Types of Aid

UMKC students receive over $190 Million in financial aid each year in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, and work-study jobs.  To see what options are available for you at UMKC and how you qualify, check out the pages below.

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Scholarships are “gift aid” (does not need to be paid back) that may be based on merit, need, or special abilities.

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Grants are a form of “gift aid” (does not need to be paid back). These awards are based on financial need.



Part-time employment opportunities for students with financial need.

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Loans are borrowed money that must be repaid with interest.