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Residency for Tuition and Fee Purposes

KU Medical Center's resident tuition classification is determined by criteria found in Kansas statutes and regulations of the Kansas Board of Regents.

How Do We Determine Residency

We follow the same rules and regulations regarding residency as the University of Kansas. Important deadlines related to residency applications can be found on our academic calendar.

Students who meet certain categories of criteria, including military-affiliated students and Haskell Indian Nations University (HINU) students and alumni, are eligible for tuition assessments equal to resident rates when authorized by the Kansas legislature and the Kansas Board of Regents. These privileges do not change a non-resident classification.

Students attending a class that is held 100% online are assessed tuition and fees at the Online rate.  Additional information about tuition and fees for your chosen program can be found here

Please note this does not change a non-resident classification.

Residency Application

Please read our detailed instructions prior to completing and emailing the required forms. Learn more about residency application requirements and read our FAQs.


Beginning the 2023-24 academic year, the KUMC School of Health Professions will assess Missouri residents a tuition rate equivalent to Kansas in-state resident rates if they meet required qualifications.  The MetroRate is available to students in the following programs:

  • Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care
  • Master of Science in Athletic Training
  • Master of Science in Genetic Counseling (program to begin fall 2024)

Missouri residents of Bates, Buchanan, Cass, Clay, Clinton, Henry, Jackson, Johnson, Lafayette, Platte, or Ray counties for the past 12 consecutive months are eligible to apply. This information will be based on the address you provide at the time of application to your program.  If you feel you are eligible for the MetroRate and it has not been applied to your account, please feel free to reach out to us at


  • KUMC School of Health Professions students do not need to fill out a separate application to qualify for the MetroRate. If you feel you are eligible for the MetroRate and it has not been applied to your account, you may need to provide additional information to the Registrar’s Office.
  • The MetroRate tuition only is applicable to the specified KUMC School of Health Professions programs.
  • Courses taken through the KU-Lawrence or KU- Edwards campuses will not qualify for the School of Health Professions MetroRate.
  • Students living in the 11 Missouri counties may, however, qualify for the separate KU-Edwards MetroKC tuition rate (application will be required through the Edwards campus).

Need Assistance?

We are always here to help you understand residency requirements and navigate deadlines. Contact the Registrar's Office at 913-588-7055

Registrar's Office

Registrar's Office
University of Kansas Medical Center
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Mailstop 4005 
Kansas City, KS 66160