The cost to attend KU is unique to each graduate student’s resident status and degree path. The following figures are a general estimate. Review KU’s full cost tables for a detailed breakdown.
Estimated annual cost, 2020-21
Estimated tuition (plus any program course fees): $10,188
Required campus fees: $984
Room and board: $10,726
Estimated cost includes allowances for tuition and fees (based on 18 credit hours each academic year in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; other programs may have additional course fees), room and board, and books. For financial aid purposes, other estimated costs are $2,554 for transportation and $2,240 for personal expenses.
International students should use International Support Services’ cost calculator to estimate their costs of attendance.
Questions should be directed to the Office of the University Registrar.
Tuition and fees
KU’s tuition rate is reviewed every year by KU leadership and approved by the Kansas Board of Regents. We take tuition seriously and communicate transparently about changes to rates and how student dollars are spent.
Campus fees support health and wellness, recreation facilities, campus unions, transit, child care, campus sustainability, and other resources accessible to all KU students. Depending on their degree program, students may also pay course fees to support academic programs and instruction in their specific schools.