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

Paying for college

Your education is an investment in your future. Although Donnelly has a cost, we are proud to be a high-quality, affordable college 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 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, apply to Donnelly for scholarships as early as possible, 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 




Traditional Associate and Bachelor's Degrees

(per credit hour) $320 $344
Audit (Non-credit) Courses (per credit hour) $105 $105
Nursing Certificate and Degrees (per credit hour) $395

LPN - $400
RN - $410

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 - Cash Pay (per credit hour) $75 $75
IV Therapy (5-day course) (flat one-time) $475 $475
TEAS Test Prep (4-hour course) (flat one-time) $40 $40
Directed C.N.A. (45-hour course) (flat one-time) $425 $425
C.N.A Refresher (10-hour course) (flat one-time) $150 $150
Certified Medication Aide (C.M.A.) (9-day program) (flat one-time) $575 $575
Swift River Virtual Clinicals (L.P.N.) (duration of program) $200


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/ Theater) (per credit hour) $15 $15
Assessment Fee - New (All Students) (flat one-time) $30 $30
Assessment Fee - Continuing (All Students) (flat one-time per semester) $60 $60
Online Class Fee (All Online Classes) (per credit hour) $20 $30
Student Activity Fee (All Students) (per credit hour) $15 $15
Transcript Fee (Official) (per transcript) $10 $10
Duplicate Diploma (per diploma)  $25 $25

Program Specific Fees - Nursing


2021 - 2022

LPN Lab Supplies (First Semester Only)

$85 $85

ATI Fee for LPN program (Per Semester)

ATI Fee ADN program (Per Semester)





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

Contact Us 

Donnelly College Financial Aid
(913) 621-8741