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Estimate of tuition & fees

Item Cost
Annual tuition for credits @ $330.25/credit

Tuition charges include technology and infrastructure fees.

Tuition and fee amounts are contingent on Kansas Board of Regents approval in June 2017

Required campus fees

Lawrence campus fees are $457.75 per semester. Students taking less than 6 hours pay a pro-rated rate of $76.3 per credit hour.

Room and board $6,300 to 14,000
Books $1,080
For financial aid purposes, other estimated costs are $1,944 for transportation and $1,182 for personal expenses. In addition, the origination fees associated with borrowing Federal Direct student loans are also added to the cost of attendance. For cost questions, contact the Registrar at or 785-864-4423.
Full cost table
Audience Annual Tuition Cost per credit Annual campus fee Room and board Books
Freshmen (2015-2017 standard tuition) (resident)$9,908$330$916$6,300 to 14,000$1,080
Freshmen (2015-2017 standard tuition) (nonresident)$25,676$856$916$6,300 to 14,000$1,080
2017 Freshmen Compact Opt-In (resident)$11,153$372$916$6,300 to 14,000$1,080
2017 Freshmen Compact Opt-In (nonresident)$28,860$962$916$6,300 to 14,000$1,080
2016 Freshman Compact Opt-In (resident)$10,575$353$916$6,300 to 14,000$1,080
2016 Freshman Compact Opt-In (nonresident)$27,359$912$916$6,300 to 14,000$1,080
2015 Freshmen Compact Opt-In (resident)$9,981$333$916$6,300 to 14,000$1,080
2015 Freshmen Compact Opt-In (nonresident)$25,815$861$916$6,300 to 14,000$1,080
2014 First-time freshmen (resident)$9,638$321$916$6,300 to 14,000$1,080
2014 First-time freshmen (nonresident)$24,921$831$916$6,300 to 14,000$1,080
Transfers & non first-time freshmen (resident)$9,908$330$916$6,300 to 14,000$1,080
Transfers & non first-time freshmen (nonresident)$25,676$856$916$6,300 to 14,000$1,080
Law students (resident)$11,828$408$916$9,164$1,340
Law students (nonresident)$27,553$950$916$9,164$1,340
Online students (resident)$0$0$916$8,954$560
Online students (nonresident)$0$0$916$8,954$560
Graduate students (resident)$7,341$408$916$8,954$560
Graduate students (nonresident)$17,102$950$916$8,954$560
Pharmacy students (resident)$0$0$916$6,300 to 14,000$1,080
Pharmacy students (nonresident)$0$0$916$6,300 to 14,000$1,080
Edwards Campus undergraduate (resident)$9,908$330$916$6,300 to 14,000$1,080
Edwards Campus undergraduate (nonresident)$25,676$856$916$6,300 to 14,000$1,080
Edwards Campus graduate (resident)$7,341$408$916$8,954$560
Edwards Campus graduate (nonresident)$17,102$950$916$8,954$560
Additional campus fees are charged by location. For full cost information, please see the Comprehensive Fee Schedule as published on the Office of the University Registrar website.
Course fees (per credit hour)
School/areaCost per credit-hourCost per credit-hour (first-years)Credit hours per yearFee per semesterApprox. % in-school credit hours
Architecture 50.95 $80.00 100%
Architecture (MArch) 50.95 100%
Architecture and Design (MA, MUP, Ph.D.) 50.95 100%
Architecture, Design & Planning 50.95 50%
Arts (BA & BGS) 27.25 33%
Arts (BFA) 27.25 55%
Business 126.30 45%
Business (BBA) 126.30 $80.00 100%
Business (Full-Time MBA or MAcc) 230.20 100%
Business (Ph.D.) 126.30 100%
Business (Working Professional MBA) 230.20 $80.00 100%
College Online BGS 377.00 100%
Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) 319.05 100%
Education (BSE) 27.25 60%
Education (BSE) 27.25 $80.00 60%
Education (MA, MSE, EdD, PhD) 27.25 100%
Education (MSE, EdD) 27.25 $80.00 100%
Education/Music/Arts 27.25 $80.00 100%
Edwards Campus 50.55 100%
Engineering 54.70 50%
Engineering 54.70 $80.00 50%
Engineering (Masters) 61.30 $80.00 100%
Graduate Certificate in Special Education, Autism 525.00 100%
Journalism 22.05 33%
Journalism 22.05 $80.00 100%
Juris Doctor (J.D.) 319.05 100%
Liberal Arts & Sciences 0.00 $80.00 100%
Master of Laws (LL.M.) 319.05 100%
Master's in Business Adminstration 775.00 100%
Master's in Curriculum and Instruction 555.00 100%
Master's in Educational Administration 555.00 100%
Master's in Special Education 575.00 100%
Master's of Science Digital Content Strategy 450.00 100%
Master's of Science in Applied Statistics 667.00 100%
Master's of Science in Pharmacology & Toxicology 1,000.00 100%
Music 27.25 100%
Music (BA) 27.25 45%
Music (BFA) 27.25 55%
Music (BM) 27.25 75%
Pharmacy (after pre-pharmacy completed) 0.00 100%
Social Welfare 37.50 100%
Social Welfare 37.50 43%
Social Welfare 37.50 $80.00 100%


First-Time Freshman

Also referred to as a new freshman, this is a student who starts at KU immediately after graduating from high school or has never attended another college or postsecondary institution. Students who graduate from high school in spring and enroll at KU for fall of the same calendar year are first-time freshmen, regardless of the number of college or advanced placement credits earned.

Standard Tuition Rates

These are the per-credit-hour rates that all KU resident and nonresident students will pay. Since standard tuition rates are set annually by the Kansas Board of Regents, future standard tuition rates are unknown.

Compact Tuition Rates

Compact Tuition is available as an option to first-time, degree seeking freshmen (both resident and non-resident). This tuition has the same rate for four years starting freshman year and is designed to provide financial predictability, account for future inflation and increases in tuition. Therefore it is higher at the onset because it is an average of what the university anticipates four years at KU will cost.

Required Campus Fees

These are campus fees, approved by and paid by all students, to support services and programs on campus, such as health, recreation, transportation and student activities.

Course Fees

Course Fees are an additional per-credit-hour charge that varies by school within the university to support academic programs and instruction in that specific school.

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