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Costs and Financial Aid

Learn costs and financial aid options for KU's doctor of audiology (Au.D.) program.

You'll find the cost of an education at the University of Kansas is competitive with other top doctoral programs in audiology. 

See below for tuition, fees and other financial information, in addition to financial aid and scholarship resources. The costs below are an estimate of expenses for full-time students finishing the audiology degree program in four years.

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

Tuition and fees differ based on the location of specific courses on the KU Lawrence campus and/or at the KU Medical Center campus. The higher campus rate was used in the table below. Students are assessed both campus fees if courses are taken in the same semester at both locations.

You pay tuition and fees at the beginning of each semester. Visit the Registrar's comprehensive fee schedule for complete, current tuition information. The Kansas Board of Regents establishes tuition and fees, and they may change at any time without notice.

The University of Kansas does not offer reciprocal tuition rates for residents of Missouri or any other state, and does not participate in the Midwest Student Exchange Program.

Tuition and Fees

Estimated total tuition and fees for Kansas residents
Type Cost Semesters Amount
Graduate Tuition - Resident $421.15/credit hour 100 credit hours to complete degree $42,115.00
Campus Fees (Spring and Fall) $491.95/semester 8 semesters $3,935.60
Campus Fees (Summer) $63.00/semester 3 semesters $189.00
Online Course Fees $100.00/credit hour 4 credit hours $400.00
Course Fees*
Estimated total tuition and fees  $46,639.60
Estimated total tuition and fees for non-residents
Type Cost Semesters Total Cost
Graduate Tuition - Non-Resident $1,000.95/credit hour 100 credit hours to complete degree $100,095.00
Campus Fees (spring & fall) $491.95/semester 8 semesters $3,935.60
Campus Fees (summer) $63.00/semester 3 semesters $189.00
Online course fee $100.00/credit hour 4 credit hours $400.00
Course Fees*
Estimated total tuition and fees for non-residents $104,619.60

Note: Because this program is offered on both the KU Medical Center and Lawrence campuses, it's important to manage coursework so that it doesn't take place at both campus locations during the same semester.

* Students will be assessed a class fee of $1,250 each time they enroll in AUD 843 Clinical Practicum in Audiology. The total cost for this fee in the first year is $2,500. The total cost for this fee in the second year is $2,500. Revenue from this fee will be used to support costs associated with clinical education within the on-campus clinic and to develop and maintain a clinical skills training lab. 

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 Office of the Registrar.

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.

  • Calipso – an online database used for clinical activities. This one-time registration fee covers all four years in 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.
  • Hardcopy and online textbooks ($1,300 per year, estimated).
  • 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.

Scholarships and Financial Assistance

Learn about financial aid, fellowships and other opportunities for support to help with the cost of your program. 

Financial Assistance

KU School of Health Professions