Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2018-2019

Residence Qualifications


Students enrolling at Kirkwood are classified as residents or nonresidents of Iowa, or as international students, for admission and tuition purposes by the college’s One Stop office.

The college definition requires 90 consecutive days of residency within the state for a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (green card) prior to the start of enrollment. Residency status is established at the start of the student’s first program. Students who come to the state of Iowa for the purpose of attending college are classified as non-resident. Residency status can only be changed after completion of the program, after a three-year absence from higher education verified by the National Student Clearinghouse, or if the person has become a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident. Residency status changes are not automatic. They must be requested by the student and supported with appropriate documentation.