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:

  • Each year, the FAFSA is available on October 1st. USFA strongly encourages completing the FAFSA at no later than March 1st for priority consideration.
  • The 2022-2023 FAFSA covers the 2022-2023 Academic Year (Summer 2022, Fall 2022, and Spring 2023).
  • 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). Tuition is based upon enrollment of twelve (12) credits.

Applicants are awarded 100% of the Cost of Attendance with assistance from federal and institutional resources. Institutional scholarships are awarded by the School of Social Work; incoming students may contact Amanda Lehning (, Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, with any questions regarding scholarships.

Budget Item  Resident Non-Resident
Tuition $10,728 $19,332
Mandatory Fees $1,528  $1,528
Books and Supplies $1,265 $1,265
Health Insurance $4,224 $4,112
Commuting Expenses $0 $1,200
Transportation $2,000 $2,000
Living Expenses* $31,800 $31,800
Loan Fees $1,357 $1,408
Total $52,902 $62,645

*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
Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Federal Cost of Attendance minus all other aid

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