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University of Kansas Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$22,827 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$9,579 tuition
$11,262 on campus room & board
$1,076 books and supplies
$910 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$38,209 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$24,961 tuition
$11,262 on campus room & board
$1,076 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)
50% get loans ($6,905 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 $6,905 50%
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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