KU-TPE students pay the tuition and housing costs (if applicable) established each year by the University of Kansas. Qualified KU-TPE students may be able to obtain some types of federal financial aid.

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Estimated tuition and fees are based on 6 credit hours per semester and 2018-19 University of Kansas tuition rates are outlined below.

In-State Tuition



Total Program (4 semesters):


Out-of-State Tuition



Total Program (4 semesters):


*Tuition and fees are determined annually by the University of Kansas and are subject to change. 


Costs for on-campus housing through KU Housing are estimated at $8200-$10,200 per year, based on KU Housing rates and meal plan choices.

Financial Aid/FAFSA

KU-TPE is a Comprehensive Transition Program, which allows qualified students to obtain federal financial aid in the form of: 

Federal Direct Student Loans and PLUS Loans are not available.

Financial Aid Resources:

Completing the FAFSA

  • Students and their families must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to determine financial aid eligibility.
  • The FAFSA application opens in early October each year. Keep up with the latest information about financial aid by watching the KU Financial Aid & Scholarships website.
  • December 1 is the priority deadline for applying for financial aid for the 2018-19 school year.

*IMPORTANT*: The FAFSA will ask, What degree or certificate will you be working on when you begin the 2018-2019 school year?

Select: Certificate/diploma (occupational/technical/education program of at least 2 years)

screen shot of home page of FAFSA


See the Resources page for information on scholarships.

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