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Tuition and Financial Aid

As a student in our respiratory care dual degree program, you can take up to three online courses from KU. The courses are each three credit hours. 

Tuition and Fees

Online undergraduate course tuition $342.14 (per credit hour)
e-Learning fee $80.00 (per credit hour)
Respiratory Care course fee $55.45 (per credit hour)

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 Office for complete, current tuition information.

To remain activated in the program, KU recommends you stay enrolled during the fall and spring semesters. If you miss a fall or spring semester, a reactivation process is required to regain student status. This includes a $60 processing fee paid to the Office of the Registrar.

To be eligible for financial aid, you must be enrolled in at least six credit hours per semester. If enrolling in a second block course, you need to be registered before the semester to be considered for financial aid. 

Title IV

For the avoidance of doubt and violation of Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 as amended (“Title IV”), during the period of conditional acceptance, Current institution shall be the student’s “home institution” and KU-SHP-RCDS shall be a “host institution” as such terms are defined by Title IV. For each student wishing to receive Title IV assistance, both institutions agree to execute a consortium agreement and any other documents either institution reasonably deems necessary to effectuate KU-SHP-RCDS’s status as a host institution or maintain compliance with Title IV.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

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. If enrolling in a second block course, you need to be registered before the semester to be considered for financial aid. 

Federal assistance includes the Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG), Work Study and Direct Loans (subsidized, unsubsidized, Parent PLUS). Visit the Office of Student Financial Aid to learn more about the federal programs and processes.

Our department awards scholarship funds for qualified students who have completed at least one semester in our online programs. To be eligible, you must complete the FAFSA as noted above.  Learn more about scholarship opportunities from KU School of Health Professions.

Advising and Questions

For questions about this program and whether it's right for you, contact Cheryl Skinner, M.Sc., RRT, CPFT, at cskinner@kumc.edu. Cheryl is the coordinator for KU's online respiratory therapy programs.  

KU School of Health Professions

University of Kansas Medical Center
Respiratory Care and Diagnostic Science
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Mailstop 1013
Kansas City, KS 66160
913-588-4630 • 711 TTY