Disability Services and Academic Support

  • Academic Assistance
  • ESL services
  • Submit documentation of a disability, and arrange classroom and exam accommodations
  • Submit documentation of a chronic illness that may affect the student academically.
  • Submit documentation of absences in situations where an exam, critique, or deadline was missed
  • Discuss the possibility of petitioning for an incomplete
Phone: 816-802-3440

Office of Academic Advising

(Located on the 2nd floor of DeBruce Hall)

  • Academic Advising and academic support (one-on-one / group)
  • Educational opportunities (KCASE, transfer credit hours, major studio+ and directed studies ... students will submit completed KCASE, major studio+ and directed study paperwork directly to the Registrar to have their schedules updated)
  • Degree audits and advising worksheets
  • Academic schedule planning - semester schedules and degree plan

Phone: 816-802-3379


  • Work with prospective students and their families
  • Process applications for admissions
  • Conduct tours of campus
  • Visit high schools and community colleges to do presentations for art classes
  • Oversee portfolio reviews for prospective students

Phone: 816-802-3560

Business Office

  • Process invoices, run all charges, issue statements
    (students & families may access student account information 24/7 through MyKCAI)
  • Submit for payments from Vocational Rehabilitation, State Pre-Pay plans, etc.
  • Collect all tuition and fees/fines (Library, Security, departmental, etc .... )
  • Post on-line, lockbox, wired and TMS payments to student tuition accounts
  • Perkins loans
  • Study Abroad approval
  • ID activation Approval
  • Apply and monitor Business Office holds

Phone: 816-802-3500

Financial Aid

  • Loans- student; parent
  • Work-study
  • General financial aid information
  • VA certification
  • Scholarships & grants

Phone: 816-802-3337

Student Affairs

(Located on the 2nd floor of DeBruce Hall)

  • Counseling services
  • Crisis intervention
  • Foodservice management
  • Student Code of Conduct
  • Residence Hall- On-campus housing management
  • Housing contracts
  • Parents day activities
  • New student orientation
  • Campus Activities
  • KCAI Student Guild
  • Summer residency programs
  • Student art gallery activities
  • Graduation activities

Phone: 816-802-3397 or 816-802-3419

Registrar's Office

  • Course registration
  • Academic policies and processes
  • Course and college withdrawal
  • Internships
  • Study abroad and other off-campus study options
  • International student support
  • Enrollment Verfication
  • Update student information - address, preferred name, etc.
  • Degree verification
  • Compliance
  • Veteran's benefits
Phone: 816-802-3569


  • ID/Access Card Activation
  • Parking Tickets
  • Issues ID Cards
  • Lost and Found
  • Accident Reports
  • Incident Reports
  • Escort students
  • Vehicle jump-starts & unlocks

Available 24/7 for calls of service

Phone 816-931-6666

Campus Technology

(Located on the second floor of the Jannes Library)

CT can help with the following:

  • KCAI accounts and passwords
  • Access to KCAI software (Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office)
  • Lab computers
  • KCAI owned faculty and staff computers
  • Gmail, GSuite (Drive, Docs, Sheets, etc.), Google Calendars, Google Classroom
  • MyKCAI and Jenzabar 

Phone: 816-802-3502

Email: helpdesk@kcai.edu

More information is available here: https://mykcai.kcai.edu/ICS/Campus_Technology/

Jannes Library

(Located at 4538 Warwick Blvd.)

The Jannes Library offers access to books, ebooks, online resources, streaming video, assistance with research, and more.

The 3rd floor houses a computer lab for classroom and student use.

Phone: 816-802-3390

Email: library@kcai.edu

Print Output Center

(located in the basement of the Tony Jones Building)

  • Archival inkjet and laserjet copies
  • Vinyl decals
  • Zines
  • Postcards and business cards
  • Brochures

online order form: http://kcai.edu/printcenter-orderform

Phone: 816-802-3336

David T. Beals III Studios for Art and Design
David T. Beals III Studios for Art and Design
Located across from Vanderslice and Wylie Dining, Beals Studios is a fabrication laboratory in which students have access to cutting-edge emerging technologies, as well as staff to instruct and mentor them on their capabilities and operation.
  • Various 3D Printing Capabilities
  • Laser Cutting
  • CNC Milling
  • Waterjet Cutting
  • Vacuum Forming
  • Computer Stations & Design Software
Contact: beals@kcai.edu

Key Links:

Media Center
KCAI's centralized audiovisual checkout and support location. Located on the 2nd floor of the East Building. 
  • Checkout of audiovisual equipment
  • Support for checkout-equipment related issues or questions
  • Support for all audiovisual equipment installed across campus

E-Mail: mediacenter@kcai.edu

Phone: 816-802-3596, 816-802-3478, 816-802-3334

KCAI Art Store

(Located on the basement floor, Tony Jones Building)

The Art Store sells:

  • KCAI apparel
  • Art supplies
  • Office and dorm supplies
  • Hardware
  • Snacks
Phone: 816-802-3349


(Basement Floor, Tony Jones Building)

Offering full mail services, including sending and receiving mail and packages.

Phone: 816-802-3349

More information is available here: https://mykcai.kcai.edu/ICS/Creative_Resources/Mailroom.jnz