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Costs and Financial Aid

Learn about tuition, fees, and financial aid for KU's bachelor's degree in clinical laboratory science.

Tuition and Fees

The cost of an education at the University of Kansas is competitive with other top programs in clinical laboratory science. See below for tuition, fees and other financial information, in addition to financial aid and scholarship resources.

The amounts listed below are based on the KU Comprehensive Fee Schedule. This is provided as a guide only and is not an official quote of costs. All figures are subject to change by the Kansas Board of Regents and the University of Kansas.

Students are responsible for a non-refundable $100.00 seat deposit upon accepting a spot in the program. This is applied as a credit toward your tuition upon enrollment.

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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.




Undergraduate tuition (Kansas resident)


per credit hour

Undergraduate tuition (non-resident)


per credit hour

Undergraduate course fee


per credit hour

Undergraduate e-learning course fee (online courses)*


per credit hour

Campus fees


per semester

* The undergraduate e-learning course fee applies to the courses below. These are offered online during the last semester of the clinical concentration and run concurrently with the corresponding practicums.

  • CLS 639 Urinalysis (1)
  • CLS 640 Clinical Chemistry III and Immunology II (2)
  • CLS 642 Clinical Microbiology II (2)
  • CLS 644 Immunohematology II (2)
  • CLS 646 Hematology III (2)

The amounts above apply to study during the two years in the clinical laboratory science program only. These figures will remain constant as courses are taken at the KU Medical Center campus in the student's third and fourth years. However, KU Medical Center campus fees for these two years apply and differ considerably from Lawrence campus fees.

Additional Expenses

The following items are required for students, but are not paid directly to KU; therefore, costs may not be determined by the program.

  • Background check report – includes a one-time fee is paid by the student directly to reporting agency after admission to the program. See details. In addition, a drug screening may be required for students in the program participating at clinical sites.
  • Computer – must meet the program's minimum requirements.
  • Supplies, laboratory attire, hardcopy and online textbooks: estimated $200 per semester.
  • Room and board, on-campus parking, transportation and other needs.

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.

Advising and Questions

photo of Alex LopezWe're here to answer questions and provide assistance as you explore the field of clinical laboratory science! It is very important to contact us for advising as early as possible in your college career.

High school students, counselors and those in their early years of college study may contact Alex Lopez, our school's outreach and recruitment specialist, with questions at or 913-588-1743 (711 TTY).

photo of Leah AdeIf you're interested in pursuing a bachelor's degree in clinical laboratory science at KU, please contact Leah Ade, MPH, MLS(ASCP)cm, a clinical assistant professor in our program, to schedule an advising session.

Students from institutions other than the University of Kansas: please provide your information online to schedule an advising session.

KU School of Health Professions

University of Kansas Medical Center
Clinical Laboratory Science
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Mailstop 4048
Kansas City, KS 66160
913-588-5220 • 711 TTY