We know college is one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make. That's why affordability is a top priority at UMKC.

Enrolling at UMKC is a wise investment in your future. UMKC offers an exceptional college experience at a reasonable cost, and financial aid is available for most students. In fact, more than 90 percent of freshmen and more than 75 percent of transfer students receive some combination of scholarships, grants, loans and work-study jobs.


UMKC offers a wide range of scholarships for incoming and current students that are based on merit, financial need or special abilities. Automatic and competitive awards are given at the university level and some are available within each school or department. Likewise, there are scholarship awards for minority students, LGBTQIA students and veterans. The Roo Advantage Scholarship ensures tuition is met for full-time, Pell-eligible Missouri residents who file the FAFSA by April 1. 

See our scholarships


UMKC offers grants for eligible students that are based on financial need.

See available grants


Work Study

UMKC participates in the Federal Work-Study Program, which provides funding for part-time student jobs both on campus and off as part of qualifying students’ financial aid package.

Qualifying for work study

More than $190 million in financial aid is awarded to UMKC students every year

Discounted Tuition Rates

Kansas Rate

We're proud to offer special rates for students from neighboring states. All Kansas residents qualify for in-state undergraduate tuition.* By using the Kansas Rate, you'll save nearly $14,000 each academic year — money you can use on textbooks, technology, housing or just the cost of life. Some Kansas graduate students also qualify for in-state tuition rates.

Kansas Rate


Heartland Rate

And we're also happy to offer the Heartland Rate to students from 15 nearby states. With the Heartland Rate, students pay just 50 percent more than Missouri residents, which represents a $10,000 value.* 

Heartland Rate


*Some degree programs are not eligible.

Students in 15 states qualify for discounted tuition through the Heartland Rate