Scholarships and Financial Aid

Students at the SCE Donor Lunch

Many of the highest-paid college degrees are in engineering and computer science, 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 88% of UMKC freshmen and 78% 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! UMKC offers in-state tuition to all Kansas residents and the Heartland rate for residents from other Midwestern states.

  • UMKC Financial Aid and Scholarships

    Learn about financial aid available for undergraduate and graduate students, including scholarships, loans, grants and work-study. Visit the UMKC Financial Aid and Scholarships page to complete your FAFSA, the first step in receiving financial support, and apply for university-wide scholarships.

  • SCE Scholarships

    The School of Computing and Engineering offers more than 70 scholarships each year that are reserved just for our students. These scholarships are funded by technology and engineering businesses, alumni, faculty, staff and friends who designate their gifts to support your education. The application opens in October and closes on March 1. All current UMKC students and newly admitted students should apply!

  • External Scholarships

    Hundreds of scholarship opportunities are available through external organizations. We do our best to maintain a running list of scholarships available from companies and nonprofits specifically for students in computing and engineering. Visit our online database and use the filter tools to sort for scholarships specific to your degree program.