You will find the costs of tuition listed below. They include the costs of the application fee, instructional fees, housing, and the THRIVE program fee. These costs are adjusted each year.
Cost for Two THRIVE Semesters
Costs are based on UCM standard rates and are subject to change. Families are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for need-based financial assistance: PELL Grants and Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants. The Sallie Mae institution has opened up a type of loan for parents of the THRIVE program.
We also have a Student Success Fund that is used to assist families financially. Donations are accepted to our THRIVE Student Success Fund which is used to help families financially for this program. Click the designation box to pick the THRIVE Student Success Fund. The other option will donate to our programming.
Please go to www.fafsa.ed.gov to complete the application. The UCM federal school code is 002454. Completing the FAFSA online is easy, secure, and fast. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at 660-543-4204 or the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4-FED-AID FREE.
Pell Grants are awarded to students that meet certain income guidelines. UCM receives the data and uses this information to assess Pell Grant eligibility. The grant is paid to the student account in two installments (fall and spring semesters) and can help cover expenses incurred at UCM. Please note that a FAFSA application must be filed each year to assess eligibility.
Individual and corporate donations have been earmarked as scholarship funds for UCM THRIVE students. Limited need-based scholarships are available for qualifying THRIVE students. Please note that THRIVE Success Fund Scholarship requires an earlier deadline than FAFSA. Please refer to the instructions on the FAFSA website when completing the FAFSA.
The Marvin E. "Bunky" Wright Educational Scholarship is available through the UCM Alumni Foundation for students participating in the UCM THRIVE program. THRIVE (Transformation, Health, Responsibility, Independence, Vocation, Education). Through the THRIVE Program, the University of Central Missouri prepares students with disabilities to transition to independent living and find employment that fits their individual goals and abilities. During the two-year program, students are required to live on the UCM campus. They work on improving their academic abilities and peer interactions while learning computer and job skills. They also participate in career-focused internships. THRIVE graduates earn a Certificate of Success along with a personal portfolio. Some students may go on to earn a degree at UCM with the proper student support services in place for their success. The Marvin E. "Bunky" Wright scholarship is made possible through a generous gift from MOHELA honoring the many years of service Bunky Wright has given to higher education in the state of Missouri.
To apply for a needs-based THRIVE Student Success Fund Scholarship, a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will need to be completed and submitted to The University of Central Missouri prior to March 1 to be considered for the following academic year.
Scholarship award decisions are made in late spring by the Scholarship Committee. Families will receive a decision letter by mail. This scholarship award is contingent on the student's successful completion of each semester. If a student is awarded a scholarship from these funds, it will be listed on the student's bill after the THRIVE fee has been paid. In the event that a THRIVE Student Success Fund scholarship recipient is unable to complete a semester, he or she will need to repay the scholarship amount.