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Estimate of tuition & fees

If you're applying to KU, please use our Freshman/Transfer Cost & Aid Calculator to see receive a customized estimate of your financial aid and costs at KU.

You can also use the tool below to calculate an estimate of your tuition and fees. For the most up-to-date and accurate information regarding tuition and fees, please refer to the Comprehensive Fee Schedule. To determine your on-campus housing and meal charges, go to

Item Cost
Annual tuition for credits @ $339.40/credit

Tuition charges include technology and infrastructure fees.

Required campus fees

Lawrence campus fees are $491.95 per semester. Students taking less than 6 hours pay a pro-rated rate of $81.99 per credit hour.

Room and board $6,500 to 14,500
Books $1,212
For financial aid purposes, other estimated costs are $1,966 for transportation and $1,232 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, transfers, and current students (resident)$10,182$339$984$6,500 to 14,500$1,212
Freshmen, transfers, and current students (nonresident)$27,050$902$984$6,500 to 14,500$1,212
2017 Freshmen Compact Opt-In (resident)$11,153$372$984$6,500 to 14,500$1,212
2017 Freshmen Compact Opt-In (nonresident)$28,860$962$984$6,500 to 14,500$1,212
2016 Freshman Compact Opt-In (resident)$10,575$353$984$6,500 to 14,500$1,212
2016 Freshman Compact Opt-In (nonresident)$27,359$912$984$6,500 to 14,500$1,212
Law students (resident)$12,157$419$984$10,428$1,526
Law students (nonresident)$18,192$627$984$10,428$1,526
Online students (resident)$0$0$984$10,568$574
Online students (nonresident)$0$0$984$10,568$574
Graduate students (resident)$10,061$419$984$10,833$580
Graduate students (nonresident)$24,023$1,001$984$10,833$580
Pharmacy students (resident)$0$0$984$10,726$1,212
Pharmacy students (nonresident)$0$0$984$10,726$1,212
Edwards Campus undergraduate (resident)$11,129$371$984$10,833$580
Edwards Campus undergraduate (nonresident)$27,996$933$984$10,833$580
Edwards Campus graduate (resident)$10,962$457$984$10,568$574
Edwards Campus graduate (nonresident)$24,924$1,039$984$10,568$574
KUMC Undergraduate (resident)$10,264$342$984$13,486$1,309
KUMC Undergraduate (nonresident)$26,734$891$984$13,486$1,309
KUMC Graduate (resident)$10,108$421$984$13,486$1,057
KUMC Graduate (nonresident)$23,750$990$984$13,486$1,057
Medical Students (resident)$0$0$984$14,984$1,200
Medical Students (nonresident)$0$0$984$14,984$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) 700.00 100.00%
Architecture 52.95 $80.00 100.00%
Architecture (MArch) 52.95 100.00%
Architecture and Design (MA, MUP, Ph.D.) 52.95 100.00%
Architecture, Design & Planning 52.95 50.00%
Arts (BA & BGS) 27.80 33.00%
Arts (BFA) 27.80 55.00%
Business 126.30 45.00%
Business (BBA) 126.30 $80.00 100.00%
Business (Full-Time MBA or MAcc) 230.20 100.00%
Business (Ph.D.) 126.30 100.00%
Business (Working Professional MBA) 230.20 $80.00 100.00%
Clinical Laboratory Science 55.45 100.00%
College Online BGS 398.00 100.00%
Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) 332.00 100.00%
Doctor of Medicine 0.00 100.00%
Education (BSE) 28.35 60.00%
Education (BSE) 28.35 $80.00 60.00%
Education (MA, MSE, EdD, PhD) 28.35 100.00%
Education (MSE, EdD) 28.35 $80.00 100.00%
Education/Music/Arts 27.80 $80.00 100.00%
Edwards Campus 50.55 100.00%
Engineering 54.70 50.00%
Engineering 54.70 $80.00 50.00%
Engineering (Masters) 61.30 $80.00 100.00%
Graduate Certificate in Special Education, Autism 615.00 100.00%
Health Information Management 55.45 100.00%
Journalism 25.00 33.00%
Journalism 25.00 $80.00 100.00%
Juris Doctor (J.D.) 332.00 100.00%
Liberal Arts & Sciences 0.00 $80.00 100.00%
Master of Laws (LL.M.) 338.60 100.00%
Master's in Business Adminstration 865.00 100.00%
Master's in Curriculum and Instruction 595.00 100.00%
Master's in Education Administration 595.00 100.00%
Master's in Special Education 615.00 100.00%
Master's of Science Digital Content Strategy 500.00 100.00%
Master's of Science in Applied Statistics 700.00 100.00%
Master's of Science in Pharmacology & Toxicology 1,000.00 100.00%
Music 28.50 100.00%
Music (BA) 28.50 45.00%
Music (BFA) 28.50 55.00%
Music (BM) 28.50 75.00%
Nurse Anesthesia (DNAP) 243.00 100.00%
Nursing (BSN) 33.25 100.00%
Occupational Therapy (MOT, MS, OTD) 121.55 100.00%
Pharmacy (after pre-pharmacy completed) 0.00 100.00%
Physical Therapy (DPT) 121.55 100.00%
Respiratory Care 55.45 100.00%
School of Health Professions (MS, PhD, AuD, SLPD) 55.45 100.00%
School of Medicine (MHS, MS, MPH, PhD) 0.00 100.00%
School of Nursing (MSN, DNP, PhD) 144.10 100.00%
Social Welfare 37.50 100.00%
Social Welfare 37.50 43.00%
Social Welfare 37.50 $80.00 100.00%


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 was available as an option to first-time, degree seeking freshmen (both resident and non-resident) who entered KU prior to the 2018-19 academic year. This tuition had the same rate for four years starting freshman year.

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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