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Estimate of tuition & fees

Please use this tool to calculate an estimate of your tuition, fees, and other charges. For the most up-to-date and accurate information regarding tuition and fees, please refer to the Comprehensive Fee Schedule.

Item Cost
Annual tuition for credits @ $336.80/credit

Tuition charges include technology and infrastructure fees.

Tuition and fee amounts are contingent on Kansas Board of Regents approval in June 2018

Required campus fees

Lawrence campus fees are $458 per semester. Students taking less than 6 hours pay a pro-rated rate of $76.3 per credit hour.

Room and board $6,500 to 14,500
Books $1,076
For financial aid purposes, other estimated costs are $1,892 for transportation and $1,188 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 (2015-2018 standard tuition) (resident)$10,104$337$916$6,500 to 14,500$1,076
Freshmen (2015-2018 standard tuition) (nonresident)$26,187$873$916$6,500 to 14,500$1,076
2018 Freshmen Compact Opt-In (resident)$11,375$379$916$6,500 to 14,500$1,076
2018 Freshmen Compact Opt-In (nonresident)$29,436$981$916$6,500 to 14,500$1,076
2017 Freshmen Compact Opt-In (resident)$11,153$372$916$6,500 to 14,500$1,076
2017 Freshmen Compact Opt-In (nonresident)$28,860$962$916$6,500 to 14,500$1,076
2016 Freshman Compact Opt-In (resident)$10,575$353$916$6,500 to 14,500$1,076
2016 Freshman Compact Opt-In (nonresident)$27,359$912$916$6,500 to 14,500$1,076
2015 Freshmen Compact Opt-In (resident)$9,981$333$916$6,500 to 14,500$1,076
2015 Freshmen Compact Opt-In (nonresident)$25,815$861$916$6,500 to 14,500$1,076
Transfers & non first-time freshmen (resident)$10,104$337$916$6,500 to 14,500$1,076
Transfers & non first-time freshmen (nonresident)$26,187$873$916$6,500 to 14,500$1,076
Law students (resident)$12,063$416$916$10,054$1,364
Law students (nonresident)$28,102$969$916$10,054$1,364
Online students (resident)$0$0$916$10,340$584
Online students (nonresident)$0$0$916$10,340$584
Graduate students (resident)$9,983$416$916$10,340$584
Graduate students (nonresident)$23,257$969$916$10,340$584
Pharmacy students (resident)$0$0$916$6,500 to 14,500$1,076
Pharmacy students (nonresident)$0$0$916$6,500 to 14,500$1,076
Edwards Campus undergraduate (resident)$10,104$337$916$6,500 to 14,500$1,076
Edwards Campus undergraduate (nonresident)$26,187$873$916$6,500 to 14,500$1,076
Edwards Campus graduate (resident)$9,983$416$916$10,340$584
Edwards Campus graduate (nonresident)$23,257$969$916$10,340$584
KUMC Undergraduate (resident)$10,063$335$916$12,978$1,625
KUMC Undergraduate (nonresident)$26,210$874$916$12,978$1,625
KUMC Graduate (resident)$9,909$413$916$12,978$1,313
KUMC Graduate (nonresident)$23,285$970$916$12,978$1,313
Medical Students (resident)$0$0$916$17,304$1,200
Medical Students (nonresident)$0$0$916$17,304$1,200
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
Applied Biostatistics (MS) 677.00 100%
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%
Clinical Laboratory Science 55.45 100%
College Online BGS 386.40 100%
Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) 319.05 100%
Doctor of Medicine 0.00 100%
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 595.00 100%
Health Information Management 55.45 100%
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 850.00 100%
Master's in Curriculum and Instruction 575.00 100%
Master's in Educational Administration 575.00 100%
Master's in Special Education 595.00 100%
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%
Nurse Anesthesia (DNAP) 243.00 100%
Nursing (BSN) 33.25 100%
Occupational Therapy (MOT, MS, OTD) 121.55 100%
Pharmacy (after pre-pharmacy completed) 0.00 100%
Physical Therapy (DPT) 121.55 100%
Respiratory Care 55.45 100%
School of Health Professions (MS, PhD, AuD, SLPD) 55.45 100%
School of Medicine (MHS, MS, MPH, PhD) 0.00 100%
School of Nursing (MSN, DNP, PhD) 144.10 100%
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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