Financial Aid through Forest

The mission of the Financial Aid Office is to guide students through the process of receiving financial assistance, and to provide them with the information necessary to make informed decisions about their finances. We offer many educational opportunities on the critical role debt management will have on later successes in professional careers, such as individual counseling, convocations, group seminars and lender-sponsored workshops.

The Office of Financial Aid is eager to assist students with any aspect of the financial aid process. However, it is critical that students take the initiative to become familiar with the many ways in which funding is impacted by schedule changes, academic progress and other academic decisions. Please feel free to contact or visit our office if you need additional information about financial aid or debt management.

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• Externship Program

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Financial Aid Office Information


Financial Aid Office
Forest Institute
2885 West Battlefield
Springfield, MO 65807
(417) 893-7934 or (800) 424-7793
(417) 893-7842 fax

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., also available by appointment

Notice to newly enrolled students:

You must complete an entrance interview before your financial aid can be distributed!

Notice to graduates:

You must complete an exit interview before you will be allowed to graduate or receive your diploma!

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