Students that plan to use VA Educational Benefits:
Need to apply for benefits on va.gov. For questions about eligibility contact the VA at 1-888-442-4551
Students plan on using Military Tuition Assistance (TA):
Need to create accounts to the applicable program and reach out to your Education Service Officer (ESO) at your units.
Once you have completed your VA education benefits application, the VA will send a Certificate of Eligibility which is a decision letter that will include explanation of benefits. This needs to be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Navigating your benefits can be confusing, that is why we highly recommend scheduling a meeting with our office so we can go over all your questions and concerns and explain how your benefits will work.
or contact us at 660-543-8776 or at email@example.com
It is very important that students pay attention to deadlines when it comes to funding. Each funding program has different deadlines.
Students that are using VA benefits need to have the Certification Request Form submitted no later than the second week of classes. This ensures that your payments will be timely.
State Tuition Assistance (STA): Must be submitted prior to the start of courses starting. Example: Courses start Monday, January 9th, STA must be submitted by Sunday, January 8th.
Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA): Funding requests must be submitted in the applicable systems no later than 7 days prior to the start of the term.
Students that would like to use VA education benefits and Military Tuition Assistance must complete this form each semester. If this form is not submitted, benefits will not be processed and the Military Tuition Package and Active Military Tuition Rate (if applicable) discounts will not be applied. Submitting in advance is encouraged.
Students using VA educational benefits (Chapter 33, 30, 31, 1606, or 35) or Military Tuition Assistance (Federal Tuition Assistance and State Tuition Assistance) will receive this package each semester they use these benefits:
Veterans that have exhausted VA educational benefits (Chapter 33, 30, 31, 1606, or 35) while attending UCM will continue to receive the Military Tuition Package Extension.
For students that are actively serving in the military (Active Duty, Guard, or Reserves) that reduces undergraduate tuition to $250 per credit hour.
At UCM we provide in-state rates for all service members (active duty, guard, and reserves), veterans, and dependents (spouses and children). This includes those that may not be using VA education benefits and no matter where the service member is serving.
To receive this discount, please fill out the form below:
You can begin the first step of the process today by submitting your photo for your Mobile Mule Card. Please follow the step by step instructions below.
Download the Transact eAccounts Mobile App in the Apple or Google Play Store
Enter your UCM credentials and password
Submit your ID photo following the photo requirements. Please allow up to 48 hours for your photo to be approved
When the photo is approved >> Mobile Mule Card is available
If you currently have a physical ID, you may transition to the Mobile Mule Card following the steps below. Once you have activated your Mobile Mule Card, your physical ID will deactivate and no longer work. Current card holders are not required to switch.
For more information visit the UCM Campus Card Center.
Please visit the University Health Center for more information about your immunization requirements.
Please visit the University Housing and Dining Services for more information about housing and meal plans.
UCM requires all students to reside on campus for the first two years and be on specific meal plans unless they meet the established criteria:
• 21 years of age or older
• More than 60 UCM-accepted credit hours (48 hours for new transfer students)
• Commute from home while living with a parent, grandparent, or court ordered legal guardian permanently (within 65 mile driving distance as further listed on the exemption form).
Please see other criteria listed on the General Exemption Form
Transfer students: UCM requires transfer students who have less than 48 UCM accepted credit hours to reside on campus (unless they are 21 years of age or older OR meet other exemption criteria listed on the general exemption form).
Transfer students may apply for exemption if they have 48 or more UCM accepted hours or have a granted associate's degree awarded to them.
Transfers students who are exempt due to having 48 credit hours MUST reach 60 hours or 21 years of age by the following semester after being exempt, or they will be required to reside on campus due to the standard 60 hour requirement for general UCM students.
To access the Exemption Form please visit the Housing Forms and Resources page.
Student accounts are created after application and admission to University of Central Missouri.
Upon admittance to UCM, students will receive an email in their personal account that includes their Banner ID ( also called a 7#) and their Network ID (NID). Upon admission and issuance of an NID, students will be able to log into MyCentral, the university portal.
Once a student is enrolled in classes, they will be notified in their personal email account of their UCM email address along with instructions about how to access it. It’s important for students to use their UCM email address as all future correspondence will be sent to it.
Student accounts will receive a Network ID (NID), Email (Google Workspace), MyCentral, Blackboard Learn, and Office365.
Domestic student email accounts are deleted after three semesters of non-enrollment. International student email accounts are deleted after five years of non-enrollment.
For questions or issues please contact the Technology Support Center at 660-543-4357 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can purchase your parking permit online through your MyCentral account, UCM Home, Parking Portlet.
Please visit Parking Services for more information.
Please visit Accessibility Services for more information.
You can find what textbooks are needed for your courses through your MyCentral: Records and Registration, Registration, and Order Textbooks.
To purchase books at UCM, please visit the UCM Store.
Please visit UCM Scholarship Finder for more information.