Master of Science in Bioinformatics

Costs & Financial Aid

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

MSB Program Estimated Education Fees, 2021-2022

The estimated annual educational fees for 2021-2022 provide estimated financial costs to assist you in planning. These estimated expenses are subject to change without notice.

Semester Expense Estimate
Fall/Spring Resident Tuition $423.00 (per credit hour)
Metro Rate Tuition* $423.00 (per credit hour)
Midwest Exchange** $634.50 (per credit hour)
Non-Resident Tuition $1,092.10 (per credit hour)

*Graduate, non-professional students who are legal residents of Atchison, Douglas, Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami, Shawnee, or Wyandotte 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.

**The Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP) is an interstate initiative established by the Midwestern Higher Education Compact to increase educational opportunities for students in its member states. This program enables residents of Wisconsin, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Illinois, Indiana, and North Dakota to enroll in designated institutions and selected programs at reduced tuition levels outside of their home state. Visit Midwestern Higher Education Compact for more details.

Contact the Admissions Office for more information:

Phone: 816-235-8652 (UMKC)
Web site:

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.

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

The priority date for filing the FAFSA is February 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 64110-2449
Phone: 816-235-1154
Web site: