Step #1: Complete your FAFSA by February 1, or as soon as possible thereafter
Step #2: Complete the Knox Financial Aid Application (PDF)
What to Expect
Monetary Award Program (MAP) grants are awarded until State of Illinois funds are depleted. Funds were exhausted by mid-March in previous years, so be sure to file your FAFSA as soon as possible. Knox cannot make up the shortfall if you are eligible for the grant but file your FAFSA too late to receive it.
Financial aid based on need is not automatically renewable. You must reapply each year to be considered for grants, loans, and/or work study awards. This also applies if you plan to study abroad, enroll in an off-campus program, or "walk" in Commencement in June and plan to return for at least one term the following academic year.
If your family anticipates a reduction in income, has incurred high medical or dental expenses, pays private elementary or high school tuition for siblings, makes educational debt payments, or has other unique circumstances, you may wish to complete a Special Circumstances Form (PDF) after you file your FAFSA.