While we know a college degree is one of the most important investments you can make in your future, we also know that paying for college is a top priority.

Affordability is a top priority for us, too. More than 90% of UMKC students receive some type of financial aid. Understanding what it will cost to attend UMKC is an important step in setting the course for your future. 
At UMKC, we have several options for students to ensure they can attain a quality education for affordable prices. Let’s break it down. 

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Find Scholarships 

There are many scholarships for students attending UMKC, including those based on merit, academic achievement, financial need or special abilities. 

Discounted Rates 

We want you to feel at home at UMKC. One of the ways we can show you just how much is by providing special rates for students in the region. We offer residency discounts for students in Kansas and many other states across the Midwest. 

More Financial Aid 

Grants, work-study programs and loans also provide much needed financial aid for our students. 

Loan Forgiveness 

Under the Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program, if you teach full-time for five complete and consecutive academic years in a low-income school or educational service agency, and meet other qualifications, you may be eligible for forgiveness of up to $17,500 on your loans.


Undergraduate and graduate students pursuing teaching certification are eligible to apply for robust scholarships through the Institute for Urban Education (IUE). The IUE provides scholarships, support and co-curricular programming for students wanting to teach in Kansas City urban schools.

Students in the following programs are eligible for IUE scholarships:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Special Education, 4 + 1
  • Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

Visit the IUE for more information.

Fee Estimator

Once you determine the type of tuition you’ll likely pay, you can use our extremely helpful fee estimator to get a clearer picture. You simply select your school, enter whether you’re residential or non-residential, undergraduate or graduate and the number of credit hours you plan to take and you’ll quickly be given an itemized list of tuition costs and fees for one semester. 
This information is, of course, subject to change, but it is one of the easiest ways to determine a more accurate cost estimate so you can ensure you’re well-prepared. 

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