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Kansas City Art Institute Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$48,850 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$36,300 tuition
$10,400 on campus room & board
$2,000 books and supplies
$150 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$48,850 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$36,300 tuition
$10,400 on campus room & board
$2,000 books and supplies
$150 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$19,055 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
99% of students receive aid
34% get federal aid ($5,459 avg)
18% get state aid ($1,586 avg)
97% get institn'l aid ($19,055 avg)
83% get loans ($8,124 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.10% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.10% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $21,130 98%
Federal Grant Aid $5,459 34%
Pell Grants $4,698 34%
Other Federal Grants $1,087 24%
Institution Grant Aid $19,055 97%
State Grant Aid $1,586 18%
Student Loans $8,124 83%
Federal Loans $5,984 82%
Other Loans $15,813 10%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
- R R
- R R
$750 - $1,300
- R
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 15
Financial aid deadline: April 1
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Kansas City Art Institute offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
4415 Warwick Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64111-1874
(816) 472-4852
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,510
Out of State $1,510


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Nina from Irving, TX
  • I am a current student here

    For the art students, even though we have the art store down stairs, there are other art stores with usually better prices that are in the area. Creative Cold Snow gives KCAI half off if we have our ID with the year sticker on it. There is a Starbucks down the street from campus and a lot of students go there on free time or just to relax.

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  • 3
  • Mittens
  • I am a current student here

    While many think that the facilities should be better because of the tuition cost, lots of people are on scholarship and there really aren't that many students.

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  • 4
  • Angelina from Hickory, NC
  • I am a current student here

    The experience at KCAI helps you find yourself, for lack of better terms. It helps you create yourself and helps you realize what is truly important in your life. The school provides adequate learning techniques and you'll get a lot of experience with new things.

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