Costs and Financial Aid

The tuition and fees for KU's nurse anesthesia program are very reasonable when compared to 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 the Office of Student Financial Aid for more information.

Tuition and fees




KANSAS RESIDENT
Tuition, on-campus courses
$394 per credit hour 43 on-campus credit hours in program $16,942
Tuition, online courses
$394 per credit hour 38 online credit hours in program $14,972
E-learning fee, online courses
$100 per credit hour 38 online credit hours in program $3,800
Campus fees $417 per semester 7 semesters during program
(summer term years 2 and 3 do not require campus fee)
$2,919
Course fee $250 per credit hour 81 total credit hours in program $20,250
Total tuition and fees, Kansas residents $58,883

NON-RESIDENT
Tuition, on-campus courses
$924 per credit hour 43 on-campus course credit hours $39,732
Tuition, online courses
$394 per credit hour 38 online credit hours in program $14,972
E-learning fee, online courses
$100 per credit hour 38 online credit hours in program $3,800
Campus fees $417 per semester 7 semesters during program
(summer term years 2 and 3 do not require campus fee)
$2,919
Course fee $250 per credit hour 81 total credit hours in program $20,250
    Total tuition and fees, non-residents $81,673

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 student expenses

  • Background check and drug screenings
  • Books
  • Computer
  • Students are required to have a computer which meets department standards.
  • Nursing licenses (Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Oklahoma)
  • BLS, ACLS & PALS recertifications
  • 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 2016-2017 comprehensive fee schedule, do not constitute an official quote, and are intended to serve as a guide only.

KU 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. Please contact the program office with questions.

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: Feb 20, 2017

red triangle with exclamation point warning The application window for this year has closed. Applications for the class entering summer 2019 will be available here March 15, 2018.

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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