Financial Aid

UPIKE’s Office of Student Financial Services assists Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM) students with securing financial support that helps meet the costs of their education. Every student applying for financial aid must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with the appropriate federal processor to assess aid eligibility. UPIKE complies with the federal requirement that all students who receive financial assistance from Title IV and Title VII funds must maintain satisfactory academic progress.

Tuition for the 2019-2020 Academic Year

KYCOM tuition for the 2019-2020 academic year is $47,420. The cost of attending a four-year doctor of osteopathic medicine program varies from school to school. At KYCOM, the cost of attending is inclusive of many benefits not provided at other institutions, including:


KYCOM Student Advantage Program

The vision of KYCOM’s founding dean was that our students enter on a level playing field, where those who are admitted with few financial resources have the same educational opportunities as those with greater resources. In order to achieve this goal, KYCOM provides all students with the following:

  • OPP table
  • White coat and scrub suit
  • Diagnostic equipment (stethoscope, ophthalmoscope, etc.)
  • Use of a laptop computer, an iPad and all required textbooks
  • Membership dues paid to the Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA) and the Kentucky Osteopathic Medical Association (KOMA)
  • Fees paid for the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners COMLEX-USA Level 1 and Level 2-CE board exams (for first attempts only)
  • COMLEX-USA Level 1 examination preparation program

Cost of Attendance – Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine

2019-2020 Student Budget

  • $47,420 – Tuition
  • $13,104 – Room and board (includes electricity, water, sewer, telephone, heat)
  • $3,000 – Transportation
  • $2,950 – Insurance (includes health, life, disability, auto)
  • $2,150 – Miscellaneous
  • $200 – Background and drug screening
  • $68,824 – Total aid monies allowed to receive

This standard student budget is a conservative estimate of the cost to attend KYCOM and maintain a modest, but adequate, standard of living.

Note: This budget is typically based on 10 months. The first disbursement will be in mid-August and the second in mid-January. Please budget your personal and household costs in accordance with these payment dates.


Tuition Refund Policy

A request for a tuition fee refund requires written notification to the Associate Dean for Student Affairs. This request must be received before the close of business during the week in which the refund is requested. A request for a tuition fee refund requires prior written notification of withdrawal from KYCOM. The tuition fee refund shall be prorated as follows:

  • 100 percent during the first week of an academic semester
  • 75 percent during the second week of an academic semester
  • 50 percent during the third week of an academic semester
  • 25 percent during the fourth week of an academic semester
  • 0 percent after the fourth week of an academic semester

No course, clerkship or rotation will be credited toward promotion, graduation or subsequent credit if a student has not paid the required tuition and fees, including any additional tuition incurred by repeating any portion of the regular program. UPIKE’s Board of Trustees reserves the right to change the schedule of tuition and fees, without advance notice, and to make such changes applicable to present as well as future students of KYCOM, and to establish additional fees or charges for special services whenever, in their opinion, such actions are deemed advisable.

All inquiries concerning the above policies and all requests for refunds should be directed to the KYCOM Associate Dean for Student Affairs.