Attention KCPS Class of 2024!

Eligible graduates of Kansas City Public Schools (KCPS) admitted to UMKC will receive a $1,500 District High School Scholarship that can be combined with grants and additional scholarships.

How to apply

A new partnership between UMKC and KCPS provides a $1,500 scholarship for eligible graduates admitted to UMKC.

A Degree That Moves You Forward at a Cost That Won't Hold You Back

Eligible KCPS graduates admitted to UMKC immediately receive a $1,500 District High School Scholarship that can be used to cover tuition. Pell-eligible students automatically receive funds to cover any remaining tuition and fees.

How to apply

Not Pell-Eligible? Not a Problem.

UMKC offers more than $206 million in funds to help students cover the cost of tuition and housing, and many of our available scholarships can be combined.

Automatic scholarships

UMKC offers a range of renewable scholarships for eligible first-time college students.

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UMKC Professional Career Escalators

This initiative helps you identify your career goals and make them a reality. Participants choose between $1,500 toward tuition or $2,500 for on-campus housing.

Jump-start your career

Resources to Make a Degree from UMKC Affordable

UMKC offers financial wellness support with free, one-on-one money coaching, financial literacy workshops and campus events.