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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 Nurse Anesthesia Education program provides a high-value education that's competitive with other top nurse anesthesia doctoral degree programs.

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

You pay tuition and fees at the beginning of each semester. The Kansas Board of Regents establishes tuition and fees. These may change at any time without notice. Visit the Registrar's Comprehensive Fee Schedule for complete, current tuition information. You may also find the interactive tuition and fees calculator helpful (select the dropdowns for KUMC Graduate and Nurse Anesthesia).

KANSAS RESIDENT

Tuition, on-campus courses

$421.15 per credit hour

38 on-campus credit hours in program

$16,003.70

Tuition, online courses

$421.15 per credit hour

43 online credit hours in program

$18,109.45

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

$243.00 per credit hour

81 total credit hours in program

$19,683.00

Total tuition and fees, Kansas residents

$60,689.77

NON-RESIDENT

Tuition, on-campus courses

$989.60 per credit hour

38 on-campus course credit hours

$37,604.80

Tuition, online courses

$421.15 per credit hour

43 online credit hours in program

$18,109.45

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

$243.00 per credit hour

81 total credit hours in program

$19,683.00

Total tuition and fees, non-KS-residents

$82,290.87

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 Student 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

Scholarships and Financial Aid

There are a few scholarships available to students while in the program, but most students use student loans to cover the majority of the program's cost. Visit the Office of Student Financial Aid for comprehensive information.

Financial aid is available to qualified students. We encourage students to complete the FAFSA in order to be considered for federal aid. To complete the FAFSA, please visit fafsa.ed.gov and provide the school code for the University of Kansas: 001948.

Federal assistance includes the following:

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
  • Federal Work Study
  • Federal Direct Loans (subsidized, unsubsidized, Parent PLUS)

Students are strongly encouraged to complete the FAFSA by the March 1 deadline. Don't wait to be accepted into the doctoral program before beginning 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 FAFSA.

For information about scholarships for current students, visit the School of Health Professions.

Tuition and fees are established by the Kansas Board of Regents and are subject to change. 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. These figures are only a guide and are not an official quote of costs. All figures are subject to change by the Kansas Board of Regents and the University of Kansas.

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.

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