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Costs, Financial Aid and Scholarships

Note for applicants: Information on this page applies to the master's degree program only.

The cost of an education is affordable at the University of Kansas. Below is an estimate of costs for full-time students finishing the degree program in three years. These figures are based off the KU comprehensive fee schedule. These figures are provided as a guide only and are not an official quote of costs. This information is subject to change by the Kansas Board of Regents and the University of Kansas.

Kansas Resident

Graduate tuition - Kansas resident

$412.89 / credit hour

83 credit hours to complete degree

$34,269.87

OT course fees

$121.55 / credit hour

83 credit hours to complete degree

$10,088.65

E-Learning course fees

$100.00 / credit hour

3 credit hours of curriculum are online

$300.00

Campus fees (spring & fall)

$418.77 / semester

6 semesters

$2,512.62

Campus fees (summer)

$62.00 / semester

1 semester

$62.00

Background check 

$59.00

one-time fee

$59.00

Estimated total tuition and fees for Kansas residents

$47,292.14

 

 

 

 

 

Non-Resident

Graduate tuition - non-resident

$970.20 / credit hour

80 credit hours (on campus course tuition)

$80,526.60

Graduate tuition- online

$412.89 / credit hour

3 credit hours (online course tuition)

$1,238.67

OT course fees

$121.55 / credit hour

83 credit hours to complete degree

$10,088.65

E-Learning course fees

$100.00 / credit hour

3 credit hours of curriculum are online

$300.00

Campus fees (spring & fall)

$418.77 / semester

6 semesters

$2,512.62

Campus fees (summer)

$62.00 / semester

1 semester

$62.00

Background check 

$59.00

one-time fee

$59.00

Estimated tuition and fees for non-residents

$94,787.54

Notes:

  • Students should also consider expenses for textbooks, room and board, transportation, and other needs.
  • A drug screening may be required at clinical sites. More info

Scholarships
Note: These awards are typically available to students after the first year in the KU occupational therapy program.

Susan Clark Maffei Memorial Occupational Therapy Scholarship
This is a self-nominating scholarship awarded each year to a selected full-time student enrolled in the MOT program. The student must demonstrate academic merit, financial need, and a sincere, compassionate attitude of service to others.

Barbara Reber Umlauf Scholarship
The Barbara Reber Umlauf Memorial Scholarship is a self-nominating scholarship awarded each year to selected full-time students enrolled in the MOT program. The recipients must be members of the Student Occupational Therapy Association, have participated in both volunteer and work experiences, and have a competitive grade point average. Applications will be sent to students in the spring, and awarded in the following fall and spring semester.

Kathlyn ‘Kitty’ Reed Occupational Therapy Scholarship
Dr. Kathlyn ‘Kitty’ Reed established this scholarship to recognize a deserving occupational therapy student. The recipient must be an outstanding graduate student. This is not a self-nominating scholarship. The OT Scholarship Committee determines the recipient of this scholarship.

Ellen Roose Scholarship
The Ellen Roose Scholarship is for a deserving graduate teaching assistant occupational therapy student. This is not a self-nominating scholarship. The OT Scholarship Committee determines the scholarship recipient.

Andy Thompson Award
Established by the family of Andy Thompson, a KU OT graduate, the Andy Thompson Award is awarded to a third year graduating occupational therapy student. This is a self-nominating award. The recipient of this award must possess an interest in serving individuals with traumatic brain injury or psychiatric disabilities. Applications will be sent to qualifying students and the recipient awarded at graduation.


Community Internship Opportunity
Since the early 1990’s, the KU Department of Occupational Therapy Education has collaborated with local organizations to provide graduate student internship opportunities which may be eligible for in-state tuition. Minds Matter, LLC is a local organization which provides cognitive and behavioral training and consulting while supporting trainers and therapists who work with people with disabilities within their communities. Students who are part of this paid internship work with men and women in individual home and community settings to meet independent living needs.

To qualify, students must meet the following requirements:

  1. Currently a KU graduate-level student in the second or third year of the occupational therapy program.

  2. Availability to work 10-15 hours a week

  3. A non-resident of Kansas

For more information about this opportunity please contact the Department Occupational Therapy Education at 913-588-7195 or otprogram@kumc.edu.

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: Jul 11, 2018

Application window:
Application materials are accepted Aug. 1–Dec. 1 for the class entering the program the following summer. All application materials must be received by December 1 for an application to be complete and qualified for review.

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JaySTART Clinic
This clinic provides free occupational and physical therapy services to patients in the Kansas City community. Learn about rehabilitation services provided by the clinic and how to make an appointment.

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