Medical Student Tuition and FeesGeneral Information
The medical school curriculum is divided into two semesters (fall and spring) that covers the entire academic year. Medical students are assessed tuition every fall and spring semester regardless of the credit hour load enrolled. A student is assessed a minimum of eight semesters of full tuition even if the student completes the degree requirements before their May anticipated graduation date. Required Campus fees are assessed every semester that a student is enrolled. In addition to required campus fees, all medical students are assessed a required tablet fee in the first year, certain course fees during the first and second year, and a smart phone fee in the third and fourth year (Kansas City students only). The current tuition and fees amounts are posted on the KUMC Office of the Registrar website.
This document is for informational purposes and should not be considered official university policy. Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.
Leave of Absence (LOA)
- If at any point a medical student is not going to participate in any courses for the remainder of a semester, they can request an official LOA from the university. The student is dropped from all future courses and the full tuition is not refunded and applied to future semesters. The student is reported to student lenders as on LOA and generally qualifies for a deferment of student loans (subject to lender policies).
- An LOA from the university is different than a LOA from the MD program that might be granted by the SOM for the purpose of re-entry in the program. For example, a student pursuing a MPH degree will go on LOA from the MD curriculum but not go on LOA with the university.
- An LOA from the university is good for the length of when the student requests the LOA to the end of a semester. A LOA cannot overlap semesters and is good for one semester only.
- When a student goes on LOA, they cannot enroll in any future classes for the semester that the LOA is effective.
- For more information about the LOA policies, click here.
Withdrawing from School
- If a medical student drops all of their current and future classes at anytime during the semester and is not on leave of absence (LOA), they are not considered an enrolled student at KU.
- In order for a medical student to avoid any tuition and required campus fee charges for a semester, the student must be dropped from all courses before the first day of the first classes.
- If the student completes a course(s) and then is going to be withdrawn from future courses for the semester, the amount of tuition is adjusted for courses that have not started by the following formula:
(Number of Weeks Completed/Total number of weeks in the semester)*Semiannual Tuition
- If the student completely withdraws from medical school after the first day of a course, the formula above is used to calculate the refunded tuition for the courses that have not been started and tuition is adjusted for the course that was started based on the university's refund policy.
- Any tuition charges assessed due to withdrawing from school are in addition to the full eight semesters of tuition that a medical student is assessed for students that complete a MD degree.
Medical School Enrollment Beyond the Regular Four Academic Years
Non-Evaluated Track (NET) Category
- During Phase I of the curriculum, the Academic Committee may assign a student to the NET Category for the Spring semester.
- The student is assessed ½ of the semiannual tuition amount for the spring semester regardless of when they are placed into the NET category.
- A student who spends a semester as a NET student will be assessed a total of 9 ½ semesters of tuition as long as they complete the program in 5 years.
Clinical Rotations after the Regular Four Academic Years
If a student enrolls in additional clinical rotations than what are minimally required for graduation after being assessed 8 semesters of tuition, the student is assessed a modular rate for additional rotations.
Summer enrollment during years M1 and M2
First and second year students may repeat a course during the summer semester with permission from the SOM Associate Dean of Student Affairs in order to stay in phase with the curriculum. The student is charged a per credit hour rate for the number of hours enrolled.
Waiving of Tuition
- Full tuition for a semester is waived only when a medical student has been assessed at least eight semesters of tuition and has not repeated a course.
- If a student does not fail a course but has to repeat the course for whatever reason, the full semester tuition is assessed.
- If tuition is waived for a semester, the student is assessed the full required campus fees.
Any questions, please contact the Office of the Registrar at 913-588-7055 or email@example.com or your respective SOM Student Affairs Office .
May 18, 2011