Paying for College

Paying for College

Financial Aid 

Paying for college can be a challenge, but at Kirkwood Community College, we strive to make education affordable. From grants and scholarships to work study, and loans, attending school is within your reach.

We help eliminate the stress of college payments by offering you a variety of options for paying tuition bills, whether it's online, in person, or by mail.

Tuition & Costs Ways to PayCurrent Students Info

 

Face-to-Face Assistance

If you need in-person help, we are here for you! Visit the Financial Aid office on the third floor of Iowa Hall.


Get Remote Assistance

If youre not able to make it to campus or would prefer to get help remotely, feel free to reach out to one of our knowledgeable specialist by phone or email. 

Reach us at:

  • 319-398-7600
  • financialaid@kirkwood.edu
  • Via Chat, use the speech bubble icon in the lower-right corner of your browser screen to chat with us. Click the lock icon to log in and identify yourself for more personalized assistance. Select your desired language in the drop-down menu next to the message entry bar.
Virtual Advisor

One easy online application!

More than 1,400 scholarship awards ranging from $500 to $5,500 are given to students just like you.

All About Scholarships

Financial aid that does not have to be repaid!

These awards are all pro-rated based on enrollment level.

All About Grants

Get the facts before you sign!

Student Support Specialists can help you learn about the terms of your loan, including interest rates and repayment.

All About Student Loans

Are you ready to get to work?

Kirkwood employs approximately 400 students during the academic year.

All About Work Study

Get All the Details

Frequently Asked Questions

Take a look at these answers to commonly asked questions about financial aid and how to apply for FAFSA.

See the FAQs

Accepting Your Award

Everything you need to know about signing your award letter, setting up your direct deposit, and more.

Accept Your Award

Academic Progress

Federal regulations require students make satisfactory academic progress (SAP) to continue receiving financial aid.

All About SAP

Upcoming Important Dates

May 1, 2024 Summer bill due
May 6, 2024 Financial aid available at the bookstore for the Summer 2024 term
May 31, 2024 Summer SAP Appeal Deadline
June 2, 2024 Last day to register for Pell Grant eligibility for the Summer 2024 term
June 10, 2024 Refunds sent for grants/returning borrowers/scholarships
June 21, 2024 Refunds sent for new borrowers
July 8, 2024 Refunds sent for midpoint
July 12, 2024 Last day to register for Pell Grant eligibility (FlexFORWARD only) for Summer 2024 term.
Aug. 12, 2024 Grades due for Summer 2024

 

Aug. 1, 2024 Fall bill due
Aug. 5, 2024 Financial aid available at the bookstore for the Fall 2024 term
Sept. 6, 2024 Fall SAP Appeal Deadline
Sept. 8, 2024 Last day to register for Pell Grant eligibility for the Fall 2024 term
Sept. 16, 2024 Refunds sent for grants/returning borrowers/scholarships
Sept. 27, 2024 Refunds sent for new borrowers
Oct. 25, 2024 Refunds sent for midpoint
Oct. 28 - Nov. 8, 2024 Priority registration
Nov. 1, 2024 Last day to register for Pell Grant eligibility (FlexFORWARD only) for the Fall 2024 term
Dec. 16, 2024 Grades due for Fall 2024
Jan. 1, 2025 Spring bill due
Jan. 2, 2025 Financial aid available at the bookstore for the Spring 2025 term
Jan. 31, 2025 SAP Appeal Deadline
Feb. 3, 2025 Last day to register for Pell Grant eligibility for the Spring 2025 term
Feb. 10, 2025 Refunds sent for grants/returning borrowers/scholarships
Feb. 21, 2025 Refunds sent for new borrowers
Mar. 21, 2025 Refunds sent for midpoint
Mar. 31 - Apr. 11, 2025 Priority registration
Apr. 4, 2025 Last day to register for Pell Grant eligibility (FlexFORWARD only) for the Spring 2025 term
May 16, 2025 Grades due for Spring 2025
May 17, 2025 Commencement

Forms

Forms should be submitted through our Student Forms portal. For forms not currently available through the portal see below.


Kirkwood Student Katelyn Kucera

“I love all the expected aspects of community college – cost, location, smaller classes – but at Kirkwood, all of that comes with a really direct connection to the 4-year school I’m transferring to. I’m in contact with advisors and people from the Agriculture department at Iowa State who make sure I can easily transition over there. It gives me a lot of peace of mind and feels like I’m already a part of my ISU program in a lot of ways.”

Katelyn Kucera,
Traer, Iowa

Financial Aid Help

FAFSA Help Days

Financial aid can be confusing! Get help for your federal financial aid questions from our experienced professionals.

Get FAFSA Help

Checklist & Forms

Determine where you stand in the financial aid process with downloadable forms and progress tracking resources.

Check Your Progress

Financial Aid Verification

You might be asked by Kirkwood or the U.S. Department of Education to verify your FAFSA information.

All About Verification

Get Your Tax Credit

The American Opportunity Tax Credit is available to eligible students during their first four years of college or postsecondary education.

This provides tax relief for qualified higher education expenses, including tuition, fees, books and course materials. It covers 100 percent of the first $2,000 and 25 percent of the second $2,000 during the qualified period.

Learn More


Questions?

If you have any questions, contact the Financial Aid Office:

Phone: 319-398-7600 or 1-877-386-9101

Fax: 319-398-4928

Via Chat: use the speech bubble icon in the lower-right corner of your browser screen to chat with us. Click the lock icon to log in and identify yourself for more personalized assistance. Select your desired language in the drop-down menu next to the message entry bar.

Email Financial Aid 

Location & Hours:

3rd Floor Iowa Hall
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Regular hours)

Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Summer Hours May 13 - Aug 1)

Mailing Address:

Kirkwood Community College
Financial Aid Office
6301 Kirkwood Blvd. SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404