School of Medicine

The School of Medicine at UMKC offers a 6-year Doctor of Medicine degree and various graduate programs such as Anesthesia, Physician Assistant, Bioinformatics, Health Professions Education, and a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research.

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 Medicine (BA)

Years 1 and 2 of the BA/MD program are considered undergraduate level, thus require students to include parent information on the FAFSA. Students complete their first two years of coursework on the Volker campus and are required to live in university housing.

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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. Tuition is charged at a flat-rate.

Year 1Year 2
Fall 2021 - Spring 2022Missouri ResidentsRegional+Nonresidents
Estimated Direct Costs Charged by UMKC
Tuition and Fees
$22,886$33,488
$44,092
Room and Board*
$11,992$11,992$11,992
Total Direct Costs
$34,878 $45,480$56,084
Estimated Indirect Costs
Books and Supplies
$2,670$2,670$2,670
Personal
$3,534$3,534$3,534
Transportation
$460 $460 $460
Total Cost of Attendance$41,542$52,144$62,748
*Room and Board amounts may vary depending upon your housing choice and meal plan.
+Regional Rate is for students that are residents of Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Arkansas, and Illinois
Summer 2022, Fall 2022, Spring 2023Missouri ResidentsRegional+Nonresidents
Estimated Direct Costs Charged by UMKC
Tuition and Fees
$28,462
$41,650
$54,840
Room and Board
$15,989$15,989 $15,989
Total Direct Costs
$44,451$57,639$70,829
Estimated Indirect Costs
Books and Supplies
$3,220$3,220$3,220
Personal
$4,712$4,712$4,712
Transportation
$613$613$613
Total Cost of Attendance$52,996$66,184$79,374
+Regional Rate is for students that are residents of Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Arkansas, and Illinois

What are my financial aid options?

What else do I need to know?

  • As a student in the School of Medicine, 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.

Professional Medicine (MD)

The 4-year MD 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.

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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. Tuition is charged at a flat-rate.

Professional Years 1 - 4 Summer Semester Through Spring Semester
Summer 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022Missouri ResidentsRegional+Nonresidents
Estimated Direct Costs Charged by UMKC
Tuition and Fees
$35,280
$51,818$68,348
Room and Board
$15,989$15,989$15,989
Total Direct Costs
$51,269$67,807$84,337
Estimated Indirect Costs
Books and Supplies
$3,018$3,018$3,018
Personal
$4,712$4,712$4,712
Transportation
$613$613$613
Total Cost of Attendance$59,612$76,150$92,680
COA figures estimated based on average of 4 years
+Regional Rate is for students that are residents of Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Arkansas, and Illinois

What are my financial aid options?

What else do I need to know?

  • As a student in the School of Medicine, your academic program for a given year begins with the summer semester and ends with the spring semester.
  • Grad PLUS loans are credit-based and are awarded up to the student’s COA after all other student aid has been taken into consideration.
  • A Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling are required for student loans and can be completed at www.studentloans.gov.

Physician Assistant (PA)

The seven-semester PA Program is a master’s degree and considered graduate level for financial aid purposes. Therefore, parent information is not required on the FAFSA as students are classified as independent.

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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. Tuition is charged at a flat-rate.

Fall - SpringMissouri ResidentsNonresidents
Estimated Direct Costs Charged by UMKC
Tuition and Fees
$24,366$28,930
Room and Board
$11,992$11,992
Total Direct Costs
$36,358$40,922
Estimated Indirect Costs
Books and Supplies
$880$880
Personal
$3,534$3,534
Transportation
$460$460
Total Cost of Attendance$41,232$45,796

What are my financial aid options?

What else do I need to know?

  • PA students begin their academic year in the spring and end with the fall semester.
  • Grad PLUS loans are credit-based and are awarded up to the student’s COA after all other student aid has been taken into consideration.
  • A Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling are required for student loans and can be completed at www.studentloans.gov.

Anesthesia (MSA)

The seven-semester MSA Program is a master’s degree and considered graduate level for financial aid purposes. Therefore, parent information is not required on the FAFSA as students are classified as independent.

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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. Tuition is charged at a flat-rate.

Fall - SpringMissouri ResidentsNonresidents
Estimated Direct Costs Charged by UMKC
Tuition and Fees
$26,116$30,882
Room and Board
$11,992$11,992
Total Direct Costs
$38,108$42,874
Estimated Indirect Costs
Books and Supplies
$1,000$1,000
Personal
$3,534$3,534
Transportation
$460
$460
Total Cost of Attendance$43,102$47,868

What are my financial aid options?

What else do I need to know?

  • MSA students begin their academic year in the spring and end with the fall semester.
  • Grad PLUS loans are credit-based and are awarded up to the student’s COA after all other student aid has been taken into consideration.
  • A Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling are required for student loans and can be completed at www.studentloans.gov.

Graduate Medical Programs

The UMKC School of Medicine offers a variety of master’s programs such as Bioinformatics, Health Professions Education, and Clinical Research.  These programs are considered graduate level, therefore parent information is not required on the FAFSA as students are classified as independent.

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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. Tuition is charged by the credit hour. The estimated costs of attendance listed below are based on students enrolled in 6 credit hours. Review tuition and fee rates for more detailed information. Note that non-resident students enrolled in 6 or less hours for the fall and spring semesters are eligible for the part-time non-resident fee waiver.

Living On CampusLiving Off CampusLiving with Parents
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 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 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

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 www.studentloans.gov.
  • Grad PLUS loans are credit-based and are awarded up to the student’s COA after all other student aid has been taken into consideration.