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 2020-21 University of Kansas tuition rates are outlined below.

In-State Tuition & Campus Fee Estimate



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. 

Program Fees

In addition to tuition and fees, students in KU TPE are responsible for a KU TPE Program Fee that defrays the costs of the additional services and supports provided. The KU TPE Program Fee is $6000/semester based on enrollment of 6 credit hours.


Costs for on-campus housing through KU Housing are estimated at $6,500-$14,500 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.
  • Make sure to check the box for Work Study while applying.
  • 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 2020-21 school year.

*IMPORTANT*: The FAFSA will ask, What degree or certificate will you be working on when you begin the 2020-2021 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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