The Odds Are in Your Favor

Join the 96% of first-time Roos who qualify for financial aid. Domestic, undergraduate students can use our net price calculator to estimate what it will cost to attend UMKC.

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Enrollment Confirmation Deadline Extended

The UMKC priority confirmation deadline for Fall 2024 has been extended to May 15 to allow for FAFSA processing.

College Like You Deserve to Be Here

We're reimagining the way higher education works for the better. That's why we awarded more than $200 million in financial aid last year — to open the doors of opportunity to more students than ever before. Nothing, especially the ability to pay, should stand between you and your UMKC education.

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Undergraduate students

Financial aid isn't based just on your bank account. We take into account your accomplishments and challenges.

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Graduate students

Tuition and fees are just one factor in determining the affordability of a graduate or professional degree or certificate from UMKC. Explore how to get the most out of your investment.

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International students

UMKC is a welcoming and affordable choice for pursuing your undergraduate or graduate degree in the United States. Find out how much your degree program will cost.

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Borders Schmorders

Did you know that you can qualify for in-state or discounted tuition based on where you live? If you're from Missouri, Kansas or one of 15 other Midwestern states, you may qualify for one of our residency rates for undergraduate or graduate students. We also offer a scholarship that grants in-state tuition to eligible undergrads from all 50 states.

Residency tuition discounts

Scholarships for nonresidents

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Awards You Don't Have to Pay Back

Everyone who wants to go to college, should be able to go to college. Through our scholarship program, 80% of UMKC undergrads are awarded scholarships and grants, many of which they continue to receive each year they're in college.

Automatic scholarships

First-time college students may qualify for an automatic scholarship up to $5,000 each academic year, and transfer students could receive up to $3,500 each academic year they qualify. To be in the running, all you have to do is apply to UMKC by the priority deadline (that's why we call them "automatic").

Competitive scholarships

Each year there are thousands of dollars in awards from sources outside UMKC available for eligible Roos. Submit the competitive scholarship application and any other required materials by the deadline to apply. Our awards specialist in Career Services will even help you find the ones you have the best chance of winning.

State of Missouri awards

Not only are Missouri residents eligible for in-state tuition, but qualified Missourians can apply for a number of grants and scholarships available from the show-me state.

Academic program scholarships

Our schools offer program-specific awards for enrolled students. Check with your desired program for available scholarships.

More Time to Be You

Financial aid does more than cover tuition and fees. It opens the doors to opportunity and gives students the freedom to make their own choices.

Not only was I able to get my education but I was able to shadow and take the internship opportunities I wanted to because I didn’t have to worry about finances.
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Sydnee Flowers


Getting my degree from UMKC really opened up a lot of doors for me. I was able to build a lot of relationships that I still maintain to this day.
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Lindsay Jarquio

MBA '18

Through the Entrepreneurship Scholars program, I was able to get a lot more out of my time at UMKC than just following a predefined curriculum.
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Riddhiman Das

B.S. '12, M.S. '19

Additional Funding

Financial aid

Academic Partnerships

Our academic partnerships include scholarships, student support and post-graduation career resources.

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Through Amazon Career Choice, Amazon employees receive tuition assistance, career resources and a supportive student experience.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City

Eligible graduating members of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City can receive a renewable UMKC scholarship of $1,000 for up to five years.

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City Year

City Year AmeriCorps members and alumni who have completed at least one year of service and staff members who have been employed by City Year for at least two years who have been admitted to a degree program at UMKC will be considered for a scholarship that reduces tuition and fees by 50%.

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Early College Academy

Eligible high school students from Kansas City Public Schools and the North Kansas City School District can enroll in classes at UMKC and gain college credit free of cost.

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Metropolitan Community College

RooMentum Pathways is a dual-degree, 2+2 transfer program where students who complete an associate degree at an area Metropolitan Community College can transfer seamlessly to UMKC for an additional two years to complete a bachelor’s degree.