These are the estimated program costs for the academic year that includes fall 2013, spring 2014, and summer 2014 for the 12-hour online graduate certificate in dietetics and integrative medicine. There are four required courses and each course is three credit hours. Usually students finish the program over four semesters. When the student continues in the program the following academic year, tuition and fees will change as tuition and fees are revised annually by the Kansas Board of Regents for the next academic year.
The graduate-level tuition for online courses for residents or non-residents is $344.25 per credit hour. The e-learning fee for online courses is $65 per credit hour. Campus fees for KU Medical Center online students for fall 2013 are $87.45 and for spring 2014 are $110.25. If the student finishes the program in the academic year of 2013-2014 the program cost estimate for tuition and e-learning fee for 12 hours equals $4911. Please note the online student campus fees of $197.70 for fall and spring semesters are required in addition to tuition. Other expenses, such as textbooks and supplies, will apply and can be obtained from course syllabi.
For more details about tuition and fees, please see the Office of the Registrar's website.
The student financial aid office calculates budgets for students applying for aid at KU Medical Center in order to determine a student's need.
Any dollar amounts listed are general approximations 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.
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.