Want to order publications?

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 - 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 new version to be available winter 2019 - A brochure about planning for college geared toward middle school students and their parents.




  • Planning for Financial Success 2018-19 - 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 new version to be available winter 2019 - 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. This piece is currently out of stock and is expected to be available again during the winter of 2018-19.



  • The Missouri Source August 2018 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 booklet also contains worksheets to help students compare college costs and select their best-fit for college.