Cost Breakdown

Link Year Tuition

$15,000 (Class of '17)
$1000 Non-Refundable Deposit is paid to confirm your spot, and is attributed to 1st Semester's Tuition
Tuition/Room/Board is $7500 per semester
1st Semester Tuition Due: August 1st
2nd Semester Tuition Due: January 2nd

To pay for your student’s deposit, tuition, and trips, you have three options. First, you can send a check in the mail to 1353 Lake Shore Drive Branson, MO 65616. Second, you can call Crystal Mitchell at 417-266-3233 and she can help you over the phone. Finally, you may pay by credit card online by going to, clicking on “MYKANAKUK,” and choosing “Make Payment.” If you are unsure of or do not remember your login information, you can click on “Forgot Password,” and after a few short steps you will be able to pay online.

* When you apply for Link Year there will be an application fee of $50. This should be done during the same time as the application.

Each student is required to take part in an International Trip or an Internship during the month of February. The cost of these opportunities are not included in the tuition cost.
To receive up to 18 hours of college credit an additional balance is payable to John Brown University after acceptance into their program. All John Brown University inquiries should be processed directly through JBU. Please contact Lauren Huffman ( if you have further questions.