KCUMB-COB Tuition & Fees

  • Incoming graduate students must provide assurance, prior to the start of classes, that funding for tuition and budgeted living expenses are covered for the entire academic program. Accepted applicants who are unable to provide this assurance will not be allowed to matriculate in the current academic year; however, they may reapply for the following year if funding assurance is provided.

    Current students must also exhibit the ability to fund tuition and budgeted living expenses to be eligible to advance. Evidence of students' ability to pay will be reviewed annually, approximately 90 days prior to the start of each academic year.

  • Tuition for the 2013-2014 academic year is as follows:

    • Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (one-year program): $27,240
    • Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (two-year program): $13,620 per year
    • Master of Arts in Bioethics: $20,990

    Tuition and fees are due and payable in full before the day of class registration, unless special payment arrangements have been made with the Finance office, or when loan applications for amounts sufficient to cover tuition and fees are on file in the Financial Aid office.
    Tuition includes parking, library privileges and laboratory supplies, but not instruments, equipment, computers, texts, lab manuals or health insurance. Tuition is subject to change annually.


    Application Fee: $30
    The application fee is payable upon submission of application for admission. This fee is non-refundable regardless of reason.

    Admission/Matriculation Fee: $500
    Accepted applicants are required to pay the fee 21 days after their acceptance. The payment schedule for late acceptances may vary. Payment is credited toward tuition once payment of the balance of the tuition is received. Mail acceptance fees to the Admissions Office. Fee is non-refundable regardless of reason.
    Note: Withdrawing prior to matriculation does not negate the no-refund policy.

    Late Registration Fee: $100
    Transcript Fee: $5
    Student Identification Badge Replacement Fee: $25

    Books and Instruments
    The approximate cost for required Biomedical Sciences textbooks is: $500
    The approximate cost for required Bioethics textbooks is: $550

    Activity and Health Services Fees
    Student Activity Fee:        $50 

    Technology Fee:             $150

    Health Service Fee:         $100

    Note: Withdrawing prior to matriculation does not negate the no refund policy.


    This budget information is provided to assist you in estimating your monthly budget and managing your available financial resources (e.g., employment earnings, financial aid and assistance from family members) for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Consequently, you should calculate your monthly expenses based upon your anticipated expenses for the academic year within the student budget. All allowances for expenses in this student budget are established based on the cost of living in the Kansas City area and are designed to provide a modest standard of living for one person. The cost of attendance is not normally adjusted to support children (exception – child care costs) and cannot be adjusted to provide for the spouse.

    Financial aid funds are to be used solely for educational expenses. It should be noted that the Department of Education’s definition of "educational expenses" does not include car payments, credit card payments (or other financial obligations), higher-than-average rent, costs associated with home ownership, insurance for children and spouse, moving expenses and security deposits.