Affordability

A SCE degree prepares students for well-paying jobs. Nine of the ten highest-paid college degrees are in engineering and computer science, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

But first you have to pay for college. That may not be as hard as you think, thanks to the enormous opportunities offered by UMKC, SCE and independent groups. More than 90 percent of UMKC freshmen and 85 percent of transfer students receive some combination of scholarships, grants, loans and work-study jobs. The School of Computing and Engineering alone offers more than $150,000 in departmental scholarships. And students who live in the 11 Kansas counties bordering the Kansas City area qualify for in-state tuition, also known as the Metro Rate.

Explore your financial aid resources:

UMKC Financial Aid and Scholarships

Learn about financial aid available for undergraduate and graduate students, including scholarships, loans, grants and work-study.

SCE Scholarships

SCE awards more than 70 scholarships each year that are funded by computer science and engineering businesses, alumni, faculty, staff and friends who designate their gifts to our students. The financial awards go beyond the scholarships available through UMKC’s Financial Aid and Scholarship Office.

External Scholarships

UMKC and SCE financial aid offices are merely a start for scholarship help. Hundreds of scholarship opportunities are available through external organizations. The independent scholarships are distributed to computing and engineering students throughout the nation. Find out how you could benefit.

Are you a new incoming student? Visit our New Student Scholarships page for more information.