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Missouri Returning Heroes

Are you a Missouri resident returning from active duty after September 11, 2001? You may be eligible for tuition benefits from the Missouri Returning Heroes' Education Act!

UMKC Veterans Contact

Debbie Kacirek

UMKC VA Certifying Official
Registration and Records

Administrative Center, 5115 Oak Street, Room 115
Phone: 816-235-1121
Fax: 816-235-5513
umkc-vetbenefits@umkc.edu
Registration and Records

Third Party Billing

Mike Flanagan
Cashiers Office
816-235-6177
flanagank@umkc.edu
Cashiers Office

MO Returning Heroes Act Account Credit

Tim Gormly
Financial Aid Coordinator
816-235-6781
gormlyt@umkc.edu
Financial Aid and Scholarships

On June 24, 2008, Lt. Governor Kinder signed into law the “Missouri Returning Heroes’ Education Act,” which expands education benefits available to service members and veterans with active duty military service on or after Sept. 11, 2001. This act requires UMKC to limit undergraduate tuition charged to certain combat veterans to only $50 per credit hour.

Questions about how the Missouri Returning Heroes' Education Act will affect your bill in relation to the Post 9/11 GI Bill can be directed to the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office.

Qualifying for Missouri Returning Heroes

To qualify you must:

  • Have been a Missouri resident at the time you entered active duty service
  • Have served on or after Sept. 11, 2001
  • Have served in armed combat on or after Sept. 11, 2001
  • Have been discharged under honorable conditions
  • Be seeking an UMKC undergraduate degree
  • Maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA

In order to get the tuition waiver, you must:

Provide UMKC Registration and Records with a copy of your DD-214

-or-

Provide UMKC Registration and Records with a copy of your orders into a combat zone

Learn more about Missouri Returning Heroes' Education Act