Interdisciplinary PhD Program

Costs, Scholarships & Financial Aid


It is important to take into consideration the cost of your doctoral education and your individual financial needs. Financial planning for the IPhD program should include estimated tuition and fees, supply costs and living expenses.

IPhD Studies Estimated Education Fees, 2016-2017
Semester Expense Estimate
Fall/Spring Resident Tuition/Metro Rate Tuition* $359.01 (per credit hour)
Non-Resident Tuition $926.95 (per credit hour)
Summer Resident Tuition/Metro Rate Tuition* $359.01 (per credit hour)
Non-Resident Tuition $926.95 (per credit hour)

*Graduate, non-professional students who are legal residents of Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami, Wyandotte, Atchison, Douglas, Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Osage or Shawnee counties in Kansas will be assessed educational fees equivalent to those of a Missouri resident (the “in-state” rate). Metro Rate is contingent on meeting Residency rules established by the Office of Admissions.

Contact the Admissions Office for more information:

Phone: 816-235-1111
E-mail: metrorate@umkc.edu
Web site: www.umkc.edu/metrorate

All numbers above are approximate and do not include additional university and program fees or any living expenses. For exact tuition and fee figures, please see the Cashiers Office Website.

 

Financial Aid

The UMKC Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships can assist with providing additional information regarding financial aid programs, including federal and state grant and loan programs. In addition, the UMKC Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships can offer you more information on the types of expenses you can expect, as well as the type of assistance that might be available to you.

Students who do not reside in Missouri but have Missouri state personal income tax may be eligible for the Non-Resident Taxpayers Scholarship. Visit http://www.umkc.edu/residency/ for more information.

In general, students interested in merit or need-based financial aid may be eligible for various loans, grants and/or other financial aid programs. To be considered for such programs, a student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is available through the UMKC Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships or online at www.fafsa.gov.

The priority date for filing the FAFSA is March 1.

For additional financial aid information, contact:

UMKC Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships
University of Missouri-Kansas City
101 Administrative Center
5100 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110449
Phone: 81635-1154
Web site: www.sfa.umkc.edu

Scholarships & Fellowships

The School of Graduate Studies offers a variety of scholarships and fellowships. Applicants are invited to apply to all for which you are eligible. Interested candidates will also want to check with the faculty coordinator in you disciplines to see if there are other scholarships/fellowships available. Click here for a listing of the fellowships/scholarships offered through the School of Graduate Studies as well as a listing of some potential external fellowships.

Contact the faculty coordinator in either your primary or co-discipline to inquire about assistantships. As part of the application information requested, the applicant is asked whether he/she wants or needs financial support. If the applicant requests financial support, that request will be communicated to the faculty of the disciplines that are chosen.

Some disciplines which require full-time laboratory research will automatically provide stipend and tuition support. For other disciplines, the applicant must explicitly request support from the faculty in the discipline or from the chosen Research Advisor.

See the School of Graduate Studies’ Fellowships page for information about UMKC sponsored Fellowships or help in identify external funding sources. See the School of Graduate Studies’ Graduate Teaching Assistants page for information about UMKC sponsored Assistantships.