Registration

All courses require advance enrollment. Only registered and paid students may attend classes.

Students may register online, in person or by mail. Tuition and fees must be paid to hold a space in class.

Accepted forms of payment include cash, check, money order or credit card (MasterCard, AMEX, Discover and Visa).

Enroll online

Download a hard copy enrollment form

U.S. Mail

Address materials to the School for Continuing and Professional Studies, 4415 Warwick Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64111.

In person

The Continuing and Professional Studies office is located at 108 E. 43rd Street, Kansas City, MO 64111 on the KCAI campus. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Friday; 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; and 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

The KCAI North Campus is in the Briarcliff Professional Plaza, 1801 N.W. Platte Road, Suite #275, Riverside, MO 64150. Office hours are 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays.

Refund policy

Refunds for classes are calculated based on the date the continuing and professional studies office is officially notified of a student withdrawal. Non-attendance is not considered a withdrawal; we must receive a phone call, fax, letter or e-mail. All drops are assessed a $25 processing fee before refund. We do not pro-rate class fees if you are unable to attend, nor will we grant credit for a future class because of your non-attendance. Lab fees are fully refundable if you withdraw from the class up to five business days prior to the start of class. After this cutoff, no refund will be given for lab fees since supplies will be ordered and received.

  • If a class is three or more sessions long: 100 percent up to five business days prior to the first class minus $25 processing fee; 50 percent up to and including the second class meeting minus $25 processing fee
  • If a class is one or two sessions the policy is: 100 percent up to five business days prior to the first class minus $25 processing fee
  • All tuition and fees will be refunded automatically if a class is canceled due to insufficient enrollment.

Any refund will be credited back in the form it was paid, ie. if you pay by check you will receive a check, etc. Checks may take approximately four weeks to process.

Enrollment requirements and addendums

Continuing and professional studies courses are held contingent on a minimum enrollment. Students are strongly encouraged to register for courses as soon as they receive their brochure, as many classes may fill early.

Conversely, a course may be cancelled due to lack of enrollment, and inquiries for the course often come after the cancellation. Timely registration helps keep a chosen class open.

If sufficient registrations are not received by three business days before a class is scheduled to start, the course will be cancelled. For classes with sufficient enrollment, registrations will be accepted until 4 p.m. the day of the second class meeting.

Enrollment in class signifies that you give permission to KCAI to use any photographs of you or your artwork to promote the Art Institute. No names will be used unless permission is received.

NOTE: We are not able to confirm class starts. We will call you only if there is a class cancellation or a change, so please mark class dates on your calendar and plan to attend unless you hear from us.

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