Roo News

The Student News Site of University of Missouri - Kansas City

Roo News

Roo News

Around 1 million people were estimated to be in attendance at the parade.
One Dead, Several Injured During Chiefs Parade
Zach Gunter and Jazlyn SummersFebruary 14, 2024

Update:   As of 2:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon, the number of those injured at the Union Station shooting after the Chiefs Super Bowl parade...

UMKCDC regularly updates their practice schedule and have multiple sessions a month.
UMKC Dance Club Prepares for First Performance
Luis Marin, Staff Writer • February 14, 2024

The UMKC Dance Club wants to create a space for judgment-free dancing, one move at a time.      The new organization, also known as UMKCDC,...

The Rainbow Lounge can be found on the second floor of the Student Union.
The Pride Alliance Pushes for an Increase in Members
Manuel Rivera and Brenna OxleyFebruary 13, 2024

  After struggling to gain and keep members last semester, UMKC’s Pride Alliance club outlined their new agenda with plans to increase membership...

Valentines Day can be stressful for students trying to save money, luckily there are options to stay frugal and be fun.
Love on A Budget
Scarlett Gottschalk, Staff Writer • February 7, 2024

  As a college student, spoiling your partner without jeopardizing next week’s groceries on Valentine’s Day can be hard.   Here are...

Members of TAASU at a general body meeting.
UMKC's African American Student Union Brings Community for Students
Amina Shaw, Staff Writer • February 6, 2024

  The African American Student Union (TAASU) works to foster a sense of belonging and empowerment for African American students by providing...

UMKC’s FAFSA priority deadline approaches

UMKC’s March 1 priority deadline for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is quickly approaching.

In order to receive federal grants, loans or work study, or to receive need-based scholarships, students must complete the online form.

A new FAFSA option created last year, the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, automatically loads data from tax returns submitted within one-to-two weeks of electronic filing or six-to-eight weeks of filing a paper return.

This makes completing the FAFSA as simple as a few clicks, as the data pre-populates for students who submitted the form in a previous year.

The FAFSA can still be submitted using estimated income figures, but these must be updated once returns have been filed.

Those who miss the FAFSA priority deadline may lose out on financial aid opportunities.

For campus-based programs, such as the Perkins loan, federal work-study and the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), schools are given a set amount to reward each year.

Some of this money is held for the spring semester in anticipation for transfer students, which means that students who miss the priority deadline could miss out.

However, Stafford loans, PLUS loans, TEACH grants and Pell grants are Congressional entitlements, meaning schools cannot limit how much money is awarded.

March 1 is also the deadline to apply for competitive UMKC scholarships. The application must be submitted along with two letters of recommendation, at

[email protected]

Leave a Comment
Donate to Roo News

Your donation will support the student journalists of University of Missouri - Kansas City. Your contribution will allow us to purchase equipment and cover our annual website hosting costs.

More to Discover
Donate to Roo News

Comments (0)

All Roo News Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *