Financial Support

Pursuing a graduate degree can be a major financial investment. At UMKC, we do our best to offer support and connect students to funding resources.

Graduate Teaching Assistantships

Many graduate students are supported on Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTA). GTAs have various responsibilities for undergraduate students including, but not limited to, teaching laboratory sessions, grading assignments and tutoring.

GTAs receive a tuition wavier and a stipend. To be considered for a GTA position, please submit the UMKC application online no later than February 15.

Applications are considered until all positions are filled. More information can be found on the UMKC Admissions website.

Research Assistantships

Graduate students may be supported on research assistantships, made available by faculty who have financial support through grants or contracts to perform research.

These assistantships allow students to focus solely on research with no teaching responsibilities in the classroom or laboratory.

Fellowship Opportunities

Fellowship opportunities are available for graduate students through UMKC and other institutions. Students are encouraged to apply for fellowships as part of the graduate experience.

Though the list below is not comprehensive, it does give some representative examples of fellowships for which graduate students may consider applying: