Financial Aid Checklist & Forms

If you've applied to Kirkwood, our Financial Aid Checklist can help you determine where you are in the financial aid process.

  • Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at as soon as possible after Oct. 1. If you would like help filling out the FAFSA, please sign up here.
  • Track your financial aid status at Kirkwood by logging into MyHub and clicking "Check Status" in the financial aid section. Review your checklist for additional requirements.
  • Activate or decline your loans by completing that step on the financial aid checklist.  Please ensure that you have loan funds for the terms you will be attending. This would include fall, spring and summer, if applicable.
  • If you activate your loans, complete the Department of Education's entrance counseling and Master Promissory Note (
  • Sign up for Direct Deposit through MyHub under Billing and Payment, Account Balance. If an amount remains after tuition and books are paid, it will be sent once your attendance is verified. If you choose not to sign up for direct deposit, your refund will be mailed to you at the address on file.
  • Refer to the Important Dates Calendar to check pertinent financial aid information for the current term.

Find Your Forms

Most forms you'll need to complete for financial aid at Kirkwood are already available on the Student Forms Portal, but if you can't find what you're looking for, start here:

How to submit your forms

Please submit all requested documentation to:

Kirkwood Community College
Financial Aid Office
6301 Kirkwood Blvd. SW 
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Fax: 319-398-4928

Kirkwood Student Celia Daniels

“I really didn’t like the idea of going into debt and owing somebody a huge amount of money to be able to go to college. I just didn’t buy into that as a good idea for my future, so I’m paying for college out of my own pocket. Kirkwood was the only option I looked at that gave me that freedom to explore what I really wanted to do without going into miles of debt.”

Celia Daniels,
North Liberty, Iowa

Contact Us 

Reach out to the Financial Aid Office with any questions.


Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Regular hours)

Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Summer hours [May 20 - Aug 2])

Phone: 319-398-7600 or 1-877-386-9101

Fax: 319-398-4928
Email: Financial Aid -

FAFSA School Code: 004076

Location: 3rd Floor Iowa Hall

Mailing Address:
Kirkwood Community College
Financial Aid Office
6301 Kirkwood Blvd. SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404