Costs and Financial Aid

The tuition and fees for KU's nurse anesthesia program are very reasonable when compared to many other nurse anesthesia programs.

This is an intense and very demanding program. Employment by students is strongly discouraged and virtually all students rely on financial aid. Students have a full course schedule and almost all find it impossible to work in addition to the program requirements. Students should expect to spend up to 64 hours per week dedicated to fulfilling clinic responsibilities, attending classes and studying. The department chair reserves the right to disallow any employment if there is evidence of clinical or academic deficiencies that jeopardize the student’s progress. At no time will a student be employed as an anesthesia provider. Students receive two weeks of discretionary leave annually. In order to be successful in our program, students must be flexible!

There are a few scholarships available to students while in the program, but most students use student loans to cover the majority of the program's cost. Visit Student Financial Aid for more information.

Tuition and fees

First Year
3 Semesters

Second Year
3 semesters

Third Year
3 semesters

Program Total
9 semesters

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Note: a $1,500 program deposit will be required at the time of admission. If a student starts the program as scheduled, the $1,500 deposit will be applied toward the student’s tuition in his/her first semester. If the student does not start the program for any reason, voluntary or involuntary, the deposit will be forfeited.

Other program costs

1st Year

2nd Year

3rd Year


Background check: due upon admission.
(Note $1,500 program deposit is due upon admission; this is included in tuition costs above.)





Books (estimate)


$ 600



Computer (estimate)
Students are required to have a computer which meets department standards.





Nursing licenses (Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma)





BLS, ACLS & PALS certifications





Incidental affiliate rotation costs (e.g., fuel, food) (estimate)





AANA membership fee/certification exam fee





Board review course fee





Tuition and fees are established by the Kansas Board of Regents and are subject to change. Figures presented on this page are based on the 2014/15 academic year, do not constitute an official quote and are intended to serve as a guide only.

Examination and Certification fees are set by the AANA.

The KU Nurse Anesthesia program reserves the right to make changes in policy, tuition, financial aid, and fee structure as the needs of its administration, faculty, students, and conducting or affiliating institutions change. These changes may occur without prior notification. For any questions, and to assure that you have the most current information available, please contact the program offices.

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: Sep 12, 2014

red triangle with exclamation point warning The application window for this year has closed. Applications for the class entering summer 2018 will be available March 15, 2017.

Application deadline: July 15
Program start: Summer semester (June)

Frequently Asked Questions: Many questions have already been answered here, so please take a look before contacting the office.

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