


Participation in the project is a two-step process.







Step 1. Download and complete the fillable FAFSA Data Access Agreement.


School districts participating in the Missouri FAFSA Completion Project must agree to maintain compliance with the Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act, use the secured information only for its intended purpose, and limit access to authorized individuals. The FAFSA Data Access Agreement is a contract between a superintendent on behalf of the district and the commissioner of higher education on behalf of MDHE that outlines the project’s terms and conditions.



To complete the agreement:


1. Read the agreement in its entirety. You may email questions about the project or the agreement to Kelli Reed at kelli.reed@dhe.mo.gov or call (573) 751-2444.


2. Complete the fields on page 1:



 3. Complete the contact information on page 6:



4. Complete the superintendent’s information on page 8:



5. Complete Attachment A:

6. Complete Attachment B:

7. Submit the completed agreement by mail, email or fax:


      - Missouri Department of Higher Education

        Attn:  Missouri FAFSA Completion Project

        P.O. Box 1469

        Jefferson City, MO  65102-1469


      - kelli.reed@dhe.mo.gov


     - Fax to the attention of Kelli Reed at (573) 751-6635.


Step 2.  Register online for a user ID and password.  This step applies to all district employees listed in Attachment B.


Upon receipt of the completed agreement and the online registrations for a district’s authorized employees, MDHE will grant access to the secured information for the high school(s) in the district. To expedite the approval process, MDHE encourages the individuals listed in Appendix B to complete the online registration process before the district submits the completed agreement to the department.


There is no deadline for completing either Step 1 or Step 2. However early registration is encouraged so districts can help students as early as possible in the financial aid application process.