More Opportunities for Kansas Residents

THE NUMBER of available out-of-state tuition waivers for Kansas residents attending dental school in Missouri is increasing in an effort to supply a pipeline of new dentists for the state of Kansas. The number of waivers available is now 108, compared to 85 previously. Recently, the Kansas Board of Regents, Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education and The University of Missouri System Board of Curators confirmed their ongoing reciprocal agreement that sends Kansas residents to Missouri to study dentistry and optometry, while Missouri residents go to Kansas to study architecture. This latest tuition waiver increase allows nearly 27 Kansas residents to attend UMKC’s dental program with in-state tuition rates each year.