All students enrolled at the University of Missouri-Kansas City are required to pay tuition and fees based on the number of credit hours enrolled with the exception of programs that charge a flat rate.

Fee estimator

The fee estimator is in development. Please refer to the Fee Rates to estimate your costs.

2020-2021 Academic Year Tuition Rates

To find your tuition rate, select what type of student you are or which school you will be attending. Tuition rates are calculated by credit hour or semester and do not include ancillary fees.

Education fee (tuition) per credit hour 
Resident* $301.60
Kansas $306.60
Heartland $459.90
Nonresident $843.30

Residency

*The tuition charge for Missouri residents enrolled in undergraduate programs is $306.60 per credit hour but is reduced to $301.60 per credit hour by a university and state budget agreement and may not continue in the future.

Tuition discounts

Did you know UMKC offers special tuition discounts for students from Kansas and other heartland states? Explore our Kansas Rate and Heartland Rate options to see if you qualify.

Learn about the Kansas Rate

Learn about the Heartland Rate

Determine your residency status

Ancillary Fees paid by all students and Additional Course Fees are listed at the bottom of the page. 

Education fee (tuition) per credit hour 
Resident $406.70
Graduate Metro $406.70
Nonresident $1,050.10
Midwest Exchange $610.05

Residency

Residents of Atchison, Douglas, Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami, Osage, Shawnee and Wyandotte counties are eligible for the Graduate Metro Rate.

Learn about the Midwest Student Exchange Program (PDF)

Students enrolled at the School of Dentistry, School of Law, School of Medicine and School of Pharmacy  are not eligible for the Graduate Metro Rate or the Midwest Exchange Rate.

Ancillary Fees paid by all students and Additional Course Fees are listed at the bottom of the page. 

Dentistry D.D.S. program

Education fee (tuition) per semester
Resident $17,930.40
Nonresident $35,735.10

All students in the D.D.S. program are assessed a flat rate for tuition and fees of 16 credit hours except for the Information Technology fee, which is charged per credit hour for all students. Other ancillary fees are capped at 12 hours.

An additional instructional fee is assessed for D.D.S. students based on their cohort.

Dentistry graduate program

Education fee (tuition) per credit hour
Resident $1,179.40
Nonresident $2,354.60

Fee assessment stops at 14 credit hours except for the Information Technology fee, which is charged per credit hour for all students. Other ancillary fees are capped at 12 hours.

Students in the Endodontics, Periodontics and Orthodontics programs are assessed an additional instructional fee.

Ancillary Fees paid by all students and Additional Course Fees are listed at the bottom of the page. 

LL.M. program

Education fee (tuition) per credit hour
Resident $763.80
Nonresident $1,585.90

 J.D. program

Education fee (tuition) per credit hour
Resident $629.90
Nonresident $1,243.40

 

Ancillary Fees paid by all students and Additional Course Fees are listed at the bottom of the page. 

Medicine years 1-2

Education fee (tuition) per credit hour
Resident $646.50
Nonresident $1,293.00
Regional** 969.70

Fee assessment stops at 16 credit hours except for the Information Technology fee, which is charged per credit hour for all students. Other ancillary fees are capped at 12 hours.

Additional fee

Additional fee for Medical years 1-2
Medical simulation $180.00 Flat rate

Medicine years 3-6

Education fee (tuition) per semester
Resident $12,172.60
Nonresident $24,344.90
Regional** $18,259,90

All students are assessed a flat rate of 18 credit hours except for the Information Technology fee, which is charged per credit hour for all students. Other ancillary fees are capped at 12 hours.

**Residents of Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Arkansas and Illinois qualify for the regional rate.

Additional fee

Additional fee for Medical years 3-6
Medical simulation $286.00 Flat rate

Anesthesia program

Education fee (tuition) per semester
Resident $12,113.50
Nonresident $14,463.70

All students are assessed a flat rate of 12 credit hours except for the Information Technology fee, which is charged per credit hour for all students.

Additional fee

Additional fee for anesthesia program
Medical simulation $286.00 Flat rate

Physician assistant program

Education fee (tuition) per semester
Resident $11,251.00
Nonresident $13,501.20

All students are assessed a flat rate of 12 credit hours except for the Information Technology fee, which is charged per credit hour for all students. 

Additional fee

Additional fee for PA program
Medical simulation $286.00 Flat rate

Ancillary Fees paid by all students and Additional Course Fees are listed at the bottom of the page. 

