All students at Marshfield High School (U.S. or permanent residents), regardless of income, who meet all the criteria listed below are eligible to receive funding for the unpaid balance of the cost of tuition and general fees*, subject to legislative appropriation, until completion of one of the following: (1) a period of 48 months after high school graduation, (2) completion of 105% of the current program of study, or (3) receipt of an associate's degree from any post-secondary institution.  Tuition and general fees* will be paid to any Missouri public community college, vocational or technical school after federal post-secondary financial assistance funds have been applied.  This is contingent upon state funding of the A+ program and upon the student meeting all of the following requirements:
  • Attend Marshfield High School and/or another A+ designated high school for at least 3 consecutive years immediately preceding high school graduation.
  • Graduate from high school with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Graduate with a minimum 95% average attendance record.
  • Perform 50 hours of unpaid school-based tutoring or mentoring for other students.  (A one-time job shadowing activity during the sophomore year of up to 7 hours may be included towards the completion of the 50 hours of tutoring).
  • Maintain a record of good citizenship and avoid the unlawful use of drugs or alcohol (see citizenhip policy).
  • Score proficient or advanced on the Algebra I or Algebra II End of Course exam.  Additional options for meeting this requirement may be found at: Math End of Course (EOC) Exam Requirement
    • If a student meets all the eligibility requirements except the end-of-course exam requirement, the student may establish eligibility by achieving a qualifying score on the mathematics component of the ACT test (contact the A+ office for the most recent qualifying score/scores). A student may achieve the qualifying score as a high school or post-secondary student. If a student achieves the score after high school graduation, it is the student's responsibility to provide proof of the score to Marshfield High School in order to receive an A+ stamped high school transcript, and the student may be eligible for an award in the same term that they take the test.
  • Secure all available federal post-secondary student financial assistance funds that do not require repayment (file the FAFSA during the senior year or prior to using A+ funds).  FAFSA Website
  • Male students over the age of 18 are required to register for selective service in order to receive financial aid.


*The student financial incentive may be available for a period of up to 48 months after high school graduation for a qualifying student and covers the cost of tuition and common fees, until the receipt of an associate's degree or completion of 105% of the required hours for the student's program of study.