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There are currently 9 names in this directory beginning with the letter M.
Type of student visa issued to international students who are attending vocational or technical schools in the United States.
Master Promissory Note
An MPN lists the terms and conditions under which the borrower agrees to repay the loan and explains the borrower’s rights and responsibilities. The MPN can be completed for direct loans at studentloans.gov.
A matriculated student is admitted, registered for classes, and in good academic standing at a college or university.
The plan that dictates how many meals a student can eat at on-campus dining facilities. Some meal plans also include a discretionary spending fund that can be used as cash at campus restaurants or snack shops.
Financial aid awarded on the basis of specific accomplishments, such as grades or standardized test scores, or talents rather than financial need. See Standardized Test
An exam given approximately halfway through a course term that generally covers all lecture, reading, and discussion material presented so far.
Minority and Underrepresented Environmental Literacy Program
This is a scholarship designed to assist academically talented Missouri minority and underrepresented individuals pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in an environmental course of study that will lead to employment in a field that is clearly environmentally related.