Financial Aid + Scholarships

Financing your future

Kansas City Art Institute is dedicated to helping students realize their educational objectives by providing scholarships, grants, loans, student employment, and other financial aid programs. KCAI helps over 99% of our students find the financial aid they need to pursue their B.F.A. degree. We awarded more than $14.1 million dollars of institutional aid in the 2019-20 academic year.

To apply for financial aid, file your FAFSA and enter our school code 002473. KCAI’s priority deadline for filing the FAFSA is February 1.

Contact Financial Aid at or call us at 816-802-3337.

Find out more about how KCAI is one of the
20 best small colleges for art majors on a budget

Tuition + Fees

Find every detail about the complete cost associated with attending KCAI.


Explore the various loan options, including terms and repayment information.

Scholarships + Grants

Research, apply for, and know the deadlines for scholarships and grants.

Student Employment Programs

See how full-time students can earn extra money by working at KCAI.

Payment Options

Find all the details on payment options and deadlines for tuition and other KCAI student fees.

Price Calculator

Get a preliminary estimate of your federal and institutional aid eligibility.


A repository of financial aid forms online and as downloadable PDFs.