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Cost and Financial Aid

Discover an overview of tuition, fees and financial aid options for KU Medical Center's DCLS program.

Tuition and Fees

The cost of an education at KU Medical Center is competitive with other top DCLS programs. 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 table 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. Visit the Office of the Registrar for additional information.

Course Fees




Traditional/Hybrid Course
In-State* Tuition


Per credit hour

Traditional/Hybrid Course
Out of State Tuition


Per credit hour

Online Course (In-State and Out of State)


In-State Tuition plus graduate e-learning fee/ per credit hour

Semester fees




Online courses only


Per semester

Any Face to Face/Hybrid courses


Per semester (summer semester excluded)

Additional fees




Background check (required for all students)


one-time fee

Drug screening (required, based on clinical site)


one-time fee

Seat deposit**



Courses with a "PTRS" designation


per credit hour

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


per semester

*State Residency is determined at the time of application

**Seat deposit is applied to the student tuition and is required to hold a seat prior to start of program.

Computer requirements - Students in this program are required to have a computer that meets the minimum software and hardware requirements. If computer hardware, software or other equipment are needed, please contact Information Resources at KU Medical Center for assistance: or 913-945-9999.

Additional expenses - Students may also have expenses related to student health insurance and parking on campus. The cost for books, photocopying and supplies varies each semester but is approximately $200-$400.


The University of Kansas School of Health Professions offers a number of scholarship opportunities.

See the ASCLS and ASCP websites for scholarship opportunities.

Other organizations may also offer scholarships for graduate studies.

Financial Aid

We encourage students to complete the FAFSA in order to be considered for federal aid. To complete the FAFSA, please visit the FAFSA application site and provide the school code for the University of Kansas: 001948.

Federal assistance includes the following:

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

Don't wait to be accepted into the program before beginning 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 FAFSA.

The priority deadline is March 1. After the priority deadline, any remaining financial aid will be awarded as available. Some grants and low-interest loans have limited funding. 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 is completed.

Advising and Questions

Renee Hodgkins, Ph.D., MT(ASCP)
DCLS Program Director

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