Category: Finance

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.

Women Graduate Students — Apply for a GAF Grant

By , November 19, 2013 11:22 am

Women's CouncilGAF APPLICATION DEADLINE REMINDER – DECEMBER 2

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 www.umkcwc.org and click on the Apply Now button.  For specific questions, email wcouncil@umkc.edu 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 (myHR.umsystem.edu) and navigate to Self Service > Payroll and Compensation > W-2/W-2c Consent to provide your consent.

Money Smart: How your Credit Score affects your life goals

By , April 23, 2013 9:16 am

Give me a Little Credit: How your credit score affects your life goals

April 25, 2013

12:00 – 1:30 pm

iX Theatre, Miller Nichols Library

Bring your lunch to this free informational session and learn from experts:

  • how you earn your credit score
  • how to improve your credit score
  • steps you can take to maintain a good credit score
  • and much more!

Money Smart® is a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances.

Check out other Money Smart events taking place around Kansas City.

 

 

Scholarship Opportunity: Share how you value the UMKC Libraries

By , February 1, 2013 9:03 am

Apply by March 11, 2013 for your chance to win a $500 scholarship from the Friends of the Library!

Submit your 500-1000 word original piece written in response to the statement “How UMKC Libraries are a VALUE and why they are VALUABLE to me” for a chance to win a $500 scholarship.

Statements should be submitted electronically no later than March 11, 2013 and should include the following student information:  name, student ID#, e-mail address, street address, phone number, degree program being sought, UMKC department and school, current level/year, and expected graduation date.

Award is available to degree seeking students of any level from any school or discipline, with preference given to those with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.  Applicants are advised that all materials become the property of the Friends upon submission and may be used in promoting UMKC Libraries.  Winner to be announced April 4, 2013 at the Friends of the Library Annual Celebration.

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.

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