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Costs and Financial Aid: KU CLS Program

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.




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

Background check (required for all students)


one-time fee

Drug screening (may be required, based on clinical site)


one-time fee

Seat deposit (applied to tuition upon admission)



Additional expenses, supplies, attire, textbooks, etc. (estimated)


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 at KU Medical Center in the clinical science program only. Applicants to the CLS program entering college as a first-year student at KU may estimate tuition costs using the Lawrence campus tuition site.

Tuition for these students 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.

In addition to having a computer that meets the minimum software and hardware requirements, students may also have expenses related to student health insurance and parking on campus.


Due to the generosity of our benefactors, we are able to offer scholarships to students, particularly in the last year of the program. Students must be accepted into the program at KU to apply for these scholarships.

  • June Hull-Sherrid Fund #1 Scholarships are awarded to qualified applicants who are non-Kansas high school graduates and are based on financial need or scholastic achievement.
  • June Hull-Sherrid Fund #2 Scholarships are awarded to qualified applicants who are Kansas high school graduates and are often of substantial value.
  • Bertha Martha Conner Fund: scholarships are awarded to qualified applicants and are based on financial need or scholastic achievement.
  • Alan Voos Memorial Scholarship Fund: scholarships are awarded to qualified applicants and are based on financial need.

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.

Advising and Questions

Janet Hudzicki, Ph.D., MLS(ASCP)CM, SM(ASCP)CM
Chair of the undergraduate admissions

KU School of Health Professions

University of Kansas Medical Center
Clinical Laboratory Science
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Mailstop 4048
Kansas City, KS 66160
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