International Student Estimated Cost of Attendance

International applicants to graduate school must show they have sufficient funds to meet the minimum total estimated costs for their first year of study (to receive an I-20) or for the entire program (to receive a DS-2019). Estimated costs differ based on the campus. For applicants who wish to bring dependents or a spouse, the total amount will be higher (see note ++ below).

Estimated Cost of Attendance

Last updated: January 21, 2021. These amounts are subject to change.

Starting your program in spring or fall (Graduate Non-Resident Rates):

 

Tuition and Fees

Living Expenses

Health Insurance

Books/Supplies

Academic Year Total ++

Starting your program in fall or spring (9 credit hours in spring and fall, non-resident rate)

Manhattan Campus

$20,058

$9,986

$2,050

$750

$32,844

Olathe Campus

$9,182

$9,986

$2,050

$750

$21,968

Salina Campus

$19,646

$9,630

$2,050

$750

$32,076


Starting your program in summer (Graduate Non-Resident Rates):

Add the Summer Total amount to the Academic Year Total

Tuition and Fees Living Expenses Health Insurance Books/Supplies Summer Total
Manhattan Campus $6,664 $3,737 $441 $250 $11,092
Olathe Campus $3,127 $3,737 $441 $250 $7,555
Salina Campus $6,532 $3,618 $441 $250 $10,841

Notes

++ Add Dependent Expenses
Applicants who wish to bring a spouse or child are required to show sufficient finances to cover each dependent. Add $7,200 to the total for the first dependent. Add $5,200 to your total for each additional dependent.

Examples:

Manhattan campus student, starting in Summer, bringing no dependents. The total amount of funds you must show you have available is $32,844 + $11,092 = $43,936.

Manhattan campus student, starting in Summer, bringing one dependent. The total amount of funds you must show you have available is $32,844 + $11,092 + $7,200 = $51,136.

Olathe campus student, starting in Fall, bringing two dependents. The total amount of funds you must show you have available is $21,968 + $7,200 + $5,200 = $34,368.

Submitting Documents

Do not email documents to the graduate school unless specifically requested to do so. When completing the online application upload your proof of funds documents and affidavit. If you do not have funds, you can submit your application by specifying that you do not have funds and if requested later submit affidavit/bank documents at that time. An I-20 or DS-2019 will not be issued until the proof of sufficient funds to cover the estimated cost is provided. If you are being offered an assistantship, the department program will be required to show proof of funds on your behalf, however, if the assistantship does not cover the total estimated cost, you will be required to provide proof of funds to cover the difference.

Acceptable documentation includes: 1) Bank statement from checking, savings, stock holdings, and/or certificate of deposit, 2) Bank letter on letterhead stating the date the account opened, average balance, and current balance, or 3) Scholarship or sponsorship letter verifying amount, source, dates of award, and acceptable program of study.
All documentation must be translated in English, less than 12 months old, Indicate the currency (currency will be converted upon review), and the name of account holder on bank statement documents matches the Affidavit of Support.
Note: If multiple bank statement pages are submitted, be certain each page clearly reflects the same account. If the bank statement is a corporate/business account, a letter authorizing personal use of the account must be provided.

As an International student, you can have more than one financial sponsor. You can be your own sponsor as well. You may not ask a person who is currently on a F1/J1 Visa to be your sponsor.