Journey to College
Journey to College Programs
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 host Apply Missouri events during September and October.
Learn more at dhe.mo.gov/ppc/applymissouri.php
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 events October through January.
Learn more at dhe.mo.gov/ppc/fafsafrenzy.php
Decision Day celebrates seniors’ plans for college 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 more at dhe.mo.gov/ppc/decisionday.php
Benefits of hosting Journey to College Events - Q&A
To learn about the benefits of hosting Journey to college Programs, click here. Additionally, the Missouri Department of Higher Education hosted a webinar on August 29, 2017 regarding how to participate in any of the Journey to College programs during 2017-18, and a PDF version of the presentation is now available.
Journey to College Day
The Missouri Department of Higher Education hosted its second annual Journey to College Day on Thursday, April 13, 2017 in Jefferson City focused on college access topics and initiatives. The following presentations were provided during Journey to College Day:
- Missouri legislative and state aid updates
- FAFSA, FSA ID, and DRT updates and tips
- Helping students prepare financially for life after high school
- Journey to College program updates
Year-End Outcome Report
The Missouri Department of Higher Education provides individual outcome reports along with a plaque of recognition for each high school that hosts all three Journey to College programs. Click here for a sample of the year-end outcome report. Questions, comments, and suggestions regarding the report can be emailed to JourneytoCollege@dhe.mo.gov.
Journey to College listserv
Join the Journey to College listserv today. This electronic mail forum is specifically for Journey to College questions, concerns, successes, best practices, and more. The J2Clistserv@lists.mo.gov will allow you to easily have a dialogue with other J2C site coordinators and education access professionals. To subscribe please go to http://lists.mo.gov/mailman/listinfo/j2clistserv.