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Tuition and Financial Aid

The "common price" per credit hour is established and reviewed annually by the Great Plains IDEA Financial Officers Function Team. The price includes all fees and online delivery costs. Please refer to the Great Plains IDEA website for the most updated common price.

What are the costs?
Tuition is $590.00 per credit hour for the 2021-2022 academic year and includes university fees.

The Great Plains IDEA board of directors evaluates and sets the tuition amount per credit hour each year. The cost per credit hour is the same at any of the eight participating institutions. Also, tuition is not affected by location or residency in a particular state.

Note: tuition for this program differs from that of other students in the dietetics and nutrition degree program at KU Medical Center.

Students in this program are required to have a computer that meets the minimum software and hardware requirements and a high-speed Internet connection. Other costs may include textbooks or other learning materials.

Expenses vary from course to course, as content may be delivered in a variety of formats including online, CD, DVD, e-mail lists, message boards, email, videotape, audiotape, guided study, or video conferencing.

See also: KU Medical Center Office of the Registrar

See also: Scholarships for current students offered by the School of Health Professions

Apply for Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for students who qualify. 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 (same timeline as above). The School of Health Professions has scholarship funds available for students based on merit, financial need, or both. 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.

Last modified: May 12, 2021

Eligibility and Requirements
See what's needed to qualify for the online master's degree program.

Program Overview


Eligibility and Requirements

How to Apply

Contact Us

Eligibility and admissions questions
Kendra Spaeth
GPIDEA campus coordinator and course advisor
913-588-8992 (email)

Research questions
Jeannine Goetz, Ph.D., RD
GPIDEA program director