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Tuition and Aid

Tuition for this program differs from other degree programs at KU Medical Center: the "common price" per credit hour is established and reviewed annually by the Great Plains IDEA Financial Officers Function Team.

The cost per credit hour is the same at any of the eight participating institutions. Also, tuition is not affected by location or residency in a particular state. The price includes all fees and online delivery costs. 

View current costs on the Great Plains IDEA website.

The online master's degree program requires 36 credit hours.

Additional Expenses

Students in this program are required to have a computer that meets the minimum software and hardware requirements and a high-speed Internet connection.

Other costs may include textbooks or other learning materials. Expenses vary from course to course.


View a list of 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.

School of Health Professions

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KU Medical Center
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Mailstop 4013
Kansas City, KS 66160
913-588-5355 • 711 TTY