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Resources for Students

We've gathered information about a variety of offices and programs that can help provide support for your education and well-being.

Tuition and Fees

Your costs will depend on what program you are enrolled in and the amount of time needed to complete your course requirements. The Kansas Board of Regents establishes tuition and fees for our programs. Visit the Registrar's Office for information about tuition and fees for each of our programs.

Guide to Tuition and Fees

Students who are interested in applying for financial aid for the upcoming school year must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Financial Aid (FAFSA) and KUMC financial aid documents. Some financial aid grants and low-interest loans have limited funding. To be considered for those programs, you must complete your FAFSA by the KUMC Student Financial Aid priority deadline date of February 14, prior to the start of the academic year, in addition to completing the additional KUMC documents. Students should not wait to be accepted into the program to begin the financial aid process. Please visit the Student Financial Aid Office website for detailed information.

The following list of external resources are meant to assist those graduate students who are interested in funding sources during their academic career. While Graduate Research Assistantships and Graduate Teaching Assistantships are available through the Department of Biostatistics & Data Science Program, they are limited and highly competitive. The links below are additional recommendations of funding availability for graduate students.

NIH and NSF Grants

Graduate Catalog

The Graduate Catalog serves all campuses and includes all relevant policies for completing a graduate degree as well as general information regarding graduate programs and the University.

KUMC Reactivation Request

Student Handbooks

The Graduate Studies section of the KUMC Student Handbook (serves medical center campus only) contains information specific to graduate students and is maintained by the Office of Graduate Studies. 

Other Important Documents

Office of International Programs

If you are applying as an International Student, please visit the KUMC Office of International Programs website for information related to the student visa process and the complete minimum English proficiency requirements.

Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

KU Medical Center is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive learning and working environment that nurtures the growth and development of all students, faculty and staff. Visit the Office for DEI website to learn more.

Student Services

Visit the Academic and Student Affairs website for information on the registrar, enrollment, fees, grades, counseling and student support, financial aid, student health services, wellness and diversity and Kirmayer Fitness Center.

Guidelines for Dissertation and Defense

KUMC LaTeX Dissertation Template (ZIP)

Dissertation and Thesis Formatting Checklist (PDF)

The format of the dissertation must meet all KUMC guidelines as determined by the Office of Graduate Studies. Details of the format of the Dissertation can be found at the Office of Graduate Studies Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD).

KU School of Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center
Department of Biostatistics & Data Science
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Mailstop 1026
Kansas City, KS 66160