Link to Kirkwood Community College

Advising & Transfer Center
Assists students with developing academic plans, clarifies course requirements, refers students to support services, if needed, and helps transfer students understand their requirements., or 319-398-5540.

Award notification/letter
Once Kirkwood receives the information from your FAFSA (and other documents that were requested), we will generate an online award package that tells you how much financial aid you received, and how much, if any, you still owe.

Kirkwood’s convenience store, located right in the middle of campus.

Kirkwood’s official placement test. We don’t use ACT or COMPASS scores to determine whether or not students are accepted, we use them to assess at what level a student needs to begin.

Degree Audit
The records evaluator in Student Development helps students determine where they’re at on the path to a degree by doing degree audits. Call 319-398-5274 for more information.

Kirkwood’s identification card. It can also be used as a debit card on-campus and at a few businesses in Cedar Rapids.

Kirkwood’s online registration and bill-paying system at Your "k" number is your user name.

FACTS payment plan
A convenient way to pay your Kirkwood tuition. It’s not a loan, there are no interest or finance charges assessed, and there is no credit check. Learn more at or call 319-398-5631.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Find it at This is the first step in the financial aid process, and you should fill it out at the same time you file your federal income taxes. Kirkwood’s school code is 004076.

Full-time Status
To be considered a "full-time" student, you must take at least 12 credit hours per semester, which is usually four classes.

"k" number
The official Kirkwood identification number.

Kirkwood Scholarships
The Kirkwood Foundation offers more than $2 million every year to students from all walks of life. For more information, see, or pick up a scholarship book in the Admissions office.

Michael J Gould Recreation Center
Also called the Rec Center for short. Students can use this state-of-the-art facility FOR FREE. Check it out at

One Stop office
Stop by our office on the second floor of Kirkwood Hall to register for classes, pay your bills and get help with your financial aid ... all in one stop:

Sammy's Cafe
Kirkwood’s cafeteria.

Student Development (Counseling)
If you need help with academics, career plans or personal concerns, counselors are available Monday through Friday during the day, and Monday through Thursday evenings. Staff is also available at the Intake Office, 115 Iowa Hall, to provide general Kirkwood information or refer you to the appropriate staff member, agency or counselor. Call 319-398-5471. The following assistance and services are available:

  • Personal counseling.
  • Student advocacy.
  • Career and education planning
  • College/university transfer information.
  • Resource Library.
  • Course and curriculum information.
  • Personal development classes (Human Potential Lab, Career Decision-making, Job-seeking Skills, other credit classes).

Work Study
Through the college work-study program, you can work at a part-time job and earn money for educational or personal expenses.