Applicants needing federal and institutional financial assistance to help with the cost of attending a school or program at UMB must complete the Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA).

Please note:

  • USFA strongly encourages completing the FAFSA at no later than March 1st for priority consideration.
  • The 2023-2024 FAFSA covers the 2023-2024 Academic Year (Summer 2023, Fall 2023 and Spring 2024)
  • Students must complete a FAFSA for every academic year they wish to receive assistance

Estimated Cost of Attendance

The Cost of Attendance (COA) is the maximum amount of financial assistance available to a student in one academic year. The COA is determined using each student’s enrollment and residency classification (Resident or Non-Resident). 

Applicants are awarded 100% of the Cost of Attendance with assistance from federal and institutional resources.

Budget Item  Resident Non-Resident
Tuition $29,063 $46,418
Mandatory Fees $2,014 $2,014
Books $2,473 $2,473
Instruments/Other Fees $2,960 $2,960
Health Insurance $4,692 $4,692
Living Expenses* $26,550 $26,550
Uniforms $205 $205
Commuting Expenses $0 $1,200
Loan Fees $2,063 $2,864
Transportation $2,000 $2,000
Total $72,020 $91,376

*Living expenses are based on off-campus housing which includes University Suites at Fayette Square. This is based on the standard 9 months.

Sample Financial Aid Award

Blurb about what this is and stipulations that come with this. 

Award Type Source Amount
Federal Direct Stafford Loan Unsubsidized Federal $20,500
University Grant** Institutional $5,000
Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Federal Cost of Attendance minus all other aid

**Limited funds are available. To be considered, applicants MUST complete the FAFSA by March 1st.

For additional questions regarding the financial aid process, please email University Student Financial Assistance