Tuition and Fees

The cost of an education is affordable at the University of Kansas. See below for tuition, fees and other information in addition to financial aid and scholarship resources.

The figures provided here apply to the on-campus bachelor's degree program only. Costs for the RHIT-to-RHIA online bachelor's degree-completion program and master's in health services administration are not covered here. In addition, tuition may vary for KU students utilizing the KU 4-Year Tuition Compact.

The amounts listed below are based on the 2015-2016 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 residents)


per credit hour

60-63 credit hours to complete degree

Undergraduate course fee


per credit hour

60-63 credit hours to complete degree

E-learning undergraduate course fees


per credit hour


Campus fees


per semester

4 semesters

Background check  (required for all students)


one-time fee

AHIMA membership


per year

2 years

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


per semester

4 semesters

A drug screening may be required depending on the clinical site(s) attended and is the responsibility of the student. Students may also have expenses related to student health insurance and parking on campus. Students in the program are required to have a laptop that meets the program's technical requirements and are responsible for all costs associated with the laptop, including support and maintenance.

A management internship is required to complete the program, and students are responsible for all costs associated with the internship. Expenses vary by location.

The amounts above apply to study during the two years in the health information management 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 when 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 two years apply and differ considerably from Lawrence campus fees.

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Please note: 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.

The application fee to the program is $60.00.

The student is responsible for providing proof of health insurance prior to enrollment.

During spring semester of the senior year, students are required to complete an early application for the national registry exam offered by AHIMA, Commission on Certification for Health Informatics and Information Management (CCHIIM). Course fees cover the cost of registering for the exam. More details on the CCHIIM exam: AHIMA website.

Passing this examination certifies the individual as a professional health information manager and permits the use of the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) credential.

Financial Aid
A number of scholarships and awards are available through the School of Health Professions. In addition, the American Health Information Management Association and the Kansas Health Information Management Association offer scholarships and awards specifically for students entering the a program in HIM. Student loans are also available.

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

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 (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.

Last modified: Nov 20, 2015

Prospective Students
The priority deadline to apply to this program is February 1. Applications may be accepted after the deadline based on space available in the next class.

More about this program:
Program overview
Eligibility and requirements
Apply online
Tuition and fees
KU Core Courses PDF document


We're here to answer your questions and help you prepare for a rewarding career in health information management. Advising for prospective students is available Monday-Friday by appointment. Please email for scheduling.

For advising on the Lawrence campus, please see the KU Undergraduate Advising Center at (785) 864-2834 or visit Strong Hall Room 132.