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Tuition, Costs and Financial Assistance

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The cost of an education at the University of Kansas is very competitive with other top programs in the U.S. Below is an estimate of costs for full-time students finishing the degree program in two-and-a-half years.

These figures for the 2019-2020 academic year and based on the KU comprehensive fee schedule. Any dollar amounts listed are general approximations 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

$421.15 / credit hour

46 credit hours to complete degree


Campus fees (spring/fall)

$491.95 / semester (KU L)
$421.77 / smester (KU Med)

4 semesters


Estimated tuition and fees for Kansas residents




Graduate tuition-nonresident

$1,000.95 / credit hour

46 credit hours to complete degree


Campus fees (spring/fall)

$491.95 / semester (KU L)
$421.77 / smester (KU Med)

4 semesters


Estimated tuition and fees for nonresident students


For details on the items above, please see the KU Comprehensive Fee Schedule. Updated every July, this document reflects the official amounts for tuition and fees for the University of Kansas as approved by the Kansas Board of Regents.

Additional Expenses

The following items are required for students but are not paid to KU and the costs are not determined by KU.

  • Students are required to register for Calipso, an online database used for clinical activities. This one-time fee covers all semesters in the program.
  • Background check report: 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.
  • The cost for hardcopy and online textbooks is estimated to be $1,321.00 per year.
  • Students should also consider expenses for room and board, transportation, and other needs.

Note: tuition, course fees, and campus fees differ based on the campus location of each course. For purposes of this estimate, the higher campus rate was used in each situation. Students are assessed both campus fees if courses are taken in the same semester at both the Lawrence and Kansas City locations.

Opportunities for financial assistance are available for students in the Intercampus Program in Communicative Disorders.

Last modified: Apr 16, 2020

The Office of the University Registrar is responsible for assessing tuition and fees. Tuition and fee amounts charged by the University of Kansas are approved by the Kansas Board of Regents annually and listed in the Comprehensive Fee Schedule.

See also:

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Tuition and Fees, Lawrence Campus.

Tuition and Fees, Medical Center Campus

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