Scholarships and Financial Aid

How can I afford my education at UMKC?

Your education is the key to your future, but it must also be affordable. UMKC strives to offer a top-rate college experience at a reasonable cost. Three types of scholarships are available to students at UMKC: automatic (considered when applying to UMKC), competitive Scholarships through the UMKC Financial Aid and Scholarships Office, and School of Education scholarships. You can determine each semester’s cost of attending UMKC at the Tuition and Fee Schedule on the UMKC Cashiers Office website.

If you wish to receive financial aid assistance, you must be admitted to a degree-seeking program at UMKC and must enroll at least part-time. In order to qualify for scholarships and financial assistance you will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can find more information about the types of aid through the UMKC Financial Aid and Scholarships Office.

Scholarship Search

You can use the internet to search for potential scholarship opportunities. Here a few scholarship search engines:

The scholarships opportunities found on the internet may require an application process. When applying for scholarships online, attention to detail and professionalism are critical to the application process. Other sources for scholarship assistance may be found at your area high school, community college, guidance counselors, local libraries, the Financial Aid Office on a college campus and at local or national businesses or corporations.

Tuition and Fees

Fees for coursework vary with the number of hours of enrollment; your undergraduate, graduate or professional school status; the term of enrollment; and the applicability of any special fees. You can find estimates of the Tuition and Fee Schedule on the UMKC Cashiers Office website. Missouri residents will be charged in-state fees.

Students who at the time of application are residents of one of the following Kansas counties may be eligible for the Metro Rate: Atchison, Douglas, Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami, Osage, Shawnee, Wyandotte.

If you are a part-time student (which means one three credit hour course up to two three credit hour courses) in fall and spring semesters, and one class in summer semester), you will pay in-state tuition regardless of your residency.

For students planning to enroll full time who are residents of Kansas (counties other than those included in the Metro Rate), Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska and North Dakota, the Midwest Student Exchange Program allows you to pay reduced out-of-state fees for certain UMKC programs. To be classified as a Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP) student, mark the “MSEP” box on your application for admission.