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Costs & Financial Aid

Your costs will depend on what program you are enrolled in and the amount of time needed to complete your course requirements. The Kansas Board of Regents establishes tuition and fees, which you will pay at the beginning of each semester. To see expected costs, please visit the website of your program of interest and select "Costs and Financial" aid. 

Additionally, we encourage you to explore the available scholarship opportunities.

Pipeline Scholarship for Incoming Students

This scholarship is designed to give students a financial boost when beginning a program in the School of Health Professions, and then to continue that support during their pursuit of a degree from KU. Recipients receive up to $3,000 for one academic year. This amount automatically renews each year as long as the student remains in good standing in their academic program.

The goal of this award is to provide educational opportunities for students from a wide variety of different backgrounds, including socioeconomic status, geographic location, ethnicity, race, sex and gender in order to create career opportunities and to build a diverse health care workforce to improve the lives of our communities. See eligibility and more on our scholarships page.

group of people in scrubsThe Underserved Communities Have a Medical Provider (U-CHaMP) program provides students a chance to earn a substantial scholarship toward a bachelor's or graduate degree. This is an immersive health professions educational experience. The goal of the program is to improve diversity of the health care workforce and reduce the health disparties often found in underserved communities.

Learn about the great opportunities available for each student who becomes a U-CHaMP ambassador – with an opportunity to qualify for a $10,000 scholarship that renews every year of study! 

Explore U-CHaMP

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Special MetroRate opportunity – Missouri students qualify for Kansas in-state tuition for this specific academic program, if they are residing in one of the following counties for the past 12 consecutive months at the time of your application: Bates, Buchanan, Cass, Clay, Clinton, Henry, Jackson, Johnson, Lafayette, Platte, or Ray. More details are available at the Office of the Registrar.


Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for students who qualify.

Federal assistance includes the following:

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
  • Federal Work Study
  • Federal Direct Loans (subsidized, unsubsidized, Parent PLUS)

The School of Health Professions provides a number of scholarship award opportunities for currently enrolled students.

KU Medical Center provides information about additional grants and scholarships which may be available. Please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid with questions or for assistance. 

Get Started: Apply for Financial Aid

To complete the FAFSA, visit the FAFSA application site and provide the school code for the University of Kansas: 001948.

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. 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.

KU School of Health Professions

KU School of Health Professions
KU Medical Center
3901 Rainbow Blvd
Mailstop 2007
Kansas City, KS 66160
913-588-5235 • 711 TTY
healthprofessions@kumc.edu