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.

  • Tuition for the 2015-2016 academic year is as follows:

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

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    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
    The approximate cost for required Bioethics textbooks is: $550

    Activity and Health Services Fees
    Student Activity Fee:        $75

    Technology Fee:             $150

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    Financing your medical school education is very doable if you make wise choices while at KCU. Financial Aid is able to provide you with opportunities to lend money for most areas that you need in order to live and attend school. 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 2015-16 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 one person
    • are not normally adjusted to support children (exception – child care costs)
    • cannot be adjusted to provide for a spouse

    Monthly expenses in loan eligibility include:

    • Monthly estimated expenses -- $2,225
      • This includes rent, utilities, food, transportation, and personal expenses
      • Most master's programs at KCU are 11 months in length
    • Books, supplies, and instruments -- $500 
    • Loan Fees
      • Average loans fees are added to the students eligibility to borrow so that they do not have to pay those fees out of pocket
      • Loans are charged origination and guarantee fees by your lender before loans are disbursed to KCU

    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