School of Nursing and Health Studies

The School of Nursing and Health Studies at UMKC offers two undergraduate programs, Bachelor of Health Sciences and Bachelor of Science in Nursing. In addition, students can continue their education through a variety of campus-based and online graduate programs.

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 Nursing

In addition to the Bachelor of Health Sciences, the School of Nursing and Health Studies offers three minors for students; Public Health, Health Sciences, and Exercise Science.  Furthermore, students can pursue a variety of online and campus-based tracks to obtain their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree; Accelerated, Pre-Licensure, RN-BSN. All undergrad students seeking financial aid must include parent information on the FAFSA.

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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.

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 6 hours for undergraduate students.
  • A Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling are required for student loans and can be completed at 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.

Graduate Nursing

Students can pursue a variety of graduate nursing programs such as a Master of Science in Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice (including CRNA), or a Ph.D. in Nursing.  All of these programs are eligible for graduate level financial aid and do not require students to include parent information on the FAFSA.

Learn more

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.

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 studentloans.gov.
  • Grad 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.