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Costs and Financial Aid

See the expected costs and financial aid options for KU's master's degree program in genetic counseling.

The cost of an education at the University of Kansas is very competitive with similar programs across the U.S. Below is an estimate of expenses. These figures are for the academic year fall 2022 to summer 2023 and based on the KU comprehensive fee schedule.

Any dollar amounts listed are to be used as a guide only and are not an official quote of costs. This information is subject to change by the Kansas Board of Regents and the University of Kansas.

Kansas Resident
KU Graduate-Level Kansas Resident Course Tuition $421.15/credit hour 54 credit hours through KU $22,742.10
Course Fee, Kansas Resident external course $247.50/credit hour 2 credit hours $495.00
Course Fee, KU Medical Center $121.55/credit hour 54 credit hours $6,563.70
Campus Fees, KU Medical Center $491.95/semester 4 semesters $1,967.80
Estimated total tuition and fees for Kansas Residents $31,768.60
Non-Resident of Kansas
KU Graduate-Level Non-Resident Course Tuition $989.60/credit hour 54 credit hours through KU $53,438.40
Course Fee, Non-Resident external course $247.50/credit hour 2 credit hours $495.00
Course Fee, KU Medical Center $121.55/credit hour 54 credit hours $6,563.70
Campus Fees, KU Medical Center $491.95/semester 4 semesters $1,967.80
Estimated total tuition and fees for Non-Residents of Kansas $62,464.90

In-State Tuition Eligibility Requirements

Very specific requirements must be met to qualify for Kansas resident tuition rates. Learn more about the requirements. You can direct questions to the KU Medical Center Office of the Registrar.


View a list of scholarships awarded through the School of Health Professions to currently enrolled students.

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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.

Additional Expenses

The following items are required for students in this program but are not paid directly to KU as part of tuition and course fees.

  • Background check report: this includes a one-time fee paid by the student directly to reporting agency after admission to the program. See details. Additional background checks and/or drug screenings may be required for students in the program to participate at clinical sites.
  • Health requirements for enrollment and clinical placements: this includes required vaccinations, blood tests and physical exams. See details.
  • Computer required: students in this program are required to have a computer (laptop preferred) that meets the minimum software and hardware requirements. Please note that many of the commonly used software is available free to students. (e.g. Microsoft Office 365).
  • Health insurance: students are required to have health insurance. See details.
  • Conference costs: second-year students are required to attend the National Society of Genetic Counselors Annual Education Conference.
  • Textbooks: specific textbooks are required for the program and a list will be provided upon enrollment.
  • Parking: a student parking permit is required. See details.
  • Living expenses: students should consider expenses for room and board, 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.

KU School of Health Professions

University of Kansas Medical Center
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Kansas City, KS 66160
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