Cost & Financial Aid
Tuition, Financial Aid and Finances
Our goal is to offer affordable online education to our students and to provide you with the resources and support you’ll need to navigate this aspect of your educational experience. Below you’ll find information about financial aid and costs for our online programs, as well as resources you can use to help you manage your finances.
Tuition and Fees
Each University of Missouri System campus aspires to offer our students an affordable online education. Tuition and fees are based on the number of credits you take each term, so your costs may vary from term to term and campus to campus. Costs may also vary based on your academic program and your state residency status.
For more information on additional fees that may apply to your online education, visit the page below for the campus you are interested in attending:
Financing your education is an important step in your journey as a student. There are multiple types of aid you can explore.
Grants are funds awarded to students, and as such may not require repayment. Eligibility is based on your FAFSA and Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Grants you may be eligible for include:
- Federal Pell Grants
- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants
- Missouri Land Grant and Missouri Land Grant Honors
- MU Grant
- Access Missouri Financial Assistance Program
- TEACH Grant
- Missouri Returning Heroes Education Act Grants
- UMKC Advantage Grant
- Public Service Officer or Employee’s Child Survivor Grant Program
- Wartime Veteran’s Survivors Grant Program
- Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
- Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant
- Advanced Placement Incentive Grant
Scholarships are awarded funds to students and do not require repayment. Scholarships are available from a variety of sources, including the university, academic departments and private organizations. Eligibility, application requirements and awarded amounts vary widely. Your campus financial services office has additional information for you, but we encourage our prospective students to consider other sources as well. Online scholarship search sites can be a great place to start.
Remember: scholarships are free money awarded to a student; never pay to apply for or receive a scholarship.
For more information about scholarships specific to your campus, click on the corresponding link below:
Loans may be a valuable investment for your education. Undergraduates may be able to participate in the Federal Direct Loan or other Federal Loan programs. The amount of loan funding you can borrow through the Federal Direct Loan will vary based on your academic year and dependency status. Parents of depending undergraduate students may be eligible to borrow additional loan funds on behalf of the student. Private loans from banks and other lenders may also be available to creditworthy borrowers (or those with creditworthy cosigners).
In some cases, employers may provide tuition assistance or reimbursement to employees pursuing additional job-related training. Check with your employer about possible tuition assistance and reimbursement options.
Financial Aid for Graduate Students
As a graduate student, there are several different resources you can explore to finance your education. Students who are admitted to an eligible graduate program at any of the UM System campuses can apply for the following forms of funding:
Want more information about your financial aid options?
For general questions about the financial aid process or financial aid services available through each of the UM campuses, visit: