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UMKC Works to Help Low-Income Students

Posted: Jun 23, 2013 1:35 PM by Associated Press
Updated: Jun 23, 2013 1:35 PM

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The University of Missouri-Kansas City, once among the more expensive public universities for low-income students, has been working to address the issue with a new grant program.

A recent report by the New America Foundation said that two years ago UMKC was one of the 10 most expensive public universities in the country for low-income students. Students from families with household incomes of less than $30,000 were paying an average net price of $16,798 a year to attend UMKC.

The Kansas City Star reports that UMKC officials don't dispute the 2010 to 2011 numbers, but say they had already moved to address the issue in part by creating a new grant program to help those students.

In the last two academic years, the program has given about $316,000 to those students.

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