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University of Kansas Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$21,179 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$9,579 tuition
$9,610 on campus room & board
$1,080 books and supplies
$910 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$36,561 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$24,961 tuition
$9,610 on campus room & board
$1,080 books and supplies
$910 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$7,202 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
82% of students receive aid
24% get federal aid ($4,510 avg)
8% get state aid ($1,173 avg)
62% get institn'l aid ($7,202 avg)
47% get loans ($6,684 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 0.131% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 0.181% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $7,971 70%
Federal Grant Aid $4,510 24%
Pell Grants $4,129 23%
Other Federal Grants $1,142 9%
Institution Grant Aid $7,202 62%
State Grant Aid $1,173 8%
Student Loans $6,684 47%
Federal Loans $5,354 46%
Other Loans $8,784 8%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$5,250 Y N N N
$5,000 Y N N N
$2,000 Y N N N
$1,000 Y N N N
$10,900 Y N N N
$1,000 Y N N N
$4,000 Y N N N
$10,963 Y N Y N
$10,000 Y N N N
$1,000 N N Y N
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does University of Kansas offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Tuition Guaranteed Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
1502 Iowa St.
Lawrence, KS 66045
(785) 864-2700
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $319
Out of State $832


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Emily from Chicago, IL
  • I am a current student here

    KU is very affordable with multiple scholarship opportunities. I'm in out of state student and I'm currently paying less then I would for instate tuition in my own home state. Books don't run that much and the activities in and around campus are college budget friendly.

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  • 4
  • Logan
  • I am a current student here

    In-state tuition is very affordable, with loads of scholarship money offered by the university. Apparently out-of-state tuition is also reasonable, as many of my friends live elsewhere.

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  • 4
  • Valerie from Overland Park, KS
  • I am a current student here

    Although college can be expensive, the University of Kansas is more than generous with their scholarships and ensures that you are getting the quality education that you are paying for.

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