Graphic that shows Donnelly College is the most affordable private college in kansas or missouri, and that most of our students get financial aid and scholarships. Admissions at Donnelly can help you become a student at Donnelly College in Kansas City Kansas and pursue a higher education that is affordable, diverse, local and Catholic. Donnelly has associate degrees, transfer programs, bachelor's degrees in business leadership and information technology and nursing programs.

Tuition & Fees

Your education is an investment in your future. Donnelly is proud to be a high-quality, affordable college in the heart of Kansas City and was named in the top 100 most affordable private, nonprofit, 4-year colleges and universities in the country (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. 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.

The institution makes readily available to students and to the general public clear and complete information including: all student costs, including tuition, fees, training, and incidentals; its financial aid policies, practices, and requirements; and its policy on refunds.

Deadlines matter

To determine the most accurate offer eligibility, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as possible. If you are not eligible for the FAFSA, complete Donnelly's Family Contribution Estimator Form.


Donnelly College Tuition



Traditional Associate and Bachelor's Degrees

(per credit hour) $395
Audit (Non-credit) Courses (per credit hour) $132
Nursing Certificate and Degrees (per credit hour)

LPN - $400
RN - $410

Certified Nurse Aid (C.N.A.) Certificate (8-week program) (flat one-time) $850
College Credit Now  (per credit hour) $75
Lansing Correctional Facility  (per credit hour) $370
TEAS Prep Course  (4- hour course) $40
Directed C.N.A.  (45- hour course) $425
C.N.A. Refresher (10- hour course) $150
Certified Mediacation Aid (C.M.A.) (9- day course) $575

general fees



Credit by Exam Fee (per credit hour)   $125
Graduation Fee (one time)   $105
IT Fee  All IT/IS Classes $15
Lab Fee  All SC, FA and Theatre  $15
Assesment Fee- New (one time) Main Campus Students  $30
Assesment Fee- Continuing (flat per semester) Main Campus Students  $60
Online Class Fee (per credit hour)  All Online Classes $30/ CR HR
Student Activity Fee (per credit hour) Main Campus Students  $15
Transcript Fee (Official) Main Campus Students 


Duplicate Diploma  Main Campus Students $25
Lansing Book and Tech Fee All Lansing Students  $200/ SEM

Program Specific Fees - Nursing

2023 - 2024


LPN Lab Supplies (First Semester Only)

Program Completion & Testing Fee for LPN and A.D.N. - Kansas (Final Semester) $350
Program Completion & Testing Fee for LPN and A.D.N. - Missouri (Final Semester) $225
Program Completion & Testing Fee for LPN and A.D.N. - Kansas (Final Semester) $350

Program Completion & Testing Fee for LPN and A.D.N. - Missouri (Final Semester)


Need more information? Contact: 

Donnelly Financial Aid
(913) 621-8739