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Costs and Financial Aid

Explore details about costs and financial aid available for students in KU's Health Information Management bachelor's degree program.

The cost of an education at the University of Kansas is very competitive with other top health information management bachelor's degree programs in the U.S. See below for tuition, fees and other financial information, in addition to financial aid and scholarship resources.

The amounts listed below are based on the KU Comprehensive Fee Schedule. These figures are provided as a guide only and are not an official quote of costs. This information subject to change by the Kansas Board of Regents and the University of Kansas.

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Special MetroRate opportunity – Missouri students qualify for Kansas in-state tuition for this specific academic program, if they are residing in one of the following counties for the past 12 consecutive months at the time of your application: Bates, Buchanan, Cass, Clay, Clinton, Henry, Jackson, Johnson, Lafayette, Platte, or Ray. More details are available at the Office of the Registrar.




Undergraduate tuition (Kansas resident)


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Undergraduate tuition (non-resident)


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Undergraduate course fee


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Undergraduate e-learning course fee (online courses)*


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Campus fees


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Additional Expenses

The following items are required for students, but are not paid directly to KU; therefore, costs may not be determined by the program.

Students in this on-campus program are required to have a computer that meets the minimum software and hardware requirements in addition to all costs associated with their computer including software, hardware, support, updates and maintenance.

A management internship is required to complete the program, and students are responsible for all costs associated with the internship (expenses vary by location).

Other Potential Costs

  • Background check report – includes a one-time fee paid by the student directly to the reporting agency after admission to the program. In addition, a drug screening may be required for students in the program participating at clinical sites. See details.
  • Supplies, hardcopy and online textbooks: estimated to be $1,500 per semester.
  • AHIMA membership: $49.00 per year.
  • Proof of health insurance is required prior to entering the program.
  • Room and board, on-campus parking, transportation and other needs.

Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship funds are available for students based on merit, financial need, or both through the School of Health Professions. Learn more.

In addition, the American Health Information Management Association and the Kansas Health Information Management Association offer scholarships and awards specifically for students entering a program in health information management.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for students who qualify.

Federal assistance includes the following:

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
  • Federal Work Study
  • Federal Direct Loans (subsidized, unsubsidized, Parent PLUS)

The School of Health Professions provides a number of scholarship award opportunities for currently enrolled students.

KU Medical Center provides information about additional grants and scholarships which may be available. Please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid with questions or for assistance. 

Get Started: Apply for Financial Aid

To complete the FAFSA, visit the FAFSA application site and provide the school code for the University of Kansas: 001948.

Students should not wait to be accepted into an academic program to begin the financial aid process. Even if the application deadline for the intended program is later in the year, students are strongly encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Financial Aid (FAFSA) by the March 1 priority deadline.

Some financial aid grants and low-interest loans have limited funding. After the priority deadline, any remaining financial aid will be awarded as available.

Even if financial aid will not be requested, students are encouraged to file the FAFSA annually. The FAFSA enables the school to consider all scholarship funds available. The FAFSA must be completed annually.

The total financial aid award package, including scholarships, loans or need-based aid, cannot be finalized until the student's application materials and fee have been received and admission to KU has been completed.

Advising and Questions

photo of Alex LopezWe're here to answer questions and provide assistance as you explore the field of health information management! It is very important to contact us for advising as early as possible in your college career.

High school students, counselors and those in their early years of college study may contact Alex Lopez, our school's outreach and recruitment specialist, with questions at or 913-588-1743 (711 TTY).

photo of Angela CoutureIf you're interested in pursuing a bachelor's degree in health information management at KU, please contact Angela Couture, M.S. a clinical assistant professor in our program, to schedule an advising session.

KU School of Health Professions

University of Kansas Medical Center
Health Information Management
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Mailstop 2008
Kansas City, KS 66160
913-588-2423 • 711 TTY