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Tuition, Costs and Financial Assistance

Quality education doesn't have to cost a fortune. Learn about program fees and tuition costs for our doctoral program.

The cost of an education at the University of Kansas is very competitive with other top speech-language doctoral degree programs in the U.S. Below is an estimate of costs for full-time students finishing the degree program in one year.

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

Kansas Resident
Type Cost Semesters/Hours Amount
Graduate tuition - Kansas resident $421.15/credit hour 33 credit hours to complete degree $13,897.95
Campus fees (spring & fall) $421.77/semester 2 semesters $843.54
Campus fees (summer) $63/semester 1 semester $63
Estimated tuition and fees for Kansas residents $14,804.49
Non-resident
Type Cost Semesters/Hours Amount
Graduate tuition - non-resident $989.60/credit hour 33 credit hours to complete degree $32,656.80
Campus fees (spring & fall) $421.77/semester 2 semesters $843.54
Campus fees (summer) $63/semester 1 semester $63
Estimated tuition and fees for nonresident students $33,563.34

Additional Expenses

The following items are required for students but are not paid to KU and the costs are not determined by KU.

  • Background check report: this one-time fee is paid by the student directly to reporting agency after admission to the program.
  • Students in this program are required to have a computer that meets the minimum software and hardware requirements.
  • The cost for hard copy and online textbooks is estimated to be $1,321 per year.
  • Students should also consider expenses for room and board, transportation and other needs. 

Note: tuition, course fees, and campus fees differ based on the campus location of each course. For purposes of this estimate, the higher campus rate was used in each situation. Students are assessed both campus fees if courses are taken in the same semester at both the Lawrence and Kansas City locations.


Scholarships and Financial Assistance

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

Financial Assistance

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