Payment Options


There are several options for paying tuition and other student fees. If you need assistance or have any questions about your payments, please contact the Financial Aid Office regarding loans, scholarships, grants, and work study at or call 816-802-3337. Please contact the business office regarding tuition and fee charges as will as payment at or 816-802-3500.

Enroll in a Monthly Payment plan

  • A monthly payment plan can be arranged through Tuition Management Systems Inc. at 800-722-4867 or online at (Enrollment fee and first payment is due at time of enrollment.)
  • Enrollment fee: $47 per semester.
  • No interest is applied

Pay Online

Families who wish to pay for educational expenses online may do so by clicking on the TMS link and choosing the “Pay In Full” option.

Credit Cards

  • All major credit cards are accepted.
  • The online convenience fee for credit card payment is 2.99% of the amount charged. This amount will be added to the credit card transaction.

Bank Draft – Checking or Savings Account

  • Payment online is free.
  • Payment over the phone will incur a fee of $10.

The KCAI Business Office does NOT accept credit/debit card payments for tuition & fees. All credit/debit card payments must be paid online.

Pay by Mail

Mail Payment to Kansas City Art Institute; Business Office; P.O. Box 843036; Kansas City MO 64184-3036 to be received no later than the payment deadline each semester.