Students enrolled in the online bachelor’s degree-completion program, regardless of geographic location, pay the current Kansas undergraduate resident tuition rate, health professions course fees, undergraduate e-learning fee, and applicable required off-campus fees for the KU Medical Center campus. Tuition fees are subject to change. Current and specific amounts are updated annually and available in the Comprehensive Fee Schedule published by the Office of the University Registrar.
A one-time application fee of $75 is required.
Those accepted into the program should also plan for routine academic expenses such as textbooks and supplies.
Students in the program are required to have a laptop that meets specific technical requirements and are responsible for all costs associated with the laptop including support and maintenance.
All online students complete a management practicum to complete the program. Although expenses for online students are minimal (and in many cases there are none), be aware that any expenses incurred in relation to the management practicum are the responsibility of the individual student.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Financial aid for students enrolled at KU Medical Center is separate from KU Lawrence campus. Contact the Office of Student Financial Aid for questions or additional information regarding tuition, fees, and financial aid, including student loans.
A number of scholarships and awards are available through the School of Health Professions. In addition, the American Health Information Management Association offers scholarships and awards specifically for students entering a program in health information management.
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.