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KU Tuition & Cost

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In State Kansas Resident Sticker Price

In State Costs for University of Kansas
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,224
Other Fees$1,074
Room and Board $9,900
Other Expenses Budget$3,230

Out of State Resident Sticker Price

Out of State Costs for University of Kansas
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,224
Other Fees$1,074
Room and Board $9,900
Other Expenses Budget$3,230

In-State Tuition

In-state tuition at University of Kansas for undergraduate students residing in Kansas is $10,092. Room and board charges total $9,900 per year. Students will also need to budget for books and supplies, which typically amount to $1,224 annually. Other administrative or academic fees are $1,074 for the year. Additionally, students should plan an estimated $3,230 for other miscellaneous expenses throughout the year. In sum, residents attending University of Kansas full time should expect a total annual cost of $25,520.

Out-of-State Tuition

Undergraduate tuition at University of Kansas is $26,960 for out-of-state students. Additionally, out-of-state students are charged $9,900 for room and board, $1,224 for textbooks and educational resources, plus fees of $1,074. Students are advised to budget $3,230 for other expenses. When these costs are combined, annual out-of-state charges total $42,388. This figure is 66.1% higher than what Kansas residents pay.

All price data is sourced from the 2021/2022 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

The average reported annual net price for University of Kansas for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $20,054 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

The net price provides a more realistic estimate of the true cost of attending University of Kansas, once common grants and scholarships have been taken into account. It's important to note that this net price can fluctuate based on factors such as family income and individual financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020

Net Price by Income University of Kansas
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$15,666
$30,001 to $48,000$16,288
$48,001 to $75,000$18,586
$75,001 to $110,000$22,804

Financial Aid

84% of full-time undergrad University of Kansas received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $10,457 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 42% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,240 and 7% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $13,859.

Finanical Aid University of Kansas
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $10,457 84%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $9,469 68%
Pell Grants $4,613 20%
Other Federal Grants $1,602 24%
State and Local Grants $1,250 13%
Federal Student Loans $5,240 42%
Other Student Loans $13,859 7%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to University of Kansas, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $59,072. The loan balance of $59,072 is a four year multiple of the $14,768 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $626 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 4.99%.

Example Loan $59,072
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.99%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $626.26
Total Interest Paid $16,079.38
Sum of All Loan Payments $75,151.38

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price

Year Kansas Residents Non Residents
1 $25,520 $42,388
2 $27,306 $45,355
3 $29,218 $48,530
4 $31,263 $51,927

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at University of Kansas to be $102,080 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 7% annual increase over the next 4 years which is the national trend.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at University of Kansas
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Kansas Residents $336 $1,008 $1,344
Out of State Residents $899 $2,697 $3,596

Estimated cost for a class at University of Kansas based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at University of Kansas versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

University of Kansas Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan Yes

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=155317 IPEDS survey data for University of Kansas.