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Costs, Financial Aid and Scholarships

We make it possible to pursue your dreams through affordable tuition and financial aid.

You'll find that the cost of an education at the University of Kansas is competitive with other top doctoral programs in occupational therapy. A $400 non-refundable tuition fee deposit is required to reserve a spot in this program.

Estimated Costs

This is an estimate of costs for full-time students finishing the degree program in three years.

Kansas Resident Tuition

Graduate tuition

$421.15/credit hr

106 credit hours to complete degree

$44,641.90

Graduate tuition, online

$421.15/credit hr

6 credit hours (online courses)

$2,529.30

OT course fees

$121.55/credit hr

112 credit hours to complete degree

$13,613.60

E-learning course fee

$100.00/credit hr

6 credit hours of curriculum are online

$600.00

Campus fees

$421.77

6 semesters

$2530.62

Estimated total for Kansas residents

$63,915.42

Non-Resident Tuition

Graduate tuition

$989.60/credit hr

106 credit hours to complete degree

$104,897.60

Graduate tuition, online

$421.15/credit hr

6 credit hours (online courses)

$2,529.30

OT course fees

$121.55/credit hr

112 credit hours to complete degree

$13,613.60

E-learning course fee

$100.00/credit hr

6 credit hours of curriculum are online

$600.00

Campus fees

$421.77

6 semesters

$2530.62

Estimated total for nonresidents

$124,17.12

Visit the Registrar's Comprehensive Fee Schedule for complete, current tuition information. The tuition and fees calculator may help you plan for costs related to tuition, fees and books. The Kansas Board of Regents establishes tuition and fees, and they may change at any time without notice. Review the requirements for establishing Kansas residency, set by the Kansas Board of Regents.

Students in this program are required to have a computer that meets the minimum software and hardware requirements. You must submit a background check report to KU and need to provide proof of health insurance and prior to enrollment. KU offers a health insurance plan option to students at a reasonable cost. Additional expenses for textbooks, room and board, transportation and other needs should also be considered.

Scholarships

In addition to scholarships available from the School of Health Professions, our department awards the following scholarships. These awards are typically available to students after the first year in the KU occupational therapy program.

Jennings Nadine Hardesty Scholarship
This scholarship is available in the form of need-based grants for students currently enrolled in an academic program in the Department of Occupational Therapy Education.

Karen Bloyd Jones Professional Development Award
This award provides direct financial support for students currently in an academic program in the Department of Occupational Therapy Education. It may support participation in national or regional meetings or conferences, research presentations, and/or student leadership opportunities.

Susan Clark Maffei Memorial Occupational Therapy Scholarship
This is a self-nominating scholarship awarded each year to a selected full-time student enrolled in the MOT program. The student must demonstrate academic merit, financial need, and a sincere, compassionate attitude of service to others.

Barbara Reber Umlauf Scholarship
The Barbara Reber Umlauf Memorial Scholarship is a self-nominating scholarship awarded each year to selected full-time students enrolled in the MOT program. The recipients must be members of the Student Occupational Therapy Association, have participated in both volunteer and work experiences, and have a competitive grade point average. Applications will be sent to students in the spring, and awarded in the following fall and spring semester.

Kathlyn ‘Kitty’ Reed Occupational Therapy Scholarship
Dr. Kathlyn ‘Kitty’ Reed established this scholarship to recognize a deserving occupational therapy student. The recipient must be an outstanding graduate student. This is not a self-nominating scholarship. The OT Scholarship Committee determines the recipient of this scholarship.

Ellen Roose Scholarship
The Ellen Roose Scholarship is for a deserving graduate teaching assistant occupational therapy student. This is not a self-nominating scholarship. The OT Scholarship Committee determines the scholarship recipient.

Andy Thompson Award
Established by the family of Andy Thompson, a KU OT graduate, the Andy Thompson Award is awarded to a third year graduating occupational therapy student. This is a self-nominating award. The recipient of this award must possess an interest in serving individuals with traumatic brain injury or psychiatric disabilities. Applications will be sent to qualifying students and the recipient awarded at graduation.

Learn more about scholarship opportunities from KU School of Health Professions.

Financial Aid

We encourage students to complete the FAFSA in order to be considered for federal aid. To complete the FAFSA, please visit the FAFSA application site 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)

Don't wait to be accepted into the 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.

The priority deadline is March 1. After the priority deadline, any remaining financial aid will be awarded as available. Some grants and low-interest loans have limited funding. 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 is completed.

KU School of Health Professions

Occupational Therapy Education
KU Medical Center
3901 Rainbow Blvd  MS2003
Kansas City, KS 66160
913-588-7195 • 711 TTY