UMKC Central at the Atterbury Student Success Center

By , January 29, 2013 8:32 am

UMKC Central is located on Level 2 in the Atterbury Student Success Center and is your one-stop shop to take care of core business transactions that you may have with the University.  At UMKC Central our highly trained Coordinators are able to assist you with any issues related to Admissions (domestic and International), Cashiers and Collections, Financial Aid and Scholarships, and Registration and Records.  For more information visit UMKC Central on the web at www.umkc.edu/central.

There have been exciting updates to service being provided at UMKC Central since it opened in August 2012:

  1. Students may pay for and receive an official UMKC transcript at UMKC Central.  Payment will is only accepted by VISA, MasterCard, or Discover.  At this time we cannot accept cash or checks for transcripts.
  2. Students may request and receive verification of enrollment letters.
  3. UMKC Central Coordinators may now assist students with making Cashiers and Collections payments on their account by processing payments made by MasterCard, Discover, or American Express (plus a 2.75% service charge shown as a separate charge).  Payments may also be made by using your checking account routing and account number.  At this time cash payments are not accepted.

UMKC Central looks forward to continuing to assist UMKC students!  If you have any questions visit us at www.umkc.edu/central; email us at umkccentral@umkc.edu; or call us at 816.235.6000.  Be sure to “Like” us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/UMKCCentral) and follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/UMKCCentral).

 

Roo Wellness at Swinney Recreation Center

By , January 29, 2013 8:30 am

Roo Wellness is a brand new health and wellness initiative at UMKC.  We are rethinking campus wellness, taking on the 8 dimensions of health and making them a reality for all UMKC students.

  • What is wellness?  Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices towards a more successful existence.
  • What are the 8 dimensions of wellness?  Physical, Cultural, Spiritual, Social, Emotional, Intellectual, Occupational, and Environmental.
  • How do we achieve wellness?  Through seminars, workshops, classes, events and social activities hosted by Roo Wellness and many are FREE of charge to Roo Wellness members.

Not only does Roo Wellness provide FREE events and services such as Nutrition Counseling, Cooking classes, Fitness Classes, Health-screenings, and much much more, but you also get rewarded for getting involved and consequently creating a more healthful future for yourself.  A large prize will be awarded to the student who earns the most wellness points from participating in sponsored activities and several other prizes will be given to members with substantial improvements each semester at a celebration banquet for ALL members!

Join now by sending an email to roowellness@umkc.edu – include your name, phone number, and email address. You will receive a confirmation email of your registration as well as how to pick up your FREE Roo Wellness T-shirt and informational packet.

As a Roo, REFUSE to settle for anything less than the OPTIMUM health you DESERVE!

JOIN the MOVEMENT! Inspire Campus-wide Change!

Financial Aid Opportunities

By , January 29, 2013 8:29 am

UMKC’s priority deadline to complete the 2013-2014 Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) is March 1.  You can still complete it after this date, but keep in mind grants are awarded first to those who have completed the FAFSA by the priority deadline and funds may not be available later on.  Federal workstudy opportunities are also awarded based on your FAFSA, but remember UMKC receives a limited number of allocations–so the earlier you submit your FAFSA, the better!

Estimated federal income tax information may be used to complete the FAFSA if a family’s actual tax forms have not yet been completed. For those who have filed their federal income taxes, a new feature will be available February 3 that allows IRS data to be directly populated into selected FAFSA questions, making the process easier.  Keep in mind that estimated forms may need to be verified, which means you will have to provide the actual tax paperwork to complete the verification process before aid can be awarded.

Currently enrolled UMKC students may apply for competitive institutional scholarships for the 2013-2014 academic year by completing the competitive scholarship application.  It is due, along with 2 letters of recommendation, on March 1.  Other opportunities for scholarships may be found within your department or Academic Unit–be sure to check with your adviser early in the term to ensure you apply before the deadlines.

Taxes: request your 1098-T form and view your W-2 on-line

By , January 29, 2013 8:28 am

Students can view the 1098‐T by following these easy steps:

*  Login to Pathway using your secure SSO and password
*  Select “Self Service” and then “Student Center”
*  Scroll down to the “Finances” selection
*  In the drop‐down box that says “other financial…” click the box and make the selection “Tax Information
*  Click the arrows next to the box to complete the action.

The page that opens has information regarding your 1098‐T for the past several years. You will be able to view financial details for boxes 2, 4, 5 and 6 for each year displayed. Click ”view 1098T” to open the completed tax form.

You can also request that document in person at the Cashier’s Office with a picture ID or by sending a written request via fax or mail.

For more information about any credits or deductions that you might be eligible for, please visit http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=213044,00.html.

Note:  UMKC does not provide an amount in Box 1.  IRS regulations require that we enter an amount in Box 1 or Box 2; we fill Box 2 due to the ability of students to pay non-educational fees on their student accounts.  Please remember that the amount listed on your 1098-T form may represent an amount other than the amount actually paid in a given tax year.

Do you work on campus?  Are you still waiting for your W-2 in the mail?  If you did not sign-up for electronic delivery of your W-2, the form will be mailed to you approximately the last week of January.  You can access your W-2 on-line starting February 1 by providing your e-consent in myHR.

To get your W-2 electronically next year:  Log in to myHR and navigate to “Self Service” then “Payroll and Compensation” and finally to “W-2/W-2c Consent.”  You will receive notice of your W-2 availability as soon as it is ready–no need to wait until it’s ready to mail!

Finally, don’t forget to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)–UMKC’s priority deadline is March 1st!

Be the Next Resident Assistant!

By , January 29, 2013 8:27 am

UMKC Residential Life has begun their 2013 Resident Assistant Selection event!  The search committee is looking for hardworking and dedicated students that have a passion for helping others.  Positions available include:  Resident Assistant, Academic Assistant, Apartment Resident Assistant and Summer Resident Assistant.  Applications and more information are now available at www.umkc.edu/housing.

An information session is scheduled for Wednesday, January 30th at 8pm in the Johnson Hall Classroom.  Those interested are also encouraged to join the “UMKC RA Selection 2013” group on Facebook.  If you have questions, email RASelectionUMKC@Gmail.com or call (816)235-5146.  Applications are due February 15th.

Spring 2013 Student Success Seminars

By , January 29, 2013 8:24 am

Make the most of this semester!  Join Academic Support and Mentoring, Career Services, and the Writing Studio as they present this semester’s series of Student Success Seminars!

All seminars will be held in the Atterbury Student Success Center, room 205.

The complete schedule is listed below:

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