Undergraduate program

Education fee (tuition) per credit hour
Resident* $301.60
Kansas $306.60
Heartland $459.90
Nonresident $843.30

*The tuition charge for Missouri residents enrolled in undergraduate programs is $306.60 per credit hour but is reduced to $301.60 per credit hour by a university and state budget agreement and may not continue in the future.

Read about our different tuition rates to understand what you'll be charged. You can also find out about the petition process for in-state and Kansas Rate tuition.

Tuition discounts

Did you know UMKC offers special tuition discounts for students from Kansas and other heartland states? Explore our Kansas Rate and Heartland Rate options to see if you qualify.

Learn about the Kansas Rate

Learn about the Heartland Rate

Determine your residency status

 

Graduate program

Education fee (tuition) per credit hour
Resident $613.80
Graduate Metro $613.80
Nonresident $1,168.30
Midwest Exchange $920.70

Residency

Residents of Atchison, Douglas, Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami, Osage, Shawnee and Wyandotte counties are eligible for the Graduate Metro Rate.

Learn about the Midwest Student Exchange Program (PDF)

Some School of Nursing and Health Sciences courses have an additional fee.

Additional fees for specific courses
Fee type Cost How the fee is calculated
Clinical education fee - nursing DNP (CRNA) $3,000.00 Flat rate
Clinical nursing fee $235.00 Per credit hour
General liability fee $25.00 Flat rate
Nursing ATI fee $1375.00 Flat rate
Nursing Phase 1 fee $30.00 Flat rate
Nursing simulation course fee $60.00 Per credit hour
Online course fee $47.90 Per credit hour
HLSC internship $235.00 Per credit hour
BS PH Capstone fee $235.00 Per credit hour

Ancillary Fees paid by all students and Additional Course Fees are listed at the bottom of the page.

Education fee (tuition) per semester
Resident $12,658.70
Nonresident $27,833.20

All students are assessed a flat rate of 15 credit hours except for the Information Technology fee, which is charged per credit hour for all students. Other ancillary fees are capped at 12 hours.

Ancillary Fees paid by all students and Additional Course Fees are listed at the bottom of the page.

2020-2021 Academic Year Ancillary Fees

For the Fall 2020/Spring 2021 semesters it has been decided that students in 100% online degree programs will be charged the Online Course Fee, the Information Technology Fee and the Library Fee.  Students in traditional degree programs will be charged the traditional ancillary fees. To be clear the assessment of the fees is based on your academic program (online degree or traditional degree) and not necessarily, how the class is being delivered.  The ancillary fees are used to pay the year round cost of the services and units which they support—even if virtual over the fall session. 

An Online Degree Program is defined as a degree program where all or nearly all of course delivery is intended through online distance learning through the entire degree program.

A Traditional Degree Program is defined as any degree program where through the course of the entire program, courses are intended to be primarily scheduled in a classroom setting with online and blended courses offered as an option.  A traditional program that is taught via face-to-face or blended format and then switches to online format (as in the case of during the COVID-19 pandemic) still maintains the definition of a Traditional Degree Program and will be charged as such.

For more information regarding course instruction mode definitions click here and scroll to Additional Scheduling Information and Resources and click on Codes and definitions and scroll to Instructional Mode.

These fees are in addition to the actual tuition cost per credit hour as shown above on this page. These fees are mandatory and cannot be opted out of or waived.   

Fee Cost Traditional Degree Program Online Degree Program
Information Technology Fee $15.00 per credit hour * *
Library Fee $3.00 per credit hour * *
Online Course Fee $47.90 per credit hour   *
Athletic Fee $5.28 per credit hour *  
ASUM Fee $0.15 per credit hour *  
Physical Facilities Fee $0.77 per credit hour *  
Student Activity Fee $5.93 per credit hour *  
Student Health Fee $4.57 per credit hour *  
Student Union Fee $16.06 per credit hour *  
Swinney Recreation Fee $34.06 flat rate *  
Transportation Fee $15.95 flat rate *  
University Center Fee $7.43 per credit hour *  

 

Ancillary fees were established with the input and support from students to fund the services and units they support.

 

Each of the Ancillary Fees are capped at 12 credit hours (with the exception of the Information Technology Fee which is charged per credit hour for all students and includes:

Information Technology Fee $15.00 per credit hour - provides enhanced student computer access and capabilities on campus. Information Technology Fee applies to on campus, off campus and internet classes including 100% online degree programs.

Library Fee $3.00 per credit hour - provides improvement, services and resources to UMKC students at all UMKC library locations. Library Fee applies to on campus, off campus and internet classes including 100% online degree programs.

