School of Dentistry

The School of Dentistry at UMKC consists of three main divisions: General Dentistry (DDS), Advanced Dental Education, and Dental Hygiene.

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.

Dental Hygiene (BS)

Students enter the Dental Hygiene program during the last two years of their undergraduate career. Although students complete their degree on the Hospital Hill campus, they are still required to include parent information on the FAFSA.

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.

The estimated cost of attendance is based on enrollment in 16 credit hours per semester. Review tuition and fee rates for more detailed information. Year 1 shows estimates for a student living on-campus attending fall and spring. Year 2 shows estimates for a student living on-campus attending summer, fall, and spring. The following cost charts are for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Year 1Year 2
Fall and SpringMissouri and Kansas ResidentsHeartland RateNon-Residents
Estimated Direct Costs Charged by UMKC
Tuition and Fees
$13,396 $18,614$31,662
Meals and Housing*
$11,748$11,748$11,748
Total Direct Costs
$25,144$30,362$43,410
Estimated Indirect Costs
Books and Supplies
$2,044$2,044$2,044
Personal
$2,882$2,882$2,882
Transportation
$674$674$674
Total Cost of Attendance$30,744$35,962$49,010
*Room and Board amounts may vary depending upon your housing choice and meal plan.
Summer, Fall, and SpringMissouri and Kansas ResidentsHeartland RateNon-Residents
Estimated Direct Costs Charged by UMKC
Tuition and Fees$16,220$22,338$37,634
Room and Board*
$15,664$15,664$15,664
Total Direct Costs
$31,884$38,002$53,298
Estimated Indirect Costs
Books, Supplies & Board Fees
$4,729$4,729$4,729
Personal
$3,843$3,843$3,843
Transportation
$899$899$899
Total Cost of Attendance$41,355$47,473$62,769
*Room and Board amounts may vary depending upon your housing choice and meal plan.

What are my financial aid options?

What else do I need to know?

  • As a student in the School of Dentistry, 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.

Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)

The 4-year DDS 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.

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.

What are my financial aid options?

What else do I need to know?

  • As a student in the School of Dentistry, 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 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.

Graduate Dentistry Programs

The School of Dentistry offers several different graduate programs such as AEGD, PERIO, ORTHO, and ENDO.  Students in these programs are considered independent. Therefore, parent information is not required on the FAFSA.

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.

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.
  • As a student in the School of Dentistry, your academic program for a given year begins with the summer semester and ends with the following spring semester.
  • 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.