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University of Kansas
Public school
Lawrence, KS

Cost of Attendance and Debt at University of Kansas

Published cost of attendance (2022-23 AY)

Non-Resident Tuition & fees $28,804
Resident tuition & fees$22,769
Cost of living in Lawrence, KS Includes books and living expenses $17,652

The average rate of increase for resident tuition & fees at University of Kansas over the last 5 years is 0.69% per year.

The average rate of increase for non-resident tuition & fees at University of Kansas over the last 5 years is 0% per year.

Year-over-year tuition change

Discount summary

paid full price in 2021-22

Discounts for the 86.7%

25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile

A 50th percentile discount (scholarship) of $13.9k means that half of the full-time students with a discount (86.7% of full-time students) paid at least $13,934 less than the full price (off resident tuition for residents).

Discount breakdown

18.7% of 2021 1L's had their scholarship reduced or eliminated after the first year. 81.3% of 1L's had a conditional scholarship, thus 23% of conditional scholarship recipients paid more in subsequent years than expected. More information.

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Projected debt tables

Interest rates
Treasury rate 1.68%
Direct rate 5.28%
Direct PLUS rate 6.28%
Cost inflation
Cost of living 2%
Non-resident tuition 0%
Resident tuition 0.69%
Price starting points
Cost of living $18,005
Non-resident tuition $28,804
Resident tuition $22,926

Reading guide

The following tables use the above assumptions to estimate debt under 30 scenarios per table. The first scenario—the top-left cell—reflects no tuition discount and borrowing the maximum amount for cost of living ($18,005). Move right across the row to see the impact of a larger tuition discount on borrowing, ending with a full-tuition discount. The right-most column reflects a student who pays $0 in tuition each year. Each additional row reflects annual cost of living savings. Using the final column as an example, the top-right cell reflects borrowing the maximum amount for cost of living. The cell below it reflects 5% savings per year. The bottom row reflects a student who spends 25% less than the maximum amount for cost of living.

These figures reflect no early loan payments, the standard six-month grace period post-graduation, and interest. We assume scholarship amounts remain constant and do not scale with tuition increases (except for 100% tuition scholarships). We do, however, assume that the percent under the school's estimated cost of living scales with annual increases.

Hover over a debt-financed price to see monthly payments and cumulative payments over the life of the loans.

Resident Debt at repayment (full-time)

0%$0/y 5%$1,146/y 10%$2,293/y 25%$5,732/y 50%$11,463/y 100%$22,926/y
-0%$18,005 $142,710 $138,638 $134,566 $122,351 $101,992 $61,648
-5%$17,105 $139,473 $135,402 $131,331 $119,114 $98,756 $58,567
-10%$16,205 $136,236 $132,164 $128,094 $115,878 $95,519 $55,485
-25%$13,504 $126,524 $122,452 $118,380 $106,165 $85,806 $46,237
-50%$9,003 $110,337 $106,265 $102,194 $89,978 $69,628 $30,825

Debt at repayment (full-time)

0%$0/y 5%$1,440/y 10%$2,880/y 25%$7,201/y 50%$14,402/y 100%$28,804/y
-0%$18,005 $162,906 $157,826 $152,747 $137,503 $112,099 $61,648
-5%$17,105 $159,671 $154,590 $149,511 $134,267 $108,864 $58,567
-10%$16,205 $156,433 $151,353 $146,272 $131,029 $105,626 $55,485
-25%$13,504 $146,719 $141,640 $136,560 $121,318 $95,914 $46,237
-50%$9,003 $130,533 $125,453 $120,374 $105,130 $79,727 $30,825