Helping adults pursue a certificate, degree, or industry-recognized credential in an area designated as high need.
Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant
The Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant is a new financial aid program for adults beginning with the 2019-20 academic year. The grant addresses workforce needs by helping adults pursue a certificate, degree, or industry-recognized credential in an area designated as high need. Grant recipients must maintain Missouri residency and work in Missouri for three years after graduation to prevent the grant from becoming a loan that must be repaid with interest. FAFSA submission is required.
Who is Eligible?
- Individuals who are 25 or older or individuals who have not been enrolled in any school within the last two years can participate.
- Not earned a bachelor’s degree and are planning to enroll part time or full time.
- Individuals who make no more than $40,000 per year, filing single, or not more than $80,000 filing jointly, based on FAFSA information.
How to Apply?
- Find a Fast Track approved program at Three Rivers College. Please contact Three Rivers College at 573-840-9605 for availability of program at each location.
- Complete the steps for admission to Three Rivers College.
- Complete the Fast Track application, available through the State Student Financial Aid Portal. Click here to register for the portal and to complete your Fast Track application. Find the Fast Track application listed under the “Estimate Eligibility” tab. Choose the academic year and scroll down to apply.
- Complete a self-certification form for each disbursement. Return the form to:
Missouri Department of Higher Education &Workforce Development
Attn: Fast Track
P.O. Box 1469
Jefferson City, MO 65102
- You must complete the FAFSA each year you are enrolled (or are planning to enroll) in college.
- Watch the counseling video.
- Submit the signed Fast Track form to the Three Rivers College Office of Financial Aid.
The Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development receives electronic FAFSA records for Missouri residents directly from the federal government. The department cannot process your application until you have a FAFSA on file.