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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Kansas Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for University of Kansas
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,212
Other Fees$1,074
Room and Board $11,318
Other Expenses Budget$3,134
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for University of Kansas
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,212
Other Fees$1,074
Room and Board $11,318
Other Expenses Budget$3,134

Residents of Kansas pay an annual total price of $26,830 to attend University of Kansas on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $10,092 for tuition, $11,318 room and board, $1,212 for books and supplies and $1,074 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $43,698 which is 62.9% higher than Kansas residents. The tuition charge is $26,960 while room and board is $11,318, books and supplies are $1,212 and other fees come in at $1,074.

All price data is sourced from the 2019/2020 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend University of Kansas when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2018/2019
Net Price by Income University of Kansas
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$14,387
$30,001 to $48,000$15,380
$48,001 to $75,000$17,132
$75,001 to $110,000$20,981

The average reported annual net price for University of Kansas for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $19,195 in 2018/2019. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

78% 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 $10,073 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 44% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,330 and 8% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $11,047.

Finanical Aid University of Kansas
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $10,073 78%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $9,075 73%
Pell Grants $4,498 21%
Other Federal Grants $1,200 7%
State and Local Grants $1,023 15%
Federal Student Loans $5,330 44%
Other Student Loans $11,047 8%

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 $564 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 2.75%.

Example Loan $59,072
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $563.61
Total Interest Paid $8,561.44
Sum of All Loan Payments $67,633.44

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year Kansas Residents Non Residents
1 $26,830 $43,698
2 $27,136 $44,196
3 $27,445 $44,700
4 $27,758 $45,209

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 $107,320 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 1.1% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

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

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