Missourians from the Kansas City area will be permitted to attend the University of Kansas School of Law on an in-state tuition, according to the Kansas City Business Journal.
A new scholarship, named KU Vantage Scholarship, is going to offer in-state tuition to students who have residency already established in 11 Missouri counties.
“We already know that Kansas City’s prospective law students consider the University of Kansas for its great reputation, accessible faculty, small class sizes and hands-on learning opportunities,” KU Law School Dean Stephen Mazza said in a press release.
“Now they can also add affordability to the list. We hope the Vantage Scholarship makes it even easier for talented students to choose KU Law.”
Students who enroll in the law school either in the summer or fall of 2014 will be eligible for the program. The 11 counties where students must have already established residency include Bates, Buchanan, Cass, Clay, Clinton, Henry, Jackson, Johnson, Lafayette, Platte and Ray.
Tuition and fees for first-year, in-state students at the law school costs $19,600 per year. Non-residents see the tuition and fee cost skyrocket to $33,000.
“We’ve always considered ourselves Kansas City’s leading law school,” assistant dean for admissions at the law school, Steven Freedman, said. “Now with the Vantage Scholarship, we feel we can recruit just as well on both sides of the border.”