Financial Aid and Scholarships

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When it comes to funding your education, you're not alone.

Get help achieving your educational goals through grants, scholarships, work-study opportunities, and more.

Getting Started

All students receiving funds through the University must:

  • be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits in a degree-seeking program
  • complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year by UMB's award priority deadline
    • FAFSA Submission period: Oct. 1 (of the previous year) through Feb. 28
    • FAFSA School code: 002104

Note that some financial aid packages require a certain number of credits for full-time status:

  • Undergraduate: 12 credits
  • Graduate: 9 credits

The UMB Office of Student Financial Assistance & Education is available to guide prospective and current students through the FAFSA application process and the financial aid award package.


There are a wide variety of scholarships to assist you in achieving your educational goals, including:

There are more than 1.5 million private scholarships from thousands of different sponsors. FinAid provides helpful information on the different types of scholarships and how to search for them.

Never pay for scholarship search services or applications. 

  • Legitimate scholarships never charge application fees.
  • All of the best scholarship search services are available for free online. 
  • For more information, see Scholarship Scams.

Student Employment

Federal Work Study 
Federal Work Study (FWS) is available to undergraduate and graduate students. FWS provides students the opportunity to earn funds ($10-$17/hour) as an alternative to loan debt while working on or off campus. After submitting the FAFSA, eligible students are offered FWS in the UMB financial aid package. Students must accept the FWS offer prior to seeking employment. 
More information/view available positions.

Graduate Assistantships 
Graduate assistantships are available to graduate students of degree-seeking programs who are making satisfactory progress. Graduate assistants at UMB function both as students and as professionals, enhancing their education by playing this important dual role. While studying to meet academic requirements for advanced degrees, graduate assistants also complement their formal studies through research and/or teaching under the supervision or tutelage of UMB faculty and staff. An assistantship appointment may be either full time (20 hours per week) or half time (10 hours per week). Benefits include a stipend, tuition remission, in-state status, and paid student health insurance. 
More information/apply for an assistantship. 

Veterans Affairs (VA) Education Benefits Information

Veterans Affairs (VA) Education Benefits Information for veterans, members of the military, and their dependents.


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