Roo Advantage Scholarship

UMKC is committed to making college affordable. That's why all Pell-eligible Missouri and Kansas residents will automatically receive funds to cover any remaining tuition and fees!

The Roo Advantage Scholarship is a need-based award that covers the gap between a student’s gift aid (scholarships and grants) and their remaining tuition and fee costs.  Simply review the criteria below to determine if you qualify and complete the FAFSA by April 1st to automatically receive the Roo Advantage Scholarship. 

Eligibility

  • Complete the FAFSA by April 1st
  • Pell-eligible
  • Missouri and Kansas Residents
  • Incoming first year and transfer undergraduate students
    • Transfer students must have earned an Associates degree prior to transferring to UMKC
  • Full-time enrollment
  • Undergraduate Medicine, Undergraduate Pharmacy, and Athletes are excluded.

How much is the award?

  • The award covers any remaining gap between a student’s gift aid (scholarships and grants) and their remaining tuition and fee costs. 

Renewal Criteria

  • File FAFSA by April 1st in subsequent years
  • Remain Pell Eligible
  • Complete 24 credit hours per year
  • Maintain a 2.5 GPA