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Costs and Financial Aid: KU CLS Program

The cost of an education at the University of Kansas is competitive with other top programs in clinical laboratory science. See below for tuition, fees and other financial information in addition to financial aid and scholarship resources.

The amounts listed below are based on the 2017-2018 KU Comprehensive Fee Schedule, are provided as a guide only, and are not an official quote of costs. All figures are subject to change by the Kansas Board of Regents and the University of Kansas.

Undergraduate tuition (Kansas resident)


per credit hour

Undergraduate tuition (non-resident)


per credit hour

Undergraduate course fee


per credit hour

Undergraduate e-learning course fee (online courses)*


per credit hour

Campus fees


per semester

Background check  (required for all students)


one-time fee

Drug screening (required depending on clinical site)


one-time fee

Tuition and fee deposit



Additional expenses, supplies, textbooks, etc. (estimated)


per semester

* The undergraduate e-learning course fee applies to the courses below. These are offered online during the last semester of the clinical concentration and run concurrently with the corresponding practicums.

  • CLS 640 Clinical Chemistry III (2)
  • CLS 642 Clinical Microbiology II (2)
  • CLS 644 Immunohematology II (2)
  • CLS 646 Hematology III (2)
  • CLS 648 Clinical Immunology (1)

Students may also have expenses related to student health insurance and parking on campus.

Students in this program are required to have a computer that meets the minimum software and hardware requirements.

The amounts above apply to study during the 2 years in the clinical science program only. Students entering college as a freshman at KU may estimate tuition costs using the Lawrence campus tuition site. Tuition for these students will remain constant as courses are taken at the KU Medical Center campus in the student's junior and senior years. However, KU Medical Center campus fees for these 2 years apply and differ considerably from Lawrence campus fees.

two women work in the blood bank (photo)


Scholarships in the department are available to second-year (senior year) students. Students must be accepted into the program at KU to apply for these scholarships.

  • Kansas high school graduates: June Hull-Sherrid Fund #2 Scholarships are awarded to qualified applicants and are often of substantial value.
  • Non-Kansas high school graduates: June Hull-Sherrid Fund #1 Scholarships are awarded to qualified applicants and are based on financial need or scholastic achievement.
  • Bertha Martha Conner Fund: scholarships are awarded to qualified applicants and are based on financial need or scholastic achievement.
  • Alan Voos Memorial Scholarship Fund: scholarships are awarded to qualified applicants and are based on financial need.

More: Scholarship opportunities for current students in the School of Health Professions

See also: Scholarships for current students offered by the School of Health Professions

Apply for Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for students who qualify. Students should not wait to be accepted into an academic program to begin the financial aid process. Even if the application deadline for the intended program is later in the year, students are strongly encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Financial Aid (FAFSA) by the March 1 priority deadline.

Some financial aid grants and low-interest loans have limited funding. After the priority deadline, any remaining financial aid will be awarded as available.

Even if financial aid will not be requested, students are encouraged to file the FAFSA annually (same timeline as above). The School of Health Professions has scholarship funds available for students based on merit, financial need, or both. The FAFSA enables the school to consider all scholarship funds available. The FAFSA must be completed annually.

The total financial aid award package, including scholarships, loans, or need-based aid, cannot be finalized until the student's application materials and fee have been received and admission to KU has been completed.

Last modified: Jun 26, 2020

Prospective Students
The priority deadline to apply to this program is December 15. Applications may be accepted after the deadline based on space available in the next class.

Learn about this program:
Program overview
Eligibility and requirements
Tuition and fees
KU Core courses PDF document
How to apply
Clinical affiliate sites

For advising on the KU Lawrence campus, please contact Robin Merritt at the KU Undergraduate Advising Center or visit third floor Summerfield Hall.

Students from other institutions: please provide your information online to schedule an advising session.