B.A. / M.D. Program

Financing your Degree

Costs, Financial Aid and Scholarships

It is important to take into consideration the cost of your medical education and your individual financial needs. Long-term financial planning should include estimated educational fees, supply costs, and room and board for six years of medical school. These amounts are likely to increase over the six years you are in school, so you will want to factor those increases into your planning.

School of Medicine Estimated Education Fees for 2021-2022

The estimated annual educational fees for 2020-2021 provide estimated financial costs to assist you in planning. These estimated expenses are subject to change without notice.*

Year 1 (Fall / Spring) Expense Estimate
Academic Fees & Costs Resident Tuition & Fees $22,886
Regional Tuition & Fees•• $33,488
Non-Resident Tuition & Fees $44,092
Room & Board (on-campus fall / spring) $11,748
Books & Supplies $2,670
Year 2 (Fall / Spring / Summer) Expense Estimate
Academic Fees & Costs Resident Tuition & Fees $28,462
Regional Tuition & Fees** $41,650
Non-Resident Tuition & Fees $54,840
Room & Board (off-campus) $15,664
Books & Supplies $3,220
Years 3-6 (Fall / Spring / Summer)***  Expense  Estimate
Academic Fees & Costs Resident Tuition & Fees $35,280
Regional Tuition & Fees** $51,818
Non-Resident Tuition & Fees $68,348
Room & Board (off-campus fall / spring / summer) $15,664
Books & Supplies $4,110

*Additional fees may include fees associated with transportation, immunizations, the United States Medical Licensing Examination and other miscellaneous fees.

**Students who are residents of Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, Nebraska or Oklahoma qualify for the regional rate.

***Students in Years 3-6 are classified as professional students.

If you have questions about your residency status, please contact the Residency Office at 816-235-8652. 

Financial Aid

The UMKC Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships can assist with providing additional information regarding financial aid programs. The University participates in federal and state grant and loan programs including the Federal Pell Grant, Missouri Student Grant, Primary Care Resource Initiative for Missouri and Federal Stafford Loan. Health Education Assistance Loans, work-study programs and need-based and academic scholarships are also available for qualified students. 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.

In general, students interested in merit or need-based financial aid may be eligible for various scholarships, 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 online at fafsa.gov starting October 1.

For additional financial aid information, contact:

UMKC Financial Aid and Scholarships Office
1418 Health Sciences Building
2464 Charlotte Street
Kansas City, MO 64108-2718
Phone: 816-235-6782


Students interested in scholarships from the School of Medicine must complete the FAFSA by February 1. Scholarships offered by the School of Medicine are awarded based on an evaluation of both merit and need. Because admission to the six-year combined degree program is so competitive and merit is an essential component to the overall selection process, financial need is a greater factor in determining scholarship recipients. Students who do not complete a FAFSA or students who do not demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA will not be considered for scholarships. Students may be eligible for additional scholarship aid offered by organizations external to UMKC and the School of Medicine. Community organizations, high school organizations, employers, corporations and other scholarship sources provide scholarship opportunities for students. Students are encouraged to apply for such scholarships in order to decrease the overall cost of medical school.

For additional information about School of Medicine scholarships, contact:

UMKC School of Medicine
Office of Admissions, M1-103
2411 Holmes St.
Kansas City, MO 64108-2792