The tuition for the coursework is charged at the normal undergraduate rate through the University. Financial aid at the University of Kansas Medical Center is separate from the Lawrence campus. Contact Student Admissions and Records (913) 588-6591 for questions or additional information regarding tuition, fees, and financial aid.
The student is responsible for providing proof of health insurance prior to enrollment. Additionally, accepted students must pay for a pre-professional background check. Although subject to change, approximate fees for books are about $750 for the year.
Beginning Jan 1, 2004, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) initiated a requirement for all incoming students to pay for a background check. This one-time fee must be paid directly to the company performing the background investigation. You will be asked to provide information and make the payment once you have been officially accepted into the program. For more information, please see the School of Health Professions Background Check Instructions.
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 (awarded in the spring for the next academic year starting in fall) 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 acceptance to KU has been completed.