Admissions + Financial Aid

As a serious student who is passionate about your art, we want you to apply to KCAI and make the dreams for your future a reality. All applicants must have completed a recognized, secondary school program or equivalency.

Become a Part of the KCAI Community

To start, set up a personal KCAI account and submit your application. Applications submitted by the posted deadlines will have application fees waived.

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Our Admissions team takes a hands-on approach to recruitment and there is someone to help you every step of the way. Here are some helpful links to get you started.

Fall Deadlines

December 1 Early Action Deadline
February 1 First Year Student Deadline
March 1 Transfer Students Deadline
May 1* Fall Deposit Deadline **

*Our reply deadline is May 1, 2023. However, if you need more time to make your decision, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your Admissions Counselor.

Spring Deadlines

November 1 Freshmen and Transfer Students Deadline
January 15 Spring Deposit Deadline **

** All new students are required to pay a $250 non-refundable tuition deposit to hold their space and enroll in classes. This deposit is applied to your total tuition and is forfeited if you choose not to enroll.

Plan your visit

We offer a variety of opportunities for you to connect with us, both virtually and in-person. Whether you are meeting with a counselor, touring campus, or attending an event, we look forward to seeing you.

Tuition + Fees

See up to date info on our tuition and fees.

Financial Aid + Scholarships

Tuition is just a starting point. 99% of our students receive some form of institutional financial aid.  Scholarships and grants are designed to help you reach your educational goals.