KCU-COM 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 Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine: $44,370 per year

    Budget Guides coming soon.

    2015-2016 Academic Year

    • Tuition for the Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine: $43,288 per year
    • Tuition for the Master of Arts in Bioethics: $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 (KCU Secondary)
    $50

    Fee is payable upon submission of application for admission. (May be waived if applicant receives an AACOMAS fee waiver). Fee is non-refundable regardless of reason.

    Acceptance Fee
    $1,000

    Accepted applicants need to make sure payment is received according to the following schedule:

    • those accepted prior to Nov. 15 will have until Dec. 14;
    • those accepted between Nov. 15 and Jan. 14 will have 30 days;
    • those accepted between Jan. 15 and June 14 will have 14 days;
    • those accepted on or after June 15 may be asked for an immediate deposit.

    Payment is credited toward tuition once payment of the balance of the tuition is received. Acceptance fees should be mailed to the Admissions Office. The Acceptance fee is non-refundable regardless of reason.

    Matriculation Fee
    $1,000

    Payable according to the following schedule:

    • those accepted prior to March 1 will have until March 15;
    • those accepted between March 1 and June 14 will have 14 days to submit a combined acceptance and matriculation fee totaling $2,000;
    • those accepted on or after June 15 may be asked for an immediate deposit.

    Payment is credited toward tuition once payment of the balance of the tuition is received. Mail Matriculation Fee to the Admissions office. Fee is non-refundable regardless of reason.

    Student Activity Fee

    Technology Fee

    $75
    $150

         

    KCU requires successful completion of COMLEX I, II and PE prior to graduation. Examinations (COMLEX) by the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME) require the following fees, which are subject to change. National Board fees are paid directly to:

    National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners
    8765 W. Higgins Rd., Ste. 200
    Chicago, IL 60631-4174
    Telephone: (773) 714-0622
    www.NBOME.org

    COMLEX Level I (includes registration fee)
    $550
    COMLEX Level II-CE
    $550
    COMLEX Level II-PE
    Approx. $1,210
    Cancellation Fee
    $225


    Some KCU students may also choose to take the USMLE. (This is not required by KCU.)
    Examinations by the National Board of Medical Examiners (USMLE) require the following fees and should be paid directly to:

    National Board of Medical Examiners
    P.O. Box 48014
    Newark, NJ 07101-4814
    Telephone: (215) 590-9500

    National Board of Medical Examiners
    3750 Market Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19104-3102
    Telephone: (215) 590-9500
    www.USMLE.org

    Rescheduling Fee
    $85
    USMLE I
    $560
    USMLE II
    $560
    Clinical Skills Examination
    $1,200


    No section or clerkship will be credited toward promotion, graduation or subsequent credit if a student has not paid required tuition and fees, including any additional tuition incurred by repeating any portion of the regular program.

    The trustees of the University reserve 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 of the University, and to establish additional fees or charges for special services whenever, in their opinion, such action is deemed advisable.

    2016-2017 Budget Guides

    Financing your medical school 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 with 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.

     

    Budgets:

    • 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 (First year only) -- $3,400
    • Loan Fees
      • Average loans fees are added to the students 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