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The Missouri Department of Higher Education publishes a variety of free publications to help students prepare for postsecondary education, select a school and certificate or degree program, develop a financial plan and make wise spending choices, minimize student loan debt and learn about other financial literacy topics. Questions about publications or the status of a publication order may be directed to journeytocollege@dhe.mo.gov.

Publications available to order free of charge include:

  • College Portfolio - Newly updated for 2017-18! An expandable storage portfolio with tabs that allows students to organize college admissions and financial aid documents in one place.


  • It's Never Too Early out of stock - A brochure about planning for college geared toward middle school students and their parents.




  • Planning for Financial Success 2017-18 - A booklet for high school seniors and college students that provides financial literacy and money management tips to help guide them through the year. Includes an academic year planner/calendar.



  • Smart About Spending Teacher's Guide - A guide to be used in conjunction with the Smart About Spending student materials. Lesson plans, activities, worksheets, and assessments are included to assist Missouri's personal finance teachers with teaching students about making sound financial decisions throughout high school and beyond. Newly updated for 2017-18!



  • The Missouri Source August 2017 version - A guide for Missouri students about planning and paying for college, including information about federal and state grants, scholarships, loans, and assistance completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The August 2017 version contains new worksheets to help students compare college costs and select their best-fit for college.