Cost

Understanding what it will cost to attend UMKC is an important step in understanding how much and what kinds of financial aid you will need to pursue. UMKC develops a Cost of Attendance for all students who utilize financial aid funds. This Cost of Attendance is a budget that includes the estimated direct and indirect costs a typical student may incur while attending UMKC.

Undergraduate Cost of Attendance

The estimated cost of attendance for undergraduates is based on students enrolled in 14 credit hours. Review tuition and fee rates for more detailed information. The following cost charts are for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Living Off CampusLiving On CampusLiving with Parents
Living Off CampusMissouri and Kansas ResidentsHeartland RateNon-Residents
Estimated Direct Costs Charged by UMKC
Tuition and Fees
$10,272
$14,624
$25,510
Total Direct Costs
$10,272
$14,624 $25,510
Estimated Indirect Costs
Books and Supplies
$770 $770 $770
Housing and Dining$11,748
$11,748
$11,748
Personal
$3,534
$3,534
$3,534
Transportation
$920
$920
$920
Total Cost of Attendance$27,244 $31,596
$42,482
Living On CampusMissouri and Kansas ResidentsHeartland RateNon-Residents
Estimated Direct Costs Charged by UMKC
Tuition and Fees
$10,272
$14,624
$25,510
Housing and Dining*
$11,992
$11,992
$11,992
Total Direct Costs
$22,264
$26,616
$37,502
Estimated Indirect Costs
Books and Supplies
$770 $770 $770
Personal
$3,534
$3,534
$3,534
Transportation
$460
$460
$460
Total Cost of Attendance$27,028
$31,380
$42,266
*Housing and Dining amounts may vary depending upon your housing choice and meal plan.
Living with ParentsMissouri and Kansas ResidentsHeartland RateNon-Residents
Estimated Direct Costs Charged by UMKC
Tuition and Fees
$10,272
$14,624
$25,510
Total Direct Costs
$10,272
$14,624
$25,510
Estimated Indirect Costs
Books and Supplies
$770 $770 $770
Housing and Dining$2,040 $2,040 $2,040
Personal
$3,534
$3,534
$3,534
Transportation
$920
$920
$920
Total Cost of Attendance$17,536
$21,888
$32,774

Graduate Cost of Attendance

The estimated costs of attendance for graduates are based on students enrolled in 6 credit hours. Review tuition and fee rates for more detailed information. The following cost charts are for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Living Off CampusLiving On CampusLiving with Parents
Living Off CampusMissouri ResidentsMidwest Student Exchange ProgramNon-Residents
Estimated Direct Costs Charged by UMKC
Tuition and Fees
$5,902 $8,440 $13,932
Total Direct Costs
$5,902$8,440$13,932
Estimated Indirect Costs
Books and Supplies
$330 $330$330
Housing and Dining$11,748$11,748$11,748
Personal
$3,534$3,534$3,534
Transportation
$920$920$920
Total Cost of Attendance$22,434 $24,972$30,464
Living On CampusMissouri ResidentsMidwest Student Exchange ProgramNon-Residents
Estimated Direct Costs Charged by UMKC
Tuition and Fees
$5,902$8,440$13,932
Housing and Dining*
$11,992$11,992$11,992
Total Direct Costs$17,894$20,432$25,924
Estimated Indirect Costs
Books and Supplies
$330$330$330
Personal
$3,534$3,534$3,534
Transportation
$460$460$460
Total Cost of Attendance$22,218$24,756$30,248
*Housing and Dining amounts may vary depending upon your housing choice and meal plan.
Living with ParentsMissouri ResidentsMidwest Student Exchange ProgramNon-Residents
Estimated Direct Costs Charged by UMKC
Tuition and Fees
$5,902$8,440$13,932
Total Direct Costs
$5,902$8,440 $13,932
Estimated Indirect Costs
Books and Supplies
$330$330$330
Housing and Dining$2,040$2,040$2,040
Personal
$3,534$3,534$3,534
Transportation
$920$920$920
Total Cost of Attendance$12,726$15,264$20,756

Law Cost of Attendance

The estimated costs of attendance for law students are based on students enrolled in 15 credit hours. Review tuition and fee rates for more detailed information. The following cost charts are for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Living Off CampusLiving On CampusLiving with Parents
Living Off CampusMissouri ResidentsNon-Residents
Estimated Direct Costs Charged by UMKC
Tuition and Fees*
$21,150$40,144
Total Direct Costs
$21,150$40,144
Estimated Indirect Costs
Books and Supplies
$1,034$1,034
Housing and Dining$11,748$11,748
Personal
$3,534$3,534
Transportation
$920$920
Total Cost of Attendance$38,386$57,380
*Tuition is estimated for UMKC Law students based on 15 credit hours. Review tuition and fee rates for more detailed information.
Living On CampusMissouri ResidentsNon-Residents
Estimated Direct Costs Charged by UMKC
Tuition and Fees
$21,150$40,144
Housing and Dining*
$11,992$11,992
Total Direct Costs
$33,142$52,136
Estimated Indirect Costs
Books and Supplies
$1,034$1,034
Personal
$3,534$3,534
Transportation
$460$460
Total Cost of Attendance$38,170$57,164
*Housing and Dining amounts may vary depending upon your housing choice and meal plan.
Academic Year 2017-18Missouri ResidentsNon-Residents
Estimated Direct Costs Charged by UMKC
Tuition and Fees*
$21,150$40,144
Total Direct Costs
$21,150$40,144
Estimated Indirect Costs
Books and Supplies
$1,034$1,034
Housing and Dining$2,040$2,040
Personal
$3,534$3,534
Transportation
$920$920
Total Cost of Attendance$28,678$47,672
*Tuition is estimated for UMKC Law students based on 15 credit hours. Review tuition and fee rates for more detailed information.

Health Professional Cost of Attendance

Cost of Attendance information for the School of Dentistry, School of Medicine, School of Nursing and School of Pharmacy, is available in the health professional section.

What is Cost of Attendance?

Cost of Attendance is a budget that includes the estimated direct and indirect costs a typical student may incur while attending UMKC.

 

Additional qualifying expenses, such as unexpected medical, dental and car repairs may also be included at the discretion of the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office. See the Special Circumstances Appeal Form for specific information.

Direct costs, including tuition and fees and books and supplies, amounts can vary by your degree program and your residency status.

Indirect costs, including off-campus housing, food, personal expenses, transportation costs, and books and supplies not charged at the UMKC Bookstore, are costs you may incur while attending UMKC.  These costs can vary based on your lifestyle choices.

You can view your personal cost of attendance in your Pathway account by visiting:

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The cost of attendance determines how much financial aid you are eligible to receive.  In addition, the following formula is used to determine how much need-based aid you are eligible to receive: 

Cost of Attendance
-Expected Family Contribution (EFC)*
=Financial Need**
* The Expected Family Contribution is determined by the information reported on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

** Financial Need refers to the amount of need-based financial aid you are eligible to receive (more information about need-based aid can be found in the Types of Aid section)

It is important to note that you cannot receive more financial assistance than your total cost of attendance. Be sure to report any outside grant, loan, scholarship or waiver assistance (such as Vocational Rehabilitation, GI Bill, etc.) that you are receiving to help you pay for school if it is not already listed on your financial aid award package.

Residency Status

Review the Residency Status appeal process to determine if you can be considered a Missouri Resident.

Did you know that there are discount programs available to help students with non-residents costs?

Billing and Payment Information

Find out more on how to pay your bill and when it’s due on the Cashiers and Collections Office website.