Tuition Refunds

A Refund Because of Overpayment

If you overpay your UMKC bill, UMKC will refund that extra money. You could overpay by:

  • Calculating your part of the bill after scholarship incorrectly.
  • Paying your entire bill before the scholarship is applied.

UMKC will refund your money in 1 of 2 ways:

  1. If you have saved your bank account information in Pathway, the refund will be directly deposited into your account. This is the fastest way to receive a refund.
  2. If you do not have a bank account in Pathway, the University will mail you the refund as a check. This refund will be mailed the following Tuesday, from Columbia, Mo.

You do not need to do anything to get this refund. The refund is done automatically.

A Refund Because You Have Dropped a Class

UMKC will refund 100% of your fees only if a class is dropped within the first week of classes.
After the 1st week, UMKC will refund 60% of your fees.
After the 2nd week, UMKC will refund 40% of your fees.
After the 3rd week, UMKC will refund 20% of your fees.
After the 4th week, UMKC will not issue any refund.

This means that if these fees have not been paid yet, you will still be obligated to pay them.

These dates apply to all students, whether they are full semester or short-term students.