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Resident Tuition, Fee and Tax Rates for
Fall Semester 2021 and Spring Semester 2022

Students are assessed tuition and fees each semester on the basis of their level, class, residency status, and number of credits carried. Tuition is assessed on a per credit-hour basis except for graduate-professional students who are assessed on a semester basis and selected masters program students who are assessed on a semester, annual, or program basis. Units are listed below in footnote 1.

Lifelong Education students are not assessed Student Taxes. Lifelong Education students in certain online courses may be assessed additional tuition fees of up to 150 per credit hour which are not reflected below.

NOTE: Certain courses may be assessed additional section fees, such as particular kinesiology, animal science, and online courses, that are not reflected in the Tuition, Fees, and Student Voted Taxes tables below. Further information regarding additional section fees can be found in the Class Search

Graduate Students

TUITION (per credit-hour basis) RESIDENT
Core/Professional and Other Units
Masters 817.25
Masters - College of Engineering 910.75
Doctoral 817.25
Doctoral - College of Engineering 910.75
Graduate Certification 817.25
Graduate Lifelong Education 817.25
Law - Non Degree 1400.00
Law - Non Degree (Audit) 700.00

1 Core units: Arts and Letters, Natural Science, Social Science, University Undergraduate Division, Lyman Briggs, James Madison, Residential College in Arts & Humanities, and Communication Arts & Sciences.
Professional and Other units: Nursing, Veterinary Medicine, Agriculture & Natural Resources, Eli Broad, Education, Music, Engineering, Osteopathic Medicine, and Human Medicine.

Part-Time2 Full-Time
Recreational & Wellness Center 25.00 50.00

Part-Time2 Full-Time
College of Music 150.00 300.00

2 Part-time is 4 credits and below

SPECIAL PROGRAM FEES (per credit-hour basis) RESIDENT
Education Specialists & Doctoral Programs 850.25
M.A. & M.S. in the College of Education 850.25
M.S. in Accounting 1021.25
M.S. in Financial Planning & Wealth Management 975.00
Master of Jurisprudence (M.J.) in Intellectual Property, Information, and Communications Law 950.00
Master of Jurisprudence (M.J.) in the American Legal System 1215.00
Master of Laws (LL.M.) in American Legal System 1215.00
Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Intellectual Property, Information and Communications Law 1215.00
Master of Legal Studies (LL.M.) 1215.00

Online Accounting Graduate Certicate 950.00
Online Civil and Environmental Engineering Masters 995.00
Online Clinical Laboratory Sciences/Biomedical Laboratory Operations Masters 817.25
Online Clinical Nurse Specialist Graduate Certification 838.50
Online Criminal Justice Masters (includes M.S. Law Enforcement Intelligence; M.A. Criminal Justice, Cybercrime and Digital Investigation and Analysis; and M.S. Judicial Administration programs) 784.00
Online Education Masters 906.00
Online Educational Psychology and Educational Technology Hybrid PhD 1246.00
Online Electrical & Computer Engineering Masters 995.00
Online Family Community Services Masters through Great Plains IDEA 590.00
Online Food Safety Certificate 872.00
Online Food Safety Masters 872.00
Online Foreign Language Teaching Masters 700.00
Online Forest Carbon Science, Policy & Management Certificate 853.00
Online Global Food Law (LL.M., M.J., and DL) 950.00
Online Global Health Masters 910.00
Online Global Health Graduate Certificate 910.00
Online Healthcare Management Masters 950.00
Online Human Resource Management & Development Graduate Certificate 1,090.00
Online Integrative Pharmacology Masters 874.00
Online International Planning Studies Masters (MIPS) 750.00
Online Leadership & Managing Teams Graduate Certificate 1,090.00
Online Management, Strategy and Leadership Masters 1,090.00
Online Mechanical Engineering Masters 995.00
Online Nursing M.S.N. and D.N.P./CNS 838.50
Online Nutrition and Dietetics Masters 817.25
Online Packaging Masters 953.00
Online Pharmacology & Toxicology Masters 874.00
Online Pharmacology & Toxicology Graduate Certificate 874.00
Online Public Health Masters 660.00
Online Public Health Graduate Certificate 660.00
Online Program Evaluation Masters 780.00
Online Program Evaluation Graduate Certificate 780.00
Online Real Estate Development & Construction Graduate Certificate 1,090.00
Online Strategic Management Graduate Certificate 1,090.00
Online Supply Chain Management Masters 1,800.00
Online Urban Resilient Redevelopment Graduate Certificate 1,090.00
Online Youth Development Graduate Certificate through Great Plains IDEA 590.00
Online Youth Development Masters through Great Plains IDEA 590.00

Teacher Certification Internship Year (based on 12 credits) 8,334
Broad MBA 17,210
College of Law (Juris Doctorate) 10-17 credits. * 20,520
* Per credit of 1,400 for less than 10 credits, or additional 1,400 per credit for any credits over 17
Human & Osteopathic Medicine 15,656
Human & Osteopathic Medicine Extended Medical Curriculum 10,443
Human & Osteopathic Medicine - Medical Scientist Training Program 10,901
Human Medicine (M.D.)/MBA Joint Degree (Begin year 1 with MBA Course) 17,459
Human Medicine (M.D.)/MBA Joint Degree (Students Complete 2 years of M.D. before entering joint Degree) 18,747
Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.)/MBA Joint Degree 18,361
Veterinary Medicine 15,814
Veterinary Medicine Clinical Year - Fall & Spring 13,984
Veterinary Medicine Clinical Year - Summer 9,907
Veterinary Medicine - Medical Scientist Training Program 10,277

SPECIAL PROGRAM FEES - (applies to entire program) RESIDENT
Executive MBA Program 85,000
MS in Business Data Science & Analytics 36,000
MS in Finance 42,990
MS in Marketing Research 28,560
D.N.P. Nursing Anesthesia (CRNA) Program - Summer 2019 Cohort 73,502
D.N.P. Nursing Anesthesia (CRNA) Program - Summer 2020 + 2021 Cohort 76,442
D.N.P. Nursing Anesthesia (CRNA) Program - Summer 2022 Cohort 78,735

COGS Tax - all graduate students in degree programs 11.00
COMS Tax - all graduate professional medical students 1.50
FM Radio Tax - all degree students 3.00
State News Tax - all degree students with 6 or more credit hours 7.50

Financial Aid Awards

Those students who have applied and who are eligible for financial assistance should be aware that increases in educational costs have been provided for in their financial aid awards. For further information, students should contact the Office of Financial Aid, by phone, email, in person (Student Services Building, 556 E. Circle Dr Rm 252), or through their web site at

Important Note

The University reserves the right to make changes in the types, structures, and rates for fees, deposits, tuition, and housing.  Every effort will be made to give as much advance notice as possible.

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