School of Medicine

The School of Medicine at UMKC offers a 6-year Doctor of Medicine degree and various graduate programs such as Anesthesia, Physician Assistant, Bioinformatics, Health Professions Education, and a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research.

Financial aid is awarded to students who complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and are admitted to a degree-seeking program at UMKC. The amount and types of aid a student can receive are based on EFC, dependency status, residency, level in school, and degree type.

Undergraduate Medicine (BA)

Years 1 and 2 of the BA/MD program are considered undergraduate level, thus require students to include parent information on the FAFSA. Students complete their first two years of coursework on the Volker campus and are required to live in university housing.

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What does my program cost?

The Cost of Attendance (COA) is a student’s total budget for a given semester or academic year.  Students are awarded financial aid up to their COA. Tuition is charged at a flat-rate.

Year 1Year 2
Fall 2016 - Spring 2017Missouri ResidentsRegional+Nonresidents
Estimated Direct Costs Charged by UMKC
Tuition and Fees
$20,664$30,280
$39,898
Room and Board*
$10,616 $10,616$10,616
Total Direct Costs
$31,280 $40,896$50,514
Estimated Indirect Costs
Books and Supplies
$2,626$2,626$2,626
Personal
$3,308 $3,308 $3,308
Transportation
$710 $710 $710
Total Cost of Attendance$37,924$47,540$57,158
*Room and Board amounts may vary depending upon your housing choice and meal plan.
+Regional Rate is for students that are residents of Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Arkansas, and Illinois
Summer 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018Missouri ResidentsRegional+Nonresidents
Estimated Direct Costs Charged by UMKC
Tuition and Fees
$25,778
$37,774
$49,773
Room and Board
$14,155 $14,155 $14,155
Total Direct Costs
$39,933$51,929$63,928
Estimated Indirect Costs
Books and Supplies
$3,176$3,176$3,176
Personal
$3,308 $3,308 $3,308
Transportation
$2,126$2,126$2,126
Total Cost of Attendance$48,543$60,539$72,538
+Regional Rate is for students that are residents of Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Arkansas, and Illinois

What are my financial aid options?

What else do I need to know?

  • As a student in the School of Medicine, your academic program for a given year begins with the summer semester and ends with the spring semester.
  • A Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling are required for student loans and can be completed at www.studentloans.gov.
  • Parent PLUS loans are awarded up to the student’s COA after all other student aid has been taken into consideration. PLUS loans are credit-based and require an additional application.

Professional Medicine (MD)

The 4-year MD Program is a professional degree and considered graduate level for financial aid purposes. Therefore, parent information is not required on the FAFSA as students are classified as independent.

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What does my program cost?

The Cost of Attendance (COA) is a student’s total budget for a given semester or academic year.  Students are awarded financial aid up to their COA. Tuition is charged at a flat-rate.

Professional Years 1 - 4 Summer Semester Through Spring Semester
Summer 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018Missouri ResidentsRegional+Nonresidents
Estimated Direct Costs Charged by UMKC
Tuition and Fees
$31,463
$46,260
$61,052
Room and Board
$12,688$12,688$12,688
Total Direct Costs
$44,151$58,948$73,740
Estimated Indirect Costs
Books and Supplies
$3,176$3,176$3,176
Personal
$4,411$4,411$4,411
Transportation
$2,835$2,835$2,835
Total Cost of Attendance$54,573$69,370$84,162
COA figures estimated based on average of 4 years
+Regional Rate is for students that are residents of Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Arkansas, and Illinois

What are my financial aid options?

What else do I need to know?

  • As a student in the School of Medicine, your academic program for a given year begins with the summer semester and ends with the spring semester.
  • Grad PLUS loans are credit-based and are awarded up to the student’s COA after all other student aid has been taken into consideration.
  • A Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling are required for student loans and can be completed at www.studentloans.gov.

Physician Assistant (PA)

The seven-semester PA Program is a master’s degree and considered graduate level for financial aid purposes. Therefore, parent information is not required on the FAFSA as students are classified as independent.

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What does my program cost?

The Cost of Attendance (COA) is a student’s total budget for a given semester or academic year.  Students are awarded financial aid up to their COA. Tuition is charged at a flat-rate.

