Missouri Returning Heroes Act

The Missouri Returning Heroes Act, Section 173.900, RSMo, provides for reduced tuition for certain combat veterans attending public institutions of higher education. More information can be found on the Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development website at: https://dhewd.mo.gov/ppc/returningheroesact.php.

To apply for the Missouri Returning Heroes Act, the combat veteran must have:

  1. Have served in armed combat and provide military service documentation, such as the DD214, that reflects service in a combat theater, receipt of combat service medals, or receipt of imminent danger or hostile fire pay or tax benefits;
  2. Have been honorably discharged from military service;* and
  3. Be a registered voter in Missouri, or eligible to vote in Missouri, as determined by the Missouri Secretary of State, or a current Missouri resident.

* Fields 13, 24 and 28 on the DD214

To maintain the award, the student must:

  1. Maintain a 2.5 or higher GPA each semester;
  2. Submit the application for consideration each semester the combat veteran wishes to use the benefit;
  3. Confirm whether you want MRHA funds applied before or after other state or federal funds.