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Tuition & Scholarships

A KU degree is a valuable investment — our priority is making it one you can afford


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59% receive renewable scholarships


  • Each year, we give out millions of dollars in scholarships that freshmen can renew throughout their four years here.
  • No separate scholarship application necessary. All you have to do is meet the qualifications and complete your admission application by Nov. 1 to be guaranteed a renewable KU scholarship.
  • There are also tons of privately funded scholarships you can apply for.
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$202 million in financial aid awards


  • On top of our renewable scholarships, many U.S. students also help fund their KU education through federal grantsloans, and work-study positions on campus.
  • To be eligible for your biggest possible financial aid package, complete your KU application by Nov. 1 and then file your FAFSA between Jan. 1 and March 1. That's it, no separate forms or applications.
  • Kansas residents are also eligible for additional scholarships from their home state. File a separate state aid application by May 1 to be eligible for these.
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1 of 34 AAU public universities


  • We belong to an invitation-only group of the best universities in the country called the Association of American Universities. That means renowned professors and researchers, a reputation for challenging academic programs, and a degree respected by employers worldwide.
  • We're the only AAU school in Kansas, and our tuition costs are much lower than most of our AAU peers, which makes your KU degree a valuable investment.
KU Medical Students

An investment in your future A degree from KU positions you for a great start. More than just your diploma, you'll get:


  • Hands-on experience in classes
  • Internship opportunities that leading companies offer just for Jayhawks
  • University Career Center resources and services to guide you in the right direction
  • A network of nearly 350,000 alumni who know the value of a KU education

Estimated annual cost, 2017-18

 

Kansas residents

Out-of-state residents

Estimated tuition (plus any program course fees) $9,976 $25,896
Required campus fees $908 $908
Housing and meals $6,300 - $14,000 $6,300 - $14,000
Books $1,080 $1,080

TOTAL

$18,264 - $25,964

$34,184 - $41,884

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 $1,944 for transportation and $1,182 for personal expenses and $72 for loan fees.

Complete list of tuition & fees

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