Affordability

We know that a college education is one of the biggest investments you'll ever make. Here are important considerations for our transfer students about cost, scholarships and financial aid.

Tuition and Fees

For an idea of how much you’ll pay in tuition at UMKC, visit the Transfer Credit page to determine how many credits may still be needed to complete a UMKC degree. Then visit the tuition cost breakdown below for a more accurate representation of the cost you'll pay to complete that degree 

Tuition cost breakdown

Residency 

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.

Determine residency status

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 more about Kansas Rate  Learn more about Heartland Rate

Financial Aid and Scholarships

UMKC offers financial aid and scholarships specifically for transfer students that can help ease the cost of the remaining credits needed to complete your degree.

Transfer students who apply for admission and submit or postmark application materials by the scholarship priority deadline of Feb. 15 (Fall semester) or Nov. 15 (Spring semester) will automatically be considered for renewable university scholarships.

Students who have already graduated from high school are not eligible for freshman scholarships but do qualify for other scholarships. Scholarship offers with academic requirements will be reviewed and verified before financial awarding.

Two of the most common scholarships for transfer students are the Chancellor’s Transfer Award and Curators’ Transfer Scholar Award.

Chancellor’s Transfer Award   Curators’ Transfer Scholar Award

As a transfer student who has been in the college game, you know the importance of FAFSA. With the FAFSA, you can apply for loans, grants and work study. Let our UMKC Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships team assist you with optimizing your application to get the most funding to pay for college! 

The FAFSA form is required for many kinds of financial aid and can be completed online.

  • The UMKC priority deadline is Feb. 1.
  • The UMKC FAFSA code is 002518.

Get help with FAFSA

There are a number of external scholarships that are accepted by UMKC.

Check out these search engines for scholarships and increase the likelihood of finding one or more scholarships perfect for you.

For additional assistance with financial aid and scholarships, please email our UMKC Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships or call 816-235-1154.

Learn more about financial aid and scholarships