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. See estimated tuition and fees for the program, based on current rates: Program Costs PDF document. It also shows an estimate of other costs including books, computers, licenses, AANA fees, etc.

Financial Aid and Employment

Due to the intense nature of the program, virtually all students rely primarily on financial aid. There are a few scholarships available to students while in the program. Financial Aid is available primarily in the form of loans. For more information on financial aid, please visit the KU Medical Center’s Student Financial Aid website.

Learning anesthesia is very demanding and therefore student employment is strongly discouraged. Students have a full course schedule and almost all of our students find it impossible to work in addition to the program requirements. 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.

The study of anesthesia is intense and demanding of intellect and time. Students should expect to devote up to 64 hours per week to requirements including clinical experiences, class time, and study time. Students receive two weeks of discretionary leave annually. In order to be successful in our program, students must be flexible!

Tuition and fees are established by the Kansas Board of Regents and are subject to change.

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

Financial Aid Information

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 19, 2013

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Many questions have already been answered here, so please take a look before contacting KU.

Important Dates

Before deciding to apply, please review the program's eligibility and requirements.
Application deadline: July 15
Program start: Summer semester (June)

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