Fall - SpringMissouri ResidentsNonresidents
Estimated Direct Costs Charged by UMKC
Tuition and Fees
$22,172$26,344
Room and Board
$9,516$9,516
Total Direct Costs
$31,688$35,860
Estimated Indirect Costs
Books and Supplies
$1,132$1,132
Personal
$3,308$3,308
Transportation
$2,126$2,126
Total Cost of Attendance$38,254$42,426

What are my financial aid options?

What else do I need to know?

  • PA students begin their academic year in the spring and end with the fall semester.
  • Grad PLUS loans are credit-based and are awarded up to the student’s COA after all other student aid has been taken into consideration.
  • A Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling are required for student loans and can be completed at www.studentloans.gov.

Anesthesia (MSA)

The seven-semester MSA Program is a master’s degree and considered graduate level for financial aid purposes. Therefore, parent information is not required on the FAFSA as students are classified as independent.

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What does my program cost?

The Cost of Attendance (COA) is a student’s total budget for a given semester or academic year.  Students are awarded financial aid up to their COA. Tuition is charged at a flat-rate.

Fall - SpringMissouri ResidentsNonresidents
Estimated Direct Costs Charged by UMKC
Tuition and Fees
$27,160$31,496
Room and Board
$9,516$9,516
Total Direct Costs
$36,676$41,012
Estimated Indirect Costs
Books and Supplies
$1,418$1,418
Personal
$3,308$3,308
Transportation
$2,126$2,126
Total Cost of Attendance$43,528$47,864

What are my financial aid options?

What else do I need to know?

  • MSA students begin their academic year in the spring and end with the fall semester.
  • Grad PLUS loans are credit-based and are awarded up to the student’s COA after all other student aid has been taken into consideration.
  • A Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling are required for student loans and can be completed at www.studentloans.gov.

Graduate Medical Programs

The UMKC School of Medicine offers a variety of master’s programs such as Bioinformatics, Health Professions Education, and Clinical Research.  These programs are considered graduate level, therefore parent information is not required on the FAFSA as students are classified as independent.

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What does my program cost?

The Cost of Attendance (COA) is a student’s total budget for a given semester or academic year.  Students are awarded financial aid up to their COA. Tuition is charged by the credit hour. The estimated costs of attendance listed below are based on students enrolled in 6 credit hours. Review tuition and fee rates for more detailed information. Note that non-resident students enrolled in 6 or less hours for the fall and spring semesters are eligible for the part-time non-resident fee waiver.

Living On CampusLiving Off CampusLiving with Parents
Living On CampusMissouri ResidentsMidwest Student Exchange ProgramNon-Residents
Estimated Direct Costs Charged by UMKC
Tuition and Fees
$4,880$4,880
$4,880
Room and Board*
$10,616 $10,616$10,616
Total Direct Costs$15,496 $15,496$15,496
Estimated Indirect Costs
Books and Supplies
$490 $490$490
Personal
$3,308 $3,308 $3,308
Transportation
$710 $710 $710
Total Cost of Attendance$20,004$20,004$20,004
*Room and Board amounts may vary depending upon your housing choice and meal plan.
Living Off CampusMissouri ResidentsMidwest Student Exchange ProgramNon-Residents
Estimated Direct Costs Charged by UMKC
Tuition and Fees
$4,880$4,880$4,880
Total Direct Costs
$4,880$4,880$4,880
Estimated Indirect Costs
Books and Supplies
$490$490$490
Room and Board$9,516 $9,516 $9,516
Personal
$3,308 $3,308 $3,308
Transportation
$2,126 $2,126 $2,126
Total Cost of Attendance$20,320$20,320$20,320
Living with ParentsMissouri ResidentsMidwest Student Exchange ProgramNon-Residents
Estimated Direct Costs Charged by UMKC
Tuition and Fees
$4,880$4,880$4,880
Total Direct Costs
$4,880 $4,880 $4,880
Estimated Indirect Costs
Books and Supplies
$490$490 $490
Room and Board$7,044 $7,044 $7,044
Personal
$3,308 $3,308 $3,308
Transportation
$2,126 $2,126 $2,126
Total Cost of Attendance$17,848$17,848$17,848

What are my financial aid options?

What else do I need to know?

  • In order to remain eligible for financial aid, students must maintain enrollment of at least half-time status every semester, which is 5 hours for graduate students.
  • A Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling are required for student loans and can be completed at www.studentloans.gov.
  • Grad PLUS loans are credit-based and are awarded up to the student’s COA after all other student aid has been taken into consideration.