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Costs & Financial Aid

See the expected costs and financial aid options for KU's master's degree program in athletic training.

The cost of an education at the University of Kansas is very competitive with similar programs across the U.S. Below is an estimate of expenses for full-time students finishing the degree program in two years.

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Special MetroRate opportunity – Missouri students qualify for Kansas in-state tuition for this specific academic program, if they are residing in one of the following counties for the past 12 consecutive months at the time of your application: Bates, Buchanan, Cass, Clay, Clinton, Henry, Jackson, Johnson, Lafayette, Platte, or Ray. More details are available at the Office of the Registrar.

These figures are for the academic year fall 2022 to summer 2023 and based on the KU comprehensive fee schedule.

Kansas Resident
Graduate Tuition, Kansas Resident $421.15 / credit hour 68 credit hours to complete degree $28,638.20
Course Fees $121.55 / credit hour 68 credit hours $8,265.40
Campus Fees (spring & fall) $491.95 / semester 4 semesters $1,967.80
Campus Fees (summer) $63.00 / semester 1 semester $63.00
Estimated total tuition and fees for Kansas residents  $38,934.40
Graduate Tuition, Non-Resident $1,000.95 / credit hour 68 credit hours to complete degree $68,064.60
Course Fees $121.55 / credit hour 68 credit hours $8,265.40
Campus Fees (spring & fall) $491.95 / semester 4 semesters $1,967.80
Campus Fees (summer) $63.00 / semester 1 semester $63.00
Estimated total tuition and fees for non-residents  $78,360.80

Any dollar amounts listed are general approximations 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.

Additional Expenses

The following items are required for students but are not part of the standard tuition and fees table.

  • Non-refundable deposit: a $100 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve a spot in this program.
  • Background check and drug screening: this 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.
  • Health requirements for enrollment: this includes required vaccinations, blood tests and physical exams.
  • Computer required: students in this program are required to have a computer (laptop preferred) that meets the minimum software and hardware requirements. Please note that many of the commonly used software is available free to students. (e.g. Microsoft Office 365).
  • Parking: surface lot parking ranges from $144-$486 per year depending on lot (Parking P & P Section 7: Permit Fees).
  • Clinical education costs: additional costs specific to clinical education at affiliate sites include clothing (~$100/year), transportation (gas, parking, etc), food, and lodging.
  • Course materials/textbooks: the cost for hardcopy and online textbooks or other resources is estimated to be $1,321.00 for the duration of the program.
  • Living expenses: students should consider expenses for room and board, transportation and other needs.

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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

Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Science, and Athletic Training
University of Kansas Medical Center
Mail Stop 2002
3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66160