The cost of an education is affordable at the University of Kansas. The figures provided here apply to the on-campus bachelor's degree program and should be used as a guide 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 tuition for health information management course work is charged at the normal undergraduate rate at KU. Please note: financial aid for students enrolled at KU Medical Center is separate from KU-Lawrence campus. Contact Student Admissions and Records (913) 588-6591 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 the senior year spring semester, 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 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.