2022 Pricing: University of Kansas

CTAS cost forecasts for Kansas’s 22/23 academic year and full 4-year program

CTAS recently rolled it out its new projections for 2022/23 academic year costs and will be sharing information on individual colleges here as a recurring feature.  Similar information for over 3,000 2- and 4-year schools is available at the corporate CTAS site.

This post shows projected average net costs for the University of Kansas in Lawrence.

CTAS’ University of Kansas estimate for out-of-state resident net costs involves a judgement call reconciling the school’s IPEDS data with other conflicting information.  We have decided to use the IPEDS information.  Besides being out-of-date, we believe the net price calculator found on the university website understates the amount of merit aid out-of-state students receive and overstates the net costs of attending.  KU accepted 91% of applicants in the 2020 cycle so it is reasonable to think accepted out-of-state students have significant scope for negotiation on price. KU also offers a wider range of residence & dining options than most other universities, so net cost is flexible based on that choice as well.

These projections represent informational projections that will change over time and are not a commitment either by CTAS or the applicable colleges.  Figures are rounded to the $500 avoid false specificity. Final net cost numbers will differ from these estimates for many reasons: changes to economic trends, decisions by the colleges both about their own policy and enrollment, as well as decisions about individual students.  We take pride in our numbers so, if you believe any of the figures need to be corrected, please reach out to us at support@collegetuitionadvisoryservices.com and we will work with you to resolve the issue.

Please find more information at this CTAS page. Reports for residents of a given state and by individual colleges are available for different membership tiers.


Average Net Cost is a consumer-centric metric which shows costs as they are presented in commercial transactions outside of higher education.  It represents a full-time student’s cost of attending college including: tuition, room & board, fees and estimates of supplies less institutional aid of all kinds (including need-based and merit), and less federal and state/local aid.  Loans and other repayable amounts. along with work study earnings, are excluded and do not reduce the cost.  Room and board charges are on-campus costs for residential colleges; for students attending non-residential institutions, the college’s own estimate of such off-campus costs is mostly used.  CTAS’ Net Cost differs from the Net Price figure self-reported by colleges because it is comprehensive and covers all entering students, including the approximately 40% not covered by Net Price calculations.