Financial Aid at Donnelly


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.

More than 90% of our students receive financial assistance (grants, loans and/or scholarships), and many have the opportunity to leave Donnelly with little or no student loan debt.

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.

Tuition and Fees

      2019-2020 2018-2019
Tuition Associate and Bachelor's Degrees - up to 12 credits (per credit hour) $310 $295
For each credit hour about 12 credits (per credit hour) $155 $148
Audit (Non-credit) Courses (per credit hour) $105 $100
Nursing Certificate and Degrees (per credit hour) $395 $375
Certified Nurse Aid (C.N.A.) Certificate (8 week program) $700 $665
College Credit Now (per credit hour) $75 $60
St. Lawrence Center at KU  (per credit hour) $100 $100
Lansing Correctional Facility (per credit hour) $75 $75
General Fees Credit by Exam Fee (per credit hour)   $125 $120
Graduation Fee (one time)   $105 $100
IT Fee (per credit hour) All IT/IS Classes $15 $15
Lab Fee (per credit hour)  All Science/Art Classes $15 $30
Assessment Fee-New (one time) All New Students $30 $30
Assessment Fee-Continuing (flat per semester) All Students $60 $30
Online Class Fee (per credit hour) All Online Classes $15 $15
Student Activity Fee (per credit hour) All Students $10 $5
Transcript Fee (Official)   $10 $10
Program Specific Fees      
Nursing Program L.P.N      
Lab Supplies (1st semester only)   $85 $80
ATI fee (billed equally over three semesters)   $370 $350
  Program Completion & Testing Fee (final semester)   $315 $300
  Lab Supplies (1st semester only)   $85 $80
  ATI fee (per semester)   $700 $667
  Program Completion & Testing Fee (final semester)   $315 $300
Teacher Education Program Course Fee (per course)   $30 $30
Prescreening and Testing Fee   $175 $165
Internship Application Fee   $25 $25
Mentor Fee   $265 $250

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