Category: Finance

Scholarship Opportunity from Friends of the Library

By , February 2, 2016 1:16 pm

Library BooksApply now for the

UMKC Friends of the Library

$1,000 Scholarship

This $1,000 Scholarship is available to any UMKC student with a minimum 3.0 GPA. The scholarship winner will be selected based on their written response to the following statement:

Explain the importance of libraries and the preservation of knowledge in society, history, and the world, from your point of view.

To apply for this $1,000 Scholarship, please submit the following to fol@umkc.edu:

  • Your name, student ID, e-mail address, street address, and phone number
  • Please indicate your degree program, department, current school level/year, and expected graduation date
  • 500-1000 word original writing piece addressing the above statement

Deadline for entry is Friday, March 25th, 2016.

The winner will be announced in April. Payout will be applied toward Fall 2016 & Spring 2017 tuition and fees. Preference will be given to students with a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher. Applicants are advised that all materials become the property of UMKC Friends of the Library, and the UMKC University Libraries upon submittal, and may be quoted in whole or in part for use of promoting UMKC Libraries.

For more information call 816-235-5828 or email fol@umkc.edu.

FAFSA Frenzy on Feb 28th

By , January 28, 2016 1:55 pm

FAFSAYou’re probably getting tax documents in the mail right around now…this should also remind you that it’s time to update your FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

The FAFSA determines your eligibility for financial aid–and not just federal aid!  Federal aid includes Stafford loans, work study, and Pell Grants (free money!), but the FAFSA is also used to determine eligibility for other aid, such as the UMKC Advantage Grant and other need-based programs.

While you can apply for aid throughout the aid year, many aid programs are limited (especially scholarships and grant funds), so submit your FAFSA by UMKC’s priority deadline of March 1st–our school code 002518.

Need help filing your FAFSA?  Join the UMKC Financial Aid and Scholarships Office for FAFSA Frenzy in the Student Union on February 28th from 2-4pm.

You can also view this demo video:

 

 

 

Don’t miss your chance for financial aid!

By , January 27, 2015 9:59 am

FAFSAYou may have noticed the posters and table tents around campus mentioning the FAFSA and the priority deadline of March 1st.  Curious what it all means?

The FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid–this application determines your eligibility for financial aid–and not just federal aid!  Federal aid includes Stafford loans, work study, and Pell Grants (free money!), but the FAFSA is also used to determine eligibility for other aid, such as the UMKC Advantage Grant and other programs.

Click here for more information about the FAFSA and how to apply.  While you can apply for aid throughout the aid year, many aid programs are limited (especially scholarships and grant funds), so submit your FAFSA by UMKC’s priority deadline of March 1st–school code 002518.

In addition, currently enrolled UMKC students may apply for competitive institutional scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year by completing the competitive scholarship application.  It is also due, along with 2 letters of recommendation, by 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.

UMKC 2015-2016 Scholarships Application Now Available

By , November 18, 2014 11:13 am

scholarshipsThe application for competitive undergraduate UMKC scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year is available on-line.  This application allows currently enrolled full-time students to apply for most institutional scholarships with one form.  Review the list of competitive scholarships for currently enrolled undergraduate students on the Financial Aid and Scholarships Website (click on each scholarship for eligibility requirements; please note that some scholarships require a separate application).

The competitive scholarship application can be completed and submitted on-line by logging-in at this site.  You will also need to submit 2 letters of reference.  Some scholarships also require completion of the FAFSA.  All application materials must be submitted by March 1, 2015.

Additional scholarship opportunities for the 2015-2016 academic year may be available within your Academic Unit and department. Be sure to check with your advisor to learn more.

November Money Management Workshops

By , November 11, 2014 10:23 am

Money Management WorkshopsDo you have questions about money management?  Need tips on how the balance your budget?  How does financial aid work?  The UMKC Coaching Program can help you be financially literate–stop by a workshop for more information.

Don’t miss out!  Workshops are held Noon to 1pm in the Student Union room 419–Money Mondays or Thrifty Thursdays.  You could win a $100 book scholarship!

For more information, email coaching@umkc.edu.

 

Financial Aid and Scholarships Deadline is March 1

By , February 11, 2014 12:07 pm

financial aidNOW is the time to start thinking about Scholarships and Federal aid for next year!  The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office has several scholarship opportunities for students who are currently enrolled at UMKC.  To apply, you fill out one scholarship application online.  The Currently Enrolled Scholarship Application, along with 2 letters of recommendation, is due March 1.  That’s just around the corner! So don’t procrastinate, complete the application now!  Remember that other opportunities for scholarships may be found within your department or Academic Unit–so be sure to check with your advisor as soon as possible to ensure you apply before any deadlines.

It’s also time to start preparing for the Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA).  UMKC’s priority deadline to complete the 2014-2015 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, you might be able to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, which allows IRS data to be directly populated into selected FAFSA questions, making the process much 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.

For questions, feel free to call the UMKC Financial Aid and Scholarships Office at 235-1154 or email finaid@umkc.edu.

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