Costs, Financial Aid & Scholarships

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One of the Top-20 Best Values Among Regional Universities

*2021 U.S. News and World Reports Midwest Regional University rankings

Rockhurst University is committed to student success and making a world-class education affordable. We offer financial support to every student, investing more than $30 million per year in scholarships and grants to qualified students who file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Nearly every student utilizes some form of financial aid to support their Rockhurst experience and invest in themselves. We assist by creating a custom financial aid package for you.

Return On Investment

Rockhurst graduates achieve incredible outcomes, making our University experience well worth the investment. Rockhurst University is proud to offer:

  • Top-3 private university in Missouri for median graduate salaries
  • Third-highest graduation rate of Missouri private universities
  • 98% career and graduate school placement rate
  • More than 92% of alumni who go on to graduate/professional school attend their first-choice program

That’s ROI in action.

Financial Aid & Student Loans

The first step is to apply for admission to Rockhurst University. Academic merit scholarships are automatically awarded based on your academic history. To be considered for additional types of financial aid, file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

  • Rockhurst's priority FAFSA date for maximum aid potential is February 1.
  • Rockhurst’s Federal School Code (used to send the FAFSA to us) is 002499.




Rockhurst awards more than $30 million in scholarships and financial aid each year. Explore undergraduate and transfer scholarship opportunities here:

Merit-based scholarships are awarded pending verification of official documentation and qualifications. The information provided by the calculator is not a guarantee of financial aid. *The last ACT exam date for scholarship upgrade eligibility is the February exam of your senior year.

Also, keep in mind that you can receive more than one scholarship, but never both competitive and academic scholarships. And the total institutional award from RU cannot exceed the cost of tuition.

If you have any questions at all, please contact our financial aid office at or call 816-501-4600 to schedule an individual financial aid appointment. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. ­– 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. To schedule an appointment, please review and set an appointment on our calendars.

Income Share Agreement

(For Rockhurst Undergraduate Students only. Programs through the Saint Luke's College of Health Sciences at Rockhurst are not included in the ISA.)

Rockhurst University’s new ISA program reduces the up-front, out-of-pocket cost of college, so that you can focus on what really matters: your education. Rockhurst is committed to your future, and with an ISA, you’ll only pay when you succeed.

A Rockhurst ISA makes your college experience more affordable, and your path to success after graduation easier to navigate. Learn more about the Rockhurst ISA program.

Military Tuition Assistance

Military Tuition Assistance is a benefit paid to eligible members of the U.S. Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Congress has given each service the ability to pay up to 100% for the tuition expenses of its members. Eligible Service members should receive approval from an Educational Service Officer (ESO) or counselor within the Military Service prior to enrolling. Learn more about Military Tuition Assistance.


Learn more about our tuition and fees structure:


Calculate your estimated costs below:

To use the net price calculator, you must first estimate the total dollars you might receive in both scholarships and financial aid. The net price tool starts by showing you the estimated cost of attendance, including tuition, fees, room and board, books and other estimated costs. From there, the calculator will take any estimated scholarship dollars and financial assistance. That's how you'll get an estimate (not official cost) of what you can expect to pay for the upcoming school year.

Note: While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the Net Price Calculator, please keep in mind that this estimate does not represent a final determination or actual award of financial assistance. It shall not be binding on the Secretary or Education, Rockhurst University, or the State, and may change. You must complete the FASA in order to be eligible for, and receive, an actual financial aid award that includes a federal grant, loan, or work-study assistance under Title IV.

Graduate Students

For information on financial aid, costs and scholarships for graduate programs, please visit a specific graduate program.