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 Student Services office.

The College definition of a resident requires 90 consecutive days of permanent residency within the state leading up to the student's first semester of enrollment. Students who come to the state of Iowa for the purpose of attending college are classified as non-resident. Once the student's first semester of enrollment has begun, residency status can only be changed with a qualifying event. Residency status changes are not automatic. They must be requested by the student and supported with appropriate documentation.