Financial Aid at Donnelly

Tuition & Fees

Paying for college

Your education is an investment in your future. Although Donnelly has a cost, we are proud to be an high quality, affordable option in the heart of Kansas City. In fact, we were named in the top 100 most affordable private, nonprofit, 4-year colleges and universities in the country according to the U.S. Department of Education.

Each student’s situation is different, and you might still be wondering, “How do I pay for college?”  It is vital for you to visit our Financial Aid office in person, and we’ll try to help you find your answer. We will walk you through the process of getting financial aid so you can make your dreams of attending college a reality. Don’t stress; we’re here to help you. You can also use our Net Price Calculator to give you an idea of what the cost of a Donnelly education will be.

Deadlines matter

To get the most financial support, deadlines matter. Apply to Donnelly, complete our scholarships application  and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the priority deadline: April 1. If it's past April 1, please don't hesitate to still apply. Often we have resources available.


Donnelly College Tuition and Fees 




Associate and Bachelor's Degrees - up to 12 credits

(per credit hour) $310 $320

For each credit hour after 12 credits

(per credit hour) $155 $160
Audit (Non-credit) Courses (per credit hour) $105 $105
Nursing Certificate and Degrees (per credit hour) $395 $395
Certified Nurse Aid (C.N.A.) Certificate (8-week program) (flat one-time) $850 $850
College Credit Now (per credit hour) $75 $75
St. Lawrence Center at KU  (per credit hour) $100 $100
Lansing Correctional Facility (per credit hour) $75 $100
IV Therapy (5-day course) (flat one-time) NA $475
TEAS Test Prep (4-hour course) (flat one-time) NA $40
Directed C.N.A. (45-hour course) (flat one-time) NA $425
C.N.A Refresher (10-hour course) (flat one-time) NA $150
Certified Medication Aide (C.M.A.) (9-day program) (flat one-time) NA $575

General Fees




Credit by Exam Fee 

(per credit hour) $125 $125

Graduation Fee

(flat one-time) $105 $105
IT Fee (All IT/IS Classes) (per credit hour) $15 $15
Lab Fee (All Science / Art Classes) (per credit hour) $15 $15
Intake Fee for New Students (First Semester Only) (flat one-time) $30 $30
Assessment Fee (All Students) (flat per semester) $60 $60
Online Class Fee (All Online Classes) (per credit hour) $15 $20
Student Activity Fee (All Students) (per credit hour) $10 $10
Transcript Fee (Official) (per transcript) $10 $10

Program Specific Fees - Nursing



Lab Supplies (First Semester Only)

$85 $85

ATI Fee for PN program (Per Semester)

ATI Fee RN program (Per Semester)





Program Completion & Testing Fee - Kansas (Final Semester) $315 $350
Program Completion & Testing Fee - Missouri (Final Semester) $315 $225

Need more information? Contact: 

Michael T. Pepple

Director of Financial Aid