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Annual tuition for credits @ $307.50/credit

2013 costs are shown because 2014-15 costs aren't finalized by the Board of Regents until July 2014.

$9,225
Required campus fees

Lawrence campus fees are $441.05 per semester. Students taking less than 6 hours pay a pro-rated rate of $73.51 per credit hour.

$882
Room and board $7,700 to 9,500
Books $900
For financial aid purposes, other estimated costs are $2,006 for transportation and $1,562 for personal expenses. For cost questions, contact the Registrar at registrar@ku.edu or 785-864-4423.
Full cost table
AudienceAnnual TuitionCost per creditAnnual campus feeRoom and boardBooks
2014 first-time freshmen (resident)$9,225$308$882$7,700 to 9,500$900
2014 first-time freshmen (nonresident)$23,991$800$882$7,700 to 9,500$900
Transfers & non first-time freshmen (resident)$8,396$280$882$7,700 to 9,500$900
Transfers & non first-time freshmen (nonresident)$21,875$729$882$7,700 to 9,500$900
2013 first-time freshmen (resident)$9,225$308$882$7,700 to 9,500$900
2013 first-time freshmen (nonresident)$23,991$800$882$7,700 to 9,500$900
2012 first-time freshmen (resident)$8,790$293$882$8,852$900
2012 first-time freshmen (nonresident)$22,860$762$882$8,852$900
Graduate students (resident)$6,231$346$882$10,866$600
Graduate students (nonresident)$14,576$810$882$10,866$600
Edwards Campus undergraduate (resident)$8,396$280$882$7,700 to 9,500$900
Edwards Campus undergraduate (nonresident)$21,875$729$882$7,700 to 9,500$900
Edwards Campus graduate (resident)$6,231$346$882$10,866$600
Edwards Campus graduate (nonresident)$14,576$810$882$10,866$600
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 44.65 50%
Architecture 44.65 $80.00 100%
Architecture (Design BFA) 44.65 55%
Architecture (MArch) 44.65 100%
Architecture and Design (MA, MUP, Ph.D.) 44.65 100%
Arts (BA & BGS) 23.90 33%
Arts (BFA) 23.90 55%
Business 119.70 45%
Business (BBA) 119.70 $80.00 100%
Business (Full-Time MBA or MAcc) 218.20 100%
Business (Ph.D.) 119.70 100%
Business (Working Professional MBA) 218.20 $80.00 100%
Education 23.90 $80.00 100%
Education (Elementary Ed.) 23.90 60%
Education (Exercise Sci) 23.90 40%
Education (Health & Phys Ed Teacher) 23.90 70%
Education (Middle & Secondary Ed.) 23.90 45%
Education/Music/Arts 23.90 $80.00 100%
Edwards Campus 47.90 100%
Engineering 47.90 50%
Engineering 47.90 $80.00 50%
Engineering (Masters) 53.70 $80.00 100%
Journalism 19.30 33%
Journalism 19.30 $80.00 100%
Law (J.D. or LL.M.) 247.15 $300.10 100%
Law (S.J.D.) 247.15 $1,000.00 100%
Liberal Arts & Sciences 0.00 $80.00 100%
Music 23.90 100%
Music (BA) 23.90 45%
Music (BFA) 23.90 55%
Music (BM) 23.90 75%
Pharmacy (after pre-pharmacy completed) 173.70 100%
Social Welfare 32.85 43%
Social Welfare 32.85 $80.00 100%

Glossary

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.

Compact Tuition Rates

These are the fixed, four-year, per-credit-hour rates that first-time, degree-seeking freshmen, resident and nonresident, will pay. Each incoming first-time freshman class pays its unique fixed rate tuition for four years.

Standard Tuition Rates

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

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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