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Your Future Begins at Kirkwood!

Whether you're coming back to school or starting college for the first time, Kirkwood offers a high-quality education at an affordable cost. Our small class sizes and experienced faculty will prepare you to walk off the graduation stage and into a successful career.

Your future starts now! Find out how to apply, explore payment options, and learn about campus life as a Kirkwood Eagle.

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One step on our campus, and you'll feel that Kirkwood vibe: Excitement. Familiarity. Growth.

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Whether you're a new student or returning to college, our advisors can help you plan your journey.

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Tuition and fees. Grants and loans. We know it's confusing, but our Financial Aid Office can help.

Paying for College

Paying for college

Get Admitted

Learn your all-important k-number, set up all your accounts, and find your program conference.

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Get Settled In

During orientation, you’ll meet your advisor, enroll in your first semester courses, and get tips for a smooth transition.

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Learn the Ropes

Review everything you need to know about transcripts, AP/CLEP exam credits, graduation, FERPA, and more.

All About Enrollment

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“I’m from Burlington and considered going to the community college there, but I got a good scholarship to attend Kirkwood. The atmosphere on campus when I visited really sold me. It’s not a big school, but it’s big on opportunity. I work at The Café on campus. The theatre program is so much more in-depth and advanced than I expected. I love it here.”

Jenna Schnellbacher,
Burlington, Iowa

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International Student?

Need help organizing your paperwork, finding housing, and getting settled in? We have a nifty checklist for that.

Connect with Global Learning

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Adult Learner?

Coming back to school? Starting for the first time? We're here to help — and we have a nifty checklist for that.

Adult Student Checklist

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Worried Parent?

It's a huge life change. But don't worry — they'll be fine. We've got resources and a checklist for you too.

Support Your Student

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Continuing Education

Ready to experience something great? We make finding and attending Continuing Education courses easy!

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Connect with us to talk to our financial aid and enrollment advisors.

Admissions Office

Phone: 319-398-7600


On campus: 3rd Floor Iowa Hall

Financial Aid & Enrollment Services

Phone: 319-398-7600
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On Campus: 3rd Floor Iowa Hall
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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