Costs

Using tuition dollars and fees, the University of Kansas promises to provide the best possible student experience. Paying for KU, though, is a personal matter, and it is important that you understand the costs you'll incur. Use our Net Price Calculator for a personalized estimate.
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Estimated annual cost, 2020-21

Estimated tuition (plus any program course fees): $10,092

Required campus fees: $1,074

Housing and meals: $6,500-$14,500

Books: $1,212

Total: $18,876 - $26,878

 

Estimated cost includes allowances for tuition and fees (based on 30 hours each academic year in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; other programs may have additional course fees), room and board, and books. For financial aid purposes, other estimated costs are $1,920 for transportation and $1,214 for personal expenses and $68 for loan fees.

Complete list of tuition & fees

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Questions should be directed to the Office of the University Registrar.

Estimated annual cost, 2020-21

Estimated tuition (plus any program course fees): $26,960

Required campus fees: $1,074

Housing and meals: $6,500-$14,500

Books: $1,212

Total: $35,746-$43,746

 

Estimated cost includes allowances for tuition and fees (based on 30 hours each academic year in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; other programs may have additional course fees), room and board, and books. For financial aid purposes, other estimated costs are $1,920 for transportation and $1,214 for personal expenses and $68 for loan fees.

Complete list of tuition & fees

Net Price Calculator

Questions should be directed to the Office of the University Registrar.

Estimated annual cost, 2020-21

Estimated tuition (plus any program course fees): $10,092

Required campus fees: $1,074

Housing and meals: $6,500-$14,500

Books: $1,212

Total: $18,876 - $26,878

 

Estimated cost includes allowances for tuition and fees (based on 30 hours each academic year in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; other programs may have additional course fees), room and board, and books. For financial aid purposes, other estimated costs are $1,920 for transportation and $1,214 for personal expenses and $68 for loan fees.

Complete list of tuition & fees

Net Price Calculator

Questions should be directed to the Office of the University Registrar.

Estimated annual cost, 2020-21

Estimated tuition (plus any program course fees): $26,960

Required campus fees: $1,074

Housing and meals: $6,500-$14,500

Books: $1,212

Total: $35,746-$43,746

 

Estimated cost includes allowances for tuition and fees (based on 30 hours each academic year in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; other programs may have additional course fees), room and board, and books. For financial aid purposes, other estimated costs are $1,920 for transportation and $1,214 for personal expenses and $68 for loan fees.

Complete list of tuition & fees

Net Price Calculator

Questions should be directed to the Office of the University Registrar.

Tuition

 

KU’s tuition rate is reviewed every year by KU leadership and approved by the Kansas Board of Regents. Some years, tuition increases, while in other years we are able to keep it flat. Know that KU takes tuition seriously, and communicates transparently about changes to rates and how your dollars are spent.

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Housing

The next largest cost for students may be housing. KU offers a range of on-campus options so that students can make a choice based on their priorities, whether they’re location, amenities, culture, or cost. 

Many students choose to live in our newest residence halls on Daisy Hill; others choose more private apartments; some apply to live in KU’s one-of-a-kind scholarship halls, which offer lower cost living for a share of cooking and chores.

Dining

As everyone’s dining preferences and dietary needs differ, students can access a variety of flexible plans through KU Dining Services. Plans can include campus retail dining as well as access to residential dining centers.

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Books

Books and materials used in the completion of coursework can be expensive. That's why KU Libraries encourages the use of and access to open educational resources, which are free for students and faculty members.

Fees

Campus fees support health and wellness, recreation facilities, campus unions, transit, child care, campus sustainability, the university’s newspaper and radio station, and other resources accessible to all KU students. Depending on major, students also pay course fees to support academic programs and instruction in their specific schools.

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