Payment Options

Families who wish to pay for educational expenses on a monthly basis may do so through Tuition Management Systems Inc.

This payment plan allows families to make equal monthly payments rather than lump-sum payments. This program is available both to families who qualify for financial aid and to those who do not. No interest is charged for this option, and the enrollment costs are $65 per academic year for annual plans (fall and spring combined) or $47 per semester for semester plans (fall only OR spring only).

No interest is charged for this option, and the enrollment costs are $65 per academic year for annual plans (fall and spring combined) or $47 per semester for semester plans (fall only OR spring only).  Explore options to pay for tuition with BorrowSmart. For more information, call Tuition Management Systems Inc. at 800-722-4867. 

Pay online*

*Convenience fees may apply.

You can make a fast, easy payment online to pay for educational expenses.

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.

This is a convenient way to make online education payments to KCAI using a credit card, checking account or savings account.

Please note the convenience fee charged by TMS for online payments:

  • Bank Draft
    • Checking or savings account through the on-line serivces ($0 charge)
  • Credit Cards
    • MasterCard / Discover / American Express 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. For example, on a payment of $5,000 a convenience fee of $149.50 will be incurred by the cardholder for a total payment amount of $5,149.50.

Please note the convenience fee charged by TMS for payments by phone with a TMS representative:

  • Bank Draft – checking or savings account
    • Payment over the phone through a TMS representative will incur a fee of $10. This amount will be added to each bank draft transaction. For example, on a payment of $2,000, a convenience fee of $10 will be incurred, for a total payment of $2,010.

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