Athletic Fee $5.28 per credit hour - provides support for UMKC’s men and women’s intercollegiate athletic programs.

A.S.U.M Fee $0.15 per credit hour and capped at 10 hours - funds UMKC’s participation in the Associated Students of the University of Missouri. This group advocates for student concerns at the state and national levels.

Physical Facilities Fee $0.77 per credit hour - funds student related facilities repair and renovation.

Student Activity Fee $5.93 per credit hour - Funds student clubs and organizations as well as a variety of student activities and services. The Vice Chancellor’s Advisory Committee makes recommendations regarding the allocation of these funds.

Student Health Fee $4.57 per credit hour - funds the Health and Wellness Center, which provides health care services to UMKC students.

Student Union Fee $16.06 per credit hour - provides payment of debt service on the new Student Union. It also supports the maintenance and daily operation of the building.

Swinney Recreation Fee $34.60 flat rate - pledged to retire the $5,500,000 revenue bond issued to help with construction costs of Swinney Recreation Center.

Transportation Fee $15.95 flat rate - provides an all access transit pass to UMKC Students for Kansas City Area Transportation Authority’s Metro and Max bus services. The fee also funds a shuttle service for the UMKC Volker Campus.

University Center Fee $7.43 per credit hour - supports the remodeling and repair of the University Center, as well as day‐to‐day operating cost. With the construction of the new Student Union, funds from this fee are also used to maintain and operate that facility, as well.

Online Course Fee $47.90 per credit hour - Provides development, services and support for 100% online degree programs at UMKC.

Information Technology Fee $15.00 per credit hour - provides enhanced student computer access and capabilities on campus. Information Technology Fee applies to on campus, off campus and internet classes including 100% online degree programs.

Library Fee $3.00 per credit hour - provides improvement, services and resources to UMKC students at all UMKC library locations. Library Fee applies to on campus, off campus and internet classes including 100% online degree programs.

2020-2021 Academic Year Additional Fees

Additional fees that may apply to your coursework
Fee type Cost How the fee is calculated
Applied dance fee $169.50 Flat rate
Applied music fee $234.40 Flat rate
Biological Sciences course fee $25.00 Per credit hour
Biological Sciences PH Capstone fee $235.00 Per credit hour
CE instructional fee - minimum $306.60 Flat rate
CE instructional fee - maximum $1,050.10 Flat rate
Chemistry course fee $25.00 Per credit hour
Clinical education fee - Nursing DNP (CRNA) $3,000.00 Flat rate
Clinical nursing fee $235.00 Per credit hour
Computer Science/Engineering course fee $92.00 Per credit hour
Conservatory grad program fee $62.50 Per credit hour
Conservatory undergrad fee $47.00 Per credit hour
Education course fee $18.00 Per credit hour
Examination fee (Undergraduate) $306.60 Flat rate
Examination fee (Graduate) $406.71 Flat rate
Geosciences lab fee $14.50 Per credit hour
General liability fee (Nursing) $25.00 Flat rate
Grad cluster - Counseling/Psych $39.30 Per credit hour
Grad cluster - MBA and Master of Accounting (courses with subjects DSOM, ENT, FIN, MGT, MIS, MKT, RL-EST) $106.80 Per credit hour
Grad cluster- MPA $42.50 Per credit hour
Grad eLearn and spec prog delivery - minimum $406.70 Flat rate
Grad eLearn and spec prog delivery - maximum $1,050.10 Flat rate
Grad professional development fee $25.00 Flat rate
HLSC internship fee $235.00 Per credit hour
International student services fee (Fall/Spring) $80.00 Per semester
International student services fee (Summer) $40.00 Per semester
International orientation fee $50.00 One-time charge at initial enrollment. Charged each semester student is absent from mandatory orientation event.
Late registration fee $250.00 Flat rate
Legal technology fee $9.20 Per credit hour
Media studies lab fee $36.00 Per credit hour
Medical simulation fee Years 1-2 180.00 Flat rate
Medical simulation fee Years 3-6/Med PA/Med Anesth $286.00 Flat rate
Nursing ATI Fee $1,375.00 Flat rate
Nursing phase 2 fee $30.00 Flat rate
Nursing simulation course fee $47.90 Per credit hour
Online course fee $47.90 Per credit hour
Science lab fee $14.60 Per credit hour
Social work field course fee $26.60 Per credit hour
Studio arts fee $46.00 Per credit hour
Studio voice fee $257.80 Flat rate
Undergraduate business course fee $74.00 Per credit hour