Journey to College Programs
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To learn more about how you and your students can benefit from the Journey to College programs, contact JourneytoCollege@dhe.mo.gov.
To host Journey to College activities during the 2019-20 school year, submit an online registration form before August 23, 2019.
Need to save a partially completed registration form and submit it later? Follow these simple instructions.
Journey to College Day
The Missouri Department of Higher Education will be hosting its fourth annual Journey to College Day on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 in Jefferson City. Register for this free meeting now by visiting https://surveys.mo.gov/index.php/197481. The meeting agenda will be available soon.
The 2018 meeting focused on college access topics and initiatives, and the following presentations were provided:
- Journey to College program updates
- Free Resources from the St. Louis Federal Reserve
- Missouri state aid updates and the FAFSA Completion Tool
- Missouri Department of Higher Education initiatives
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.
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 activities October through January.
Learn more at dhe.mo.gov/ppc/fafsafrenzy.php
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 more at dhe.mo.gov/ppc/decisionday.php
Benefits of hosting Journey to College Events - Q&A
Learn about the benefits of hosting Journey to college Programs.
Year-End Outcome Report
The Missouri Department of Higher Education provides individual outcome reports to schools and organizations participating in any of the Journey to College programs. There are two versions of the report: a high school version, and one for postsecondary institutions and community organizations. Questions, comments, and suggestions regarding the report can be emailed to JourneytoCollege@dhe.mo.gov.