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Tuition and Fees

Get a better understanding of tuition, fees and financial aid options for KU's doctoral program in rehabilitation science.

You'll find that the cost of an education at the University of Kansas is competitive with other doctoral programs in rehabilitation science.

You pay tuition and fees at the beginning of each semester. The Kansas Board of Regents establishes tuition and fees, and they may change at any time without notice.

Program Costs

Below is an estimate of costs for full-time students finishing the degree program in four years based on the KU comprehensive fee schedule. These figures are provided as a guide only and are not an official quote of costs. This information is subject to change by the Kansas Board of Regents and the University of Kansas.

Kansas Resident
Graduate Tuition, Kansas Resident $442.20 / credit hour 72 credit hours to complete degree $31,838.40
Campus Fees (spring & fall) $421.77 / semester 8 semesters $3,374.16
Estimated total tuition and fees for Kansas residents  $35,212.56

Requirements for Kansas In-state Tuition Eligibility

Very specific requirements must be met to qualify for Kansas resident tuition rates. If you are a resident of any state other than Kansas, even if living just blocks away from the KU Medical Center campus in Kansas City, Kansas, you will be considered a non-resident applicant. Learn more about the requirements. Please direct questions to the Office of the Registrar.

Graduate Tuition, Non-Resident $1,039.10 / credit hour 72 credit hours to complete degree $74,815.20
Campus Fees (spring & fall) $421.77 / semester 8 semesters $3,374.16
Estimated total tuition and fees for non-residents  $78,189.36

Additional Expenses

The following items are required for students, but are not paid directly to KU; therefore, costs may not be determined by the program.

  • Background check: this one-time fee is paid by the student directly to reporting agency after admission to the program. See details
  • 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 much of the commonly used software is available at no cost to students. (e.g. Microsoft Office 365).
  • Parking: if on campus, depending on lot (Parking Section 7: Permit Fees).
  • Living expenses: students should consider expenses for room and board, transportation and other needs.

    Any dollar amounts listed are general approximations provided as a guide only and are not an official quote of costs.

    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.

    Scholarship Opportunities

    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