KCU-COM Tuition

KCU-COM Tuition

Find out more about tuition, fees and supplemental expenses, including a budget guide that will help you plan for the future.

A central priority for Kansas City University is to keep the cost of education as low as possible for all of our students. During the COVIID-19 pandemic, the University especially recognizes the added financial hardships that many of our students, future students and their families are facing. 

In April 2020, KCU’s Board of Trustees approved a tuition freeze at the 2019-20 rate for all KCU academic programs for the 2020-21 academic year, rescinding a previously announced 3 percent tuition increase. This makes KCU one of only a few health science universities in the nation to announce such a move. News Release

Required KCU Costs:

  • 2020-2021 Tuition: $48,910 per year
  • Student Activity Fee: $70
  • Technology Fee: $150 

Budget Guides: 

Additional Costs to Consider:

  • Book, Supplies and Instruments (first-year only): $3,332
  • Testing Fees (charged to students during their various academic years)
    • COMLEX Level I (includes registration fee): $660
    • COMLEX Level II-CE: $660 
    • COMLEX Level II-PE: $1,295
    • USMLE I: $610
    • USMLE II: $610
    • Step 2: Clinical Skills: $1,285 


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.