UMKC Works to Help Low-Income Students
KANSAS CITY - 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 2010-2011 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.