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Costs and Financial Aid

The costs of our program are very competitive when compared to similar programs in the U.S. and financial aid is available through KU School of Health Professions.

The University of Kansas doctoral program in nurse anesthesia practice provides a high-value education that's competitive with other top programs in this field.


Employment During the Program

As a program participant, you will have a full course schedule and should expect to spend up to 64 hours per week dedicated to fulfilling clinic responsibilities, attending classes and studying. Because of the intense and demanding nature of this program, we strongly discourage employment during the program.

The department chair reserves the right to disallow any employment if there is evidence of clinical or academic deficiencies that jeopardize the student’s progress. At no time will a student be employed as an anesthesia provider. Students receive two weeks of discretionary leave annually. In order to be successful in this program, students must be flexible.


Tuition and Fees

Figures presented on this page are based on the KU comprehensive fee schedule; they do not constitute an official quote and are intended to serve as a guide only. All figures are subject to change by the Kansas Board of Regents and the University of Kansas.

KANSAS RESIDENT

Tuition, on-campus courses

$442.20 per credit hour

38 on-campus credit hours in program

$16,803.60

Tuition, online courses

$442.20 per credit hour

43 online credit hours in program

$19,014.60

E-learning fee, online courses

$100.00 per credit hour

43 online credit hours in program

$4,300.00

Campus fees

$421.77 per fall/spring semester
$63.00 incoming summer semester

7 semesters during program
(summer term years 2 and 3 do not require campus fee)

$2,593.62

Course fee

$343.00 per credit hour

81 total credit hours in program

$27,783.00

Total tuition and fees, Kansas residents

$70,494.82

NON-RESIDENT

Tuition, on-campus courses

$1039.10 per credit hour

38 on-campus course credit hours

$39,485.80

Tuition, online courses

$442.20 per credit hour

43 online credit hours in program

$19,014.60

E-learning fee, online courses

$100.00 per credit hour

43 online credit hours in program

$4,300.00

Campus fees

$421.77 per fall/spring semester
$63.00 incoming summer semester

7 semesters during program
(summer term years 2 and 3 do not require campus fee)

$2,593.62

Course fee

$343.00 per credit hour

81 total credit hours in program

$27,783.00

Total tuition and fees, non-KS-residents

$93,177.02

You pay tuition and fees at the beginning of each semester. Tuition and fees are established by the Kansas Board of Regents. Visit the Office of the Registrar's Comprehensive Fee Schedule for complete, current tuition information.

KU reserves the right to make changes in policy, tuition, financial aid and fee structure as the needs of its administration, faculty, students and conducting or affiliating institutions change. These changes may occur without prior notification. Please contact the program office with questions.

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.

Program Deposit

A $1,500.00 program deposit will be required at the time of admission. If a student starts the program as scheduled, the $1,500.00 deposit will be applied toward the student’s tuition in their first semester. If the student does not start the program for any reason, voluntary or involuntary, the deposit will be forfeited.


Other Expenses

  • Background check and drug screenings.
  • Students in this program are required to have a computer that meets the minimum software and hardware requirements.
  • Nursing licenses (Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Oklahoma).
  • Life support recertifications BLS, ACLS, and PALS.
  • Incidental affiliate rotation costs (e.g., transportation, food).
  • AANA membership fee/certification exam fee.
  • Board review course fee.
  • Books and other learning materials.


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
Nurse Anesthesia Education
Mailstop 2020
3901 Rainbow Blvd
Kansas City, KS 66160
913-588-6612 • 711 TTY