Costs & Financial Aid

You can afford not to settle.

The decision to attend college is a decision to invest in your future and Friends University is definitely worth the investment.

  • In a comparison of the 29 four-year colleges and universities in Kansas, Friends University had the sixth highest Salary after Attending.*
  • Friends University was listed by Value Colleges as being #37 on their list of the Top 50 Universities with the Lowest Debt! The value of a Friends education is proven with the earnings of our graduates.
  • The myth that all students attending private colleges have a higher family income has been dispelled! Studies from the Council of Independent Colleges show that more than half of students attending private schools like Friends University come from families with a median household income or less. View the Student Enrollment by Family Income Level PDF for a full breakdown of student enrollment by family income level.

*Salary after Attending as defined by the College Scorecard: “The median earnings of former students, who received federal financial aid, at 10 years after entering school.” 

Cost Info

Our published tuition and fees only tell a part of the Friends affordability story.  With 100 percent of our traditional students receiving some form of financial aid, a degree from Friends is truly affordable.

Undergraduate – Incoming Freshmen
View the costs associated with credit hours, campus living and meal plans for incoming freshmen students. Learn More

Undergraduate – Transfer Students
View the costs associated with credit hours, apartment living and meal plans for incoming transfer students. Learn More

Adult Undergraduate
View the costs associated with application fees and credit hours.
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View the costs associated with credit hours and fees for all graduate programs.
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Text Rental

Rental texts offer discounts of up to 80 percent compared to purchasing new.


Price Match

Price Match gives you confidence that Friends University Bookstore is providing access to all required course materials at the lowest price possible. If you find course material that you purchased at the campus store advertised at a lower price from a competing retailer, you are eligible to receive the difference from the campus store. Price Match allows you to apply price match funds to supplies of other needed materials available at the campus store.

Financial Aid

Types of financial aid available throughout a student’s education experience include loans, grants and scholarships from the state and federal governments, as well as Friends University. An abundance of financial aid information, resources and applications are available to students at all education levels, including incoming freshmen, transfer students, returning undergraduates and graduate students.

Outside Scholarships

Many Friends University students apply for both institutional scholarships and outside scholarships. There are thousands of outside scholarship opportunities (many of which go dormant each year because no one applies for them), but the search for one befitting a student’s particular situation or needs might be overwhelming.

College-Level Examination Program

The College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP) helps you receive college credit for what you already know, for a fraction of the cost of a college course. Developed by the College Board, CLEP is the most widely accepted credit-by-examination program, available at more than 2,900 colleges and universities. There are 33 CLEP exams available to help achieve your college and career goals.

Credit for Prior Learning

Prior learning credits may reduce the cost of earning a degree. Professional studies students may be eligible to receive college credit for professional and technical credits they have completed through employment and other activities. This credit can shorten the time and cost to complete your degree.

Institutional Scholarships

You can receive scholarships for your dedication to education and extra-curricular activities! Friends University offers a long list of academic, athletic, fine arts and institutional scholarships. We also accept a variety of scholarships issued from entities outside the university and government systems.
Read about the scholarships available to enrolled, full-time students in the College of Business, Arts, Science and Education.

Fine Arts Scholarships

Your talent and dedication to your craft won’t be overlooked at Friends. Our College of Fine Arts offers a variety of scholarships to students who excel in their respective arts disciplines.

Veteran and Military Services

You have earned the GI Bill® benefits by serving our country. Now it’s time you redeem those benefits for your future. One of the 2015 Military Friendly Schools, Friends University is recognized for its dedication to helping veterans achieve educational goals.