Financial Aid

Getting Started!

While all of the information on this portion of the website is important to know, it is only a great start! Please log into Naviace Family Connection for more Scholarship and Financial Aid information!

Federal Student Aid and FAFSA

Federal Student Aid is one of the largest providers of financial aid for prospective and current students in the US. There are billions of dollars given to millions of students through federal grants, loans, and work-study programs. In order to be eligible for federal aid, an account needs to be created by going to You will then be able to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This requires various personal and financial information about the prospective (or current) student and his/her legal guardians (depending on the student's age).

There is a significant difference to each type of Federal Aid:

  • Federal Grants are given directly to students and, unlike loans, do not have to be repaid.
  • Student Loans can be taken out through various lending companies as well as through Federal Student Aid services. Please be sure you take the time to read all information concerning a loan you might take out (this includes your interest rates as well as timeframe you have to start paying back the loan).
  • Work-Study is a program where you are given a part-time job at your university and you are able to use the money made from that job to pay for school expenses.

This is only a snapshot of each type of aid that can be given by filing the FAFSA. We encourage our seniors to read about all different types in detail so they are familiar with all types of aid. There are deadlines to apply, please visit FAFSA's site to view when the submission deadlines are for your area.


Fastweb is the premier online resource when it comes to paying for and preparing for school. There are scholarships for every type of student from the high school freshmen to the returning adult. In order to receive information regarding the scholarships, you must create an account with the website. Once you have created an account, you will be prompted to complete a profile asking various questions about yourself. This is what fastweb will use to locate scholarships that you will be eligible to apply for. At this point you are free to search through the scholarships that are offered in addition to having new scholarships e-mailed to you when they become available.

The website is free to use. We encourage all of our students to create and account to assist in their scholarship search! If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact us or visit the FAQ section on fastweb's site.

Get Set for College

Get Set for College is a free PDF that includes an abundance of information about the ACT, how to sign up for financial aid, preparing for college, enrollment requirements, college comparisons and more! Download the PDF and read through it before you start to prepare for college!

American Legion Scholarships

The American Legion has a wide variety of college scholarships offered to prospective and current students. The range of scholarships is broad (from scouting to sports to oratorical skills). We encourage everyone who is looking for possible scholarships to visit or Both are excellent resources that will give you more information for each of The American Legion Scholarships.

MIAAA Scholarships

The MIAAA, in conjunction with the NIAAA, will offer two $1000 scholarships and two $500 runner-up scholarships for Missouri male and female student-athletes.

For our student winners to qualify for the NIAAA Section V and National Scholarship, their Athletic Director must be a member of the MIAAA and NIAAA. We will use the NIAAA criteria when selecting the MIAAA winners. If you are not a member of the NIAAA, please consider joining. Membership information can be found at the following link:

The scholarship applications will be available on the NIAAA website ( and are due at the end of February to Missouri's NIAAA Liaison. The application on the website is form-fill so applicants can type right on the website and save an electronic copy for themselves and print from the form. Please read all the NIAAA requirements and obtain an application at the following link:

Completed applications with a letter of recommendation from the A.D. should be mailed or e-mailed to:

Josh Scott -
Waynesville High School
200 GW Lane
Waynesville MO 65583
573-774-2850 - office
573-465-0574 - cell

This is a tremendous opportunity for a young man and young woman to receive a nice $1000.00 scholarship from MIAAA. If they are the state winner, they go on to be eligible for more scholarship money through the NIAAA national program. Please take some time to consider this opportunity for your outstanding senior student-athletes.