UMKC Catalog


Academic/Student Support Services

Academic Support Services 

The School of Dentistry conducts a comprehensive academic support program which includes sessions to refine learning test taking skills and to provide assistance in coursework, as needed.  An interceptive system of continuous academic monitoring is in effect. Students who may be experiencing academic difficulty during a term are identified and advised. This results in an individualized plan of action to overcome any deficiencies. In addition, personal counseling assistance is available to all students who state or demonstrate a need.  

Office of Student Programs

The Dental School's Office of Student Programs is concerned with three primary areas of focus and responsibility:  

  • Admissions/recruitment
  • Student records
  • Student support services

The majority of student services are provided by this office. In other cases, the student is referred to the appropriate University student affairs offices if necessary. Student Support Services provide financial aid (initial assistance and referral), counseling services (initial assistance and referral), a housing file and referral, and other services.  

Financial Aid

Financial assistance is available from a number of sources, primarily those programs supported by federal legislation (such as the Federal Direct Loan programs and Health Professions Student Loan). Information on most financial aid programs available to School of Dentistry students may be found in the School of Dentistry section of the Financial Aid Charts at Additional information may be gathered from

    Office of Student Programs
    School of Dentistry
    (816) 235-2080

or from

    University of Missouri-Kansas City
    Financial Aid and Scholarships Office
    101 AC
    5100 Rockhill Road
    Kansas City, MO 64110-2499
    (816) 235-1154

The student should apply for aid as soon as possible after acceptance into the particular program of study.