Affording Your Education

Cox College offers competitive interprofessional research and graduate studies degrees which enable students to supplement their overall learning experience and/or maximize their health care education at a master’s level and beyond. We are committed to providing excellence in health care education at all stages of a professional’s career path.


To be considered for federal student aid for the 2024–25 award year, complete the FAFSA form before:

June 30, 2025

Any FAFSA corrections or updates must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. CT on Sept. 14, 2025

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Step 1: Request FAFSA ID

Start your financial aid process by requesting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) ID at

An FSA ID is a username and password that you can create and use to log in to certain U.S. Department of Education (ED) websites. The FSA ID identifies you as someone who has the right to access and or change your own personal information on ED websites.
Parents of a dependent student must have their own FSA ID. If you want to sign your child or children’s FAFSA electronically.

Each FSA ID user is required to have a unique e-mail address. Your FSA ID serves as your electronic signature and provides access to your personal records, so you should never give your FSA ID to anyone, including commercial services that offer to help you complete your FAFSA. Be sure to keep your FSA ID in a safe place to prevent identity theft.


Step 2: Complete FAFSA

Free applications for Federal Student Aid are available at

You must file your FAFSA by February 1 to be eligible for certain types of state aid such as the Missouri Access Grant. Please include the respective school code when filing your FAFSA electronically. See the code you’ll need at the end of this section.

When you receive your Student Aid Report (SAR) back from the FAFSA Federal Processing Center, check it carefully for any errors. If corrections need to be made, please do so as soon as possible at

Cox College Code: 013877


Step 3: Picked for verification by the U.S. Department of Education

Verification is a process that confirms that the information entered on the FAFSA is correct.

If you are NOT selected for verification, please skip to step 4.

For questions about this step, see our FAQ section below.

The Department of Education selects a percentage of FAFSAs, some randomly and others based on certain edit criteria, for data verification. Schools must verify certain data reported on these FAFSAs, using the documentation provided by the student.

You will receive notification from the Department of Education and from Cox College with instructions on how to proceed.

All documents will be sent to you from Cox College. If you need your tax transcript, visit to download a form.

Once all completed documents are received, the verification process can take up to 3-4 weeks. Incomplete documents will delay the process. It will also delay the processing of your awards.

Contact Leesa Taylor, Financial Aid Counselor, by phone at 417-269-3160 or by email at


Step 4: Get your financial aid offer

Registered students will receive financial aid offer sent to their Cox College email with instructions for accepting/declining financial aid.


Step 5: Steps for Federal Direct Student Loan

If you only want federal grants, skip to Step 6.

The Federal Direct Subsidized, Unsubsidized, and the Federal Direct Grad PLUS and PLUS Loans will be processed through the U.S. Department of Education. Note that all undergraduate annual loan amounts are subject to proration.

All first-time undergraduate and graduate student loan borrowers at Cox College are required to complete the following steps:

  1. Entrance counseling at the Department Of Education website at
  2. A Federal Direct Master Promissory Note for the Lester E Cox Medical Center at CoxHealth at the Department Of Education website at

Loan amounts for graduate loans are $20,500.00 unsubsidized per academic year. Aggregate limits for graduate students are $138,500.00.

If you have any questions or are not able to access the federal websites listed above, please contact a Financial Aid Counselor at 417-269-3008417-269-3160, or 417 269-3458 for assistance.

A Federal Direct Plus Loan is a parent loan for undergraduate students. A parent (defined as a biological or adoptive mother or father and in some cases a step-parent) of an undergraduate student may borrow up to the estimated cost of attendance of an academic year minus any financial aid that the student is awarded.

Parents Plus Loan for undergraduate students (PLUS LOANS) may be applied for by going to

Federal Direct Graduate Plus Loan is a plus loan for graduate and professional students only. Direct Graduate Plus Loans are available to eligible graduate and/or professional students. Students may borrow up to the estimated cost of attendance of an academic year minus any financial aid that the student is awarded.

Federal Direct Graduate Plus Loans may be applied for by going to

If you have any questions or are not able to access the federal websites listed above, please contact a Financial Aid Counselor at 417-269-3008417-269-3160, or 417-269-3458 for assistance.


Step 6: Get Your certification and disbursement of Financial Aid

Once you have accepted your offer, the financial aid department will begin processing your aid. Funds are disbursed after the drop/add period. All steps must be completed to facilitate the delivery of funds to your student account and any credit balance refunded. Disbursement notification is sent to your student email. If a credit balance occurs, funds will be refunded within 14 days of this notice.

Cost of Attendance

Associate Degree


Bachelor's Degree


Master's Degree


*Tuition and fees per academic year based on Fall 2022-23 as a full-time student taking 12 hours per semester. Does not include cost of books and supplies.