Tuition and fees for 2019-2020, full-time first year law students who are Missouri residents: $20,257/year.
Non-resident fees are an additional $17,958 but many students qualify for non-resident fee scholarships that allow them to pay the in-state rate while they establish Missouri Residency.
These rates are based on a typical 30-hour enrollment. For the most up-to-date tuition information, including a table of tuition and fees per credit hour, please visit the Cashier’s Office website. Note: there are different rates for the J.D. program versus the LL.M. program, so please be sure to view the correct program information.
Below is the approximate nine-month (fall/winter) academic year budget for a typical first-year law school student living off campus. All fee amounts are our best estimate at the time of publication, but the Board of Curators may change them at any time.
|Expense Category||Nine-Month Amount|
|Fees (Missouri resident)||$20,257|
|Books and Supplies||$1,318|
|Room and Board||$10,626|
Fee Schedule for part-time students: Fall 2019 – Winter/Spring 2020
|Credit Hours||Resident Fees/Semester||Non-Resident Fees/Semester*|
*Part-time students are also eligible for non-resident fee scholarships.
The university, not the law school, makes residency determinations. For information regarding establishing Missouri residency, please call the UMKC Admissions Office at 816-235-1111 or visit their residency rules website. Law school students are not eligible for the metro rate program.