Rockhurst University
Kansas City, MO, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$22,901
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$17,566
$30k - $48k
$20,053
$48k - $75k
$20,874
$75k - $110k
$24,244
$110k+
$25,377
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$37,590
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$37,590
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$9,570
Books and Supplies
$1,530
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: financialaid@rockhurst.edu

Aid & Grants

0
100
91%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
13%
Average Aid Per Year
$26,031
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
13%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,942
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$24,210
Students receiving state aid
31%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$2,279
Students receiving federal aid
22%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,942
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$31,629
$30k - $48k
$29,142
$48k - $75k
$28,321
$75k - $110k
$24,951
$110k+
$23,818
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$751,172
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$10,072,851

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
65%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,620
Students receiving federal loans
65%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,937
Average Other Loans Per Year
$10,856
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$16,736
Loan Default Rate
5%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$229

What Students Are Saying

3.88 Average Rating
rockhurst is expensive, but they do offer a lot of scholarships to incoming freshman and the liberal arts, well rounded education that you recieve is worth the money.
Anna from Overland Park, KS
Although I love RU, I do have to admit that sometimes feel like I can't afford to go to school there. It is a private, Jesuit university so that automatically means that it is going to cost more than a state university, but I do wish it cost a little less to attend. I must admit that there are an exponentially large number of scholarships available for students seeking to attend Rockhurst University, so that's a plus! Student activity fees are definitely worth paying for because SAB (Student Activities Board) include free movie nights, catering, etc.
Kaitlyn from Saint Peters, MO
SO FAR I CAN AFFORD IT SO WERE GOOD
Michelle from Kansas City, MO
most students receive scholarships every year through the school, but need a bit more on top of that. personally, i think the quality of education and opportunities here are well worth the cost. i love this school so much that i refuse to transfer closer to home, even after getting married.
Elizabeth from Omaha, NE
Since RU is a private, Jesuit school, the tuition is more expensive than a public university. They offer TONS of financial aide though (96% in fact). You can also get additional scholarships elsewhere and the tuition is then cut down to just as much, if not less than public institutions. Also, just graduating from a university like Rockhurst looks excellent on a résumé for future careers and it makes future employers say Wow.
Heather from Kansas City, MO
Rockhurst is an expensive university and for some people that is a turn off but if you did well in high school you can get amazing scholarships to go here and the financial aid office is always willing to help. I would say it is definitely worth it.
Anna from Saint Louis, MO