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Tuition and Fees

An education is affordable at the University of Kansas. The tuition for respiratory care course work is charged at the regular undergraduate rate at KU Medical Center.

Prior to entering this program, two years of undergraduate course work is required. The respiratory care course work will provide 62 credit hours toward the university's requirement of 120 total credit hours to fulfill bachelor's degree requirements at KU.

The figures provided here apply only to the on-campus bachelor’s degree program; this page does not consitute a quote and should be used as a guide only. Tuition may vary for KU students utilizing the KU 4-Year Tuition Compact.

Most KU Core requirements must be met by the course work completed before entering the respiratory care program.

Undergraduate Tuition – On campus courses, Kansas Resident

$335.43 per credit hour



Undergraduate Tuition – On campus courses, Non-Kansas-Resident

$873.67 per credit hour



Online Course Tuition – All Students

$335.43 + $80.00 e-learning fee per credit hour



Respiratory Care Course Fee – All Students

$55.45 per credit hour

62 credit hours to complete degree


KU Medical Center Campus Fees – All Students

$418.77 per semester

4 semesters to complete degree


Other Expenses

Background Check Fee

One-time fee, paid by student at time of acceptance directly to vendor





(varies, estimate only)


AARC student membership

Free (reg. $50/yr.)

2 years in program


CRT Exam

One-time application fee



Tuition and fees are established by the Kansas Board of Regents, KU and KU Medical Center, and are subject to change at any time without notice.

The student is responsible for providing proof of health insurance prior to enrollment.

Transfer Students
A maximum of 64 credit hours may be transferred to the program from another academic institution. However, to graduate from KU, 45 credits must be from junior/senior-level course work. This means transfer students must convert at least 11 hours from an associate degree program to KU junior/senior level. The cost for this is $12.50 per course converted.

More Information

Students in the program are required to have a laptop that meets the program’s technical requirements and are responsible for all costs associated with the laptop, including support and maintenance.

A management internship is required to complete the program, and students are responsible for all costs associated with the internship. Expenses vary by location.

Financial Aid
A number of scholarships and awards are available through the School of Health Professions. In addition, the American Health Information Management Association and the Kansas Health Information Management Association offer scholarships and awards specifically for students entering the a program in HIM. Financial aid is also available as loans.

See also: Scholarships for current students offered by the School of Health Professions

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 available 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 admission to KU has been completed.

Last modified: Sep 07, 2018

Prospective Students
The priority deadline to apply to this program is February 1.

Applications may be accepted after the deadline based on space available in the next class.

Learn about the program:
Program overview
Eligibility and requirements
Tuition and fees
KU Core Courses PDF document
Clinical Affiliates
How to apply
Frequently asked questions

Explore the opportunities in this program: Connect with an advisor today!

Karen Schell

Karen Schell, D.H. Sc, RRT-NPS
913-588-4633 (TTY 711)

For advising on the KU Lawrence campus, please contact Robin Merritt at the KU Undergraduate Advising Center or visit third floor Summerfield Hall.