KCU-COB Tuition & Fees

  • Incoming 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.

  • 2016-2017 Academic Year

    • Tuition for the Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (one-year program): $28,472 per year
    • Tuition for the Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (two-year program): $28,472 per year 

    2015-2016 Academic Year

    • Tuition for the Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (one-year program): $27,776 per year
    • Tuition for the Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (two-year program): $27,776 per year

    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 unless 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.

    The University reserves the right to change the schedule of tuition and fees without advance notice and to make such changes applicable to present as well as future students.

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

    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: $10
    Student Identification Badge Replacement Fee: $10

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

    Activity and Health Services Fees
    Student Activity Fee:        $75

    Technology Fee:             $150

    2016-2017 Budget Guides

    Financing your education is an investment in your future. Your educational costs can be minimized if you make wise financial choices during your education at KCU. Students can make adjustments in their living expenses so they do not have to borrow up to their full cost of attendance. Financial Aid is able to offer you opportunities to borrow money for basic areas that you need in order to live and attend school. These loans do accumulate interest while you are in school and during your residency.

    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 2016-17 academic year. You should calculate your monthly expenses based upon your anticipated expenses for the academic year.     

    All allowances for expenses:

    • are established based on the cost of living in the Kansas City area
    • and are designed to provide a modest standard of living for the student only
    • are not normally adjusted to support children (exception – child care costs)
    • cannot be adjusted to provide for a spouse or pet 

    Monthly expenses in loan eligibility include:

    • Monthly estimated expenses -- $2,225
      • This includes rent, utilities, laundry, medical/dental, food, transportation, and personal expenses
    • Books, supplies, and instruments -- $1958
    • Loan Fees
      • Average loans fees are added to the student's cost of attendance
      • Loans are charged origination fee by Direct Loans before they are disbursed to KCU. You can view the most current origination fee and interest rate information at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/loans/interest-rates

    Financial aid funds are to be used solely for educational expenses. It should be noted that the Dept. of Education’s definition of ‘educational expenses’ does not include:  

    • car payments
    • credit card payments
    • other financial obligations
    • higher-than-average rent
    • costs associated with home ownership
    • insurance for children and spouse
    • moving expenses
    • security deposits