Category: Finance

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


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

Women Graduate Students — Apply for a GAF Grant

By , November 19, 2013 11:22 am


UMKC Women’s Council 2014 Graduate Assistance Fund application process is open now until December 2, 2013 at 5 p.m.

Eligible Applicants:

UMKC women graduate students in a post-baccalaureate approved program of study in A&S, SBS, BSOM, Conservatory, SOE, SCE, Graduate Studies, Nursing and first professional women students in Dentistry, Law, Medicine and Pharmacy.

Apply to Fund:

Research projects, scholarly activities, travel to present papers, workshop attendance, and other special needs.

Funding requests up to $2,000!

For more information on eligible requests and general information, go to and click on the Apply Now button.  For specific questions, email or call 816-235-2452.

Do you work on campus? Get your W-2 electronically!

By , November 19, 2013 9:18 am

w2-formStudents who work on campus–you can receive your W-2 faster and greener by e-consenting to receive it electronically!  

The 2013 W-2 will be available in January, but you are encouraged to log in to myHR now to provide consent to receive your W-2 in electronic format.  By providing consent before December 31, 2013, you will be notified via email as soon as your W-2 is ready for viewing in myHR.  Electronic access to your W-2 in myHR will be much quicker than waiting for a hard copy of the tax statement to arrive in your postal mailbox.  The process is secure and worry-free.

Act now so you do not miss the end of the year deadline!

Log in to myHR ( and navigate to Self Service > Payroll and Compensation > W-2/W-2c Consent to provide your consent.

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