This article contains a press release from Sherlyn Nail, Writing Services Manager, Marketing and Communications of State Fair Community College.

State Fair Community College administration has announced that the college will hold classes on-ground starting Aug. 24. Special arrangements will be made for some courses that require close personal interactions with others, such as health sciences and technical courses. Students are encouraged to check with navigators and faculty if they have questions.

At a press conference last week, Missouri Governor Mike Parson announced that he was lifting COVID-19 restrictions in Missouri. “At some point, government has to get out of the way and let people live their lives and regulate their own selves,” Parson said. “We are at that time in the state of Missouri.”

SFCC continues to work with state and local health departments to ensure the safety of the students and employees. Details regarding the return to campus plan can be found at Employees will return to campus on Aug. 3

Fall minimester classes will be held online July 30-Aug. 12; last day to enroll is July 23. Regular fall 16- and first eight-week classes begin Aug. 24; last day to enroll is Aug. 23. Twelve-week classes begin Sept. 8; last day to enroll is Sept. 7. Classes are offered in Sedalia, Boonville, Clinton, Eldon, Lake of the Ozarks, Warsaw, Whiteman Air Force Base, and online. Go to to view the schedule.

Students who have earned the Missouri A+ Scholarship can use those funds at State Fair Community College. In response to the disruption in higher education caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development has made some changes for students who are renewing their awards for fall.

One accommodation, which applies to A+ and Fast Track funds, covers the full 2020-2021 academic year (fall and spring semesters) and allows students to renew awards in the 2020-2021 academic year if they meet satisfactory academic progress as defined by the school at the end of the spring 2020 semester. These students will be eligible to renew their awards for the 2020-2021 academic year, even if the school requires less than a 2.5 GPA. Contact SFCC’s Financial Aid and Veteran Services at or (660) 530-5834 for more information about A+ or other financial aid assistance.

SFCC offers more than 70 transfer, career or technical associate degrees or short-term certificates in agriculture, business and computers, health sciences, human services, and industrial technology. Associate transfer degrees allow students to complete their first two years at SFCC before continuing to a four-year college or university to earn a bachelor’s degree.

Prospective students may apply online free at For assistance, email or call (660) 530-5833. All campuses are closed to the public until Aug. 3, but staff are answering phones and emails.

Returning students should contact their navigators before enrolling to ensure they are selecting the classes they need to complete their certificates or degrees.

Visit for more information and details on campus locations, or call Admissions and Outreach at (660) 530-5833.

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