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2022-2023 University Catalog & Student Handbook 
2022-2023 University Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

COM Tuition & Fees

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Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

The following fees and tuition apply to the 2022-2023 academic year for the DO program:

Application Fee (KCU Supplemental)

Fee is payable upon submission of application for admission. (Fee may be waived if applicant receives an AACOMAS fee waiver.) Fee is nonrefundable regardless of reason.


Acceptance Deposit

Accepted applicants need to make sure payment is received according to the following schedule:

  • Those accepted prior to Nov. 15 will have until Dec. 14.
  • Those accepted between Nov. 15 and Jan. 14 will have 30 days.
  • Those accepted between Jan. 15 and May 14 will have 14 days.
  • Those accepted on or after May 15 will be asked for an immediate deposit.

Acceptance deposits should be mailed to the Admissions office.


Matriculation Deposit

  • Those accepted prior to February 15 will have until March 1.
  • Those accepted between February 15 and May 31 will have 14 days to submit a combined acceptance and matriculation deposit totaling $2,000.
  • Those accepted on or after June 1 may be asked for an immediate deposit of $2,000.

Payment is credited toward tuition once payment of the balance of the tuition is received.


An acceptance deposit and a matriculation deposit are required from successful applicants. Acceptance is conditional until all fees, paperwork, and coursework is completed. Failure to submit all documents and forms by the posted due dates will result in forfeiture of seat in the upcoming class. Acceptance and matriculation deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable to another program. Students who pay the seat deposit but do not attend will have their deposit forfeited. For those who pay their deposits and matriculate, the amount will be credited to their tuition.

For VA Students: If VA funding covers the full amount of tuition and mandatory fees to the University for the term, the tuition and fee credit balance on the account, including for deposits, will be refunded once funding is received.

Students paying for tuition are strongly encouraged to pay via KCU’s online payment portal. However, if a student wishes to pay via paper check, the payment should be made payable to Kansas City University (KCU) and sent to the address below:

KCU c/o Finance Office
1750 Independence Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64106

Note: Withdrawing prior to matriculation does not negate the no-refund policy.

Full-Year Tuition


Student Activity Fee


Technology Fee


Global Medicine Trip Fee, Elective, per trip


Tuition and fees are due and payable in full before the first day of class each term, unless payment arrangements have been made with the Finance office or when students have loan applications for amounts sufficient to cover tuition on file in Financial Aid.

The tuition refund shall follow the Institutional Refund Policy; please review policy for details.

Note: Tuition includes parking, library privileges, an iPad, and laboratory supplies, but not instruments, equipment, computers, texts, lab manuals or health insurance. Tuition and fees are subject to change annually.

Transcript Fees

Official Transcript (PDF)


Official Transcript (Paper)

  • USPS (Standard)

  • Certified Mail

  • FedEx





Books & Instruments

The approximate costs for required textbooks are:

First-Year Textbooks $2,300
Second-Year Textbooks $7,742
Third-Year Textbooks $500

The approximate cost for instruments is:

First-Year Instruments $900

National Board Fees

KCU requires successful completion of COMLEX Levels 1 and 2-CE prior to graduation. Examinations by the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME) require fees, which are subject to change. Current information regarding COMLEX fees is available on the NBOME website. COMLEX fees are paid directly to NBOME.

Global Health Outreach

Students in the DO program may choose to enroll in global health outreach trips during the course of their tenure at KCU. Participation in these trips results in additional charges to the student on a per trip basis. Each trip will have different costs based on the specific itinerary. As such, the payment and refund schedule for global outreach trips will generally be as follows:

  • The full cost of the trip will be billed to the student. Billing typically occurs 60 days prior to departure.
  • Deposits are generally required to secure enrollment in the trip and a deposit due date will be firmly adhered to. Deposits cannot be refunded after the deposit due date.
  • The final balance is due prior to departure. The final balance due date is typically 14 days prior to departure. Refunds are not allowed after the final balance due date.
  • Costs incurred by the University due to disruptive or inappropriate behavior of students during the trip, including, but not limited to, purchase of return airfare for the student, will be billed to the student and are due within 15 days.

Master of Arts in Bioethics (Dual-Degree Program)

The MA Bioethics program is a 30 credit hour program, generally beginning in the second term of the DO program. In most cases, DO students can expected to have 3 Bioethics credits transfer for credit to the Bioethics degree program. The following tuition charges apply to the 2021-2022 academic year.

Tuition per credit hour $911

Note: Students enrolled in the dual-degree Bioethics program may be eligible for additional financial aid. Once accepted into the program, students will be contacted by the Office of Financial Aid regarding financial aid eligibility.

MBA in Healthcare Leadership (Dual-Degree Program)

DO/MBA, class of 2025 - full program cost


DO/MBA, class of 2024 - full program cost


DO/MBA, class of 2023 - full program cost


For DO/MBA, cohorts 2022 and beyond, tuition is set, communicated and billed through Rockhurst University. In most cases, the full program tuition is billed in two annual increments, usually occuring in DO years 2 and 3.

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