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Undergraduate

Several types of financial aid and scholarships are available to Undergraduate students at UMKC:

Students who wish to receive financial assistance must be admitted to a degree-seeking program at UMKC and must enroll at least part-time (some types of financial aid require full-time enrollment).

You will need to apply in order to receive financial aid or scholarships by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). UMKC's scholarships have several different application processes, so read more in our Scholarships section. Remember that many applications must be done on an annual basis, so mark it on your calendar for next year. Only Automatic Scholarships do not require an application. Be sure to follow-up with the Financial Aid & Scholarships Office to make sure you've turned in any requested documents after you have applied.

Don't forget to look over the Basic Information section of our website to find out about deadlines, tips for applying and learn how Cost of Attendance affects your eligibility for financial aid. UMKC begins notifying students regarding the specific financial aid and scholarships they are eligible for starting in the Spring for each school year that begins in the Fall.

If you're looking to find out how much it costs to attend UMKC, you can view current Tuition and Fee Schedules on the UMKC Cashiers Office website.

Graduate & Law

Several types of financial aid and scholarships are available to Graduate and Professional students at UMKC. The primary source of funding is in the form of Loans. Graduate and Professional school scholarships are generally available from the department in which the student will be studying. Limited scholarship opportunities for graduate students may be available through the School of Graduate Studies and through the Currently-Enrolled Competitive Scholarship process in the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office. Law students should refer to the School of Law website for information regarding scholarship opportunities available.

Students who wish to receive financial assistance must be admitted to a degree-seeking program at UMKC and must enroll at least part-time (some types of financial aid require full-time enrollment).

You will need to apply in order to receive financial aid or scholarships by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Remember that this application must be done on an annual basis. Be sure to follow-up with the Financial Aid & Scholarships Office to make sure you've turned in any requested documents after you have applied.

Don't forget to look over the Basic Information section of our website to find out about deadlines, tips for applying and learn how Cost of Attendance affects your eligibility for financial aid. UMKC begins notifying students regarding the specific financial aid and scholarships they are eligible for starting in the Spring for each school year that begins in the Fall.

If you're looking to find out how much it costs to attend UMKC, you can view current Tuition and Fee Schedules on the UMKC Cashiers Office website.

International

You must be one of the following to receive federal student aid:

  • U.S. citizen
  • U.S. national (includes natives of American Samoa or Swain's Island)
  • U.S. permanent resident who has an I-151, I-551, or I-551C (Alien Registration Card)

If you're not in one of these categories, you must be an eligible non-citizen and must have an Arrival-Departure Record (I-94) from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) showing one of the following designations:


  • Refugee
  • Asylum Granted
  • Cuban-Haitian Entrant, Status Pending
  • Conditional Entrant (valid only if issued before April 1, 1980)
  • Parolee

If you have only a Notice of Approval to Apply for Permanent Residence (I-171 or I-464), you are not eligible for federal student aid.

If you are in the United States on an F1 or F2 student visa or a J1 or J2 exchange visitor visa, you are not eligible for federal student aid.

Also, persons with G-series visas (pertaining to international organizations) are not eligible for federal student aid.

Citizens of the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Republic of Palau are eligible only for Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG), or Federal Work-Study. These applicants should check with the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office for more information.




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