Monthly Archives: January 2013

FREE Tax Prep Offered at Missouri State – West Plains

Do you need help filing your taxes? Officials with the School of Accountancy at Missouri State University in Springfield will provide free 2012 income tax preparation and e-file assistance to Missouri State – West Plains students and prospective students, as well as full and part time faculty and staff, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, March 2, in the Lybyer Technology Center.

Appointments are necessary. Please call 417-255-7255 or drop by student services office in room 207 of the Lybyer Technology Center to schedule an appointment. Appointments will be on a first come, first served basis.

Financial Calculators

Take the guesswork out of paying back student loans and college costs with these financial calculators. You can use these calculators to find out how your savings will grow, how much you should put aside in an emergency fund, and even how much money you should leave your kids from the “tooth fairy”. Follow this link to get started:


Student Loans

College can be expensive. Your objective is to limit the amount of student loans you have to borrow, and ultimately, pay back. To avoid the trouble of paying back the money you would owe, consider exploring federal, state, and institutional financial assistance before turning to loans. To learn more about student loans, visit the following link:

It’s That Time of Year Again!

It’s time, once again, to submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA. The FAFSA should be submitted as soon as possible after January 1st. You must submit the FAFSA before March 31st in order to be considered for the Access Missouri Financial Assistance Program, Supplemental Grant, or the Federal Work-Study Program. The Missouri State-West Plains school code is 031060. is an app that allows you to link, budget, track and manage all your financial accounts. The user is advised to create an account online at and then link each account. To start, you are required to enter your login credentials for each financial account through the website. The phone app tracks your online account with up-to-the-minute updates as you make transactions from your bank accounts. The app is easy to understand and a great way to check expenses automatically.