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Financial Aid Consumer Information

Knox complies with eligibility requirements for Title IV federal funding by providing current and prospective students with "consumer information," or vital information about the College, its practices, and the availability of financial aid. For your convenience, this information is linked or provided below.

Financial Aid Handbook
Knox College's Financial Aid Handbook features information regarding financial aid programs, the application process and institutional policies for receiving aid, as well as other important information regarding financial aid. A paper copy can be requested from the Office of Financial Aid.

Institutional Information
Click on the links below for the following information:

Off-Campus Study and Financial Aid
A student's enrollment in programs approved for credit by Knox is considered enrollment at Knox for the purpose of receiving federal financial aid. Most students will receive their normal financial aid package, including grants, scholarships and loans, for the period they will be away from campus. Students are not able to earn work-study funds while they are enrolled in off-campus programs. No additional Knox Grant/Scholarship assistance is available to cover any extra costs for these programs. The Office of Financial Aid will help students secure additional loan funds if necessary.

Special Services for Disabled Students
Knox College offers accessible buildings, including a fully accessible residence hall. Special accommodations in the academic program are also available for students with special learning needs. For more information, please contact the Office of Student Development at 309-341-7222.

Completion and Graduation Rates
Knox prides itself on excellent teaching, superb scholarship and an inclusive sense of community. These characteristics make a Knox education an experience that truly "changes lives." As defined by federal regulation 34 CFR 668.41(d)(4) and 668.45, Knox's retention and graduation rates can be found here.

Available Financial Assistance
Information regarding the financial aid application process, as well as eligibility for and availability of financial aid is provided in the Financial Aid Handbook. To request a paper copy of the handbook, please contact the Office of Financial Aid.

Terms of Loan Deferment and Cancellations
Information about Federal Perkins and Direct Loan Deferments and cancellations is provided in the Financial Aid Handbook and by the U.S. Department of Education.

Campus Safety Information, Drug Free Schools and Communities
Knox College provides to all students, faculty and staff an annual security report that includes information on crimes reported that have occurred on or near campus. The report also outlines institutional policies concerning campus safety, crime prevention, crime reporting, alcohol and other drugs, and sexual assault. You can access this information at the Office of Campus Safety's website or request a copy of the report by calling 309-341-7255.

Athletic Program Information
Knox College also complies with the requirements of the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA) by completing an annual report of participation rates, financial support and other information on men's and women's intercollegiate athletic programs. The report is available on the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Education website by entering "Knox College" in the search box at the bottom of the following page.

More information about Knox's athletic programs, including a printed copy of the EADA report, is available from the Department of Athletics by calling 309-341-7281.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Knox complies with the requirements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and routinely provides information on the law to parents and students. More information about FERPA is available here. For specific questions, contact the Office of the Registrar at 309-341-7205 or the Office of Student Development at 309-341-7222.

Students may request withholding of directory information by completing a FERPA Form, which is available from the Office of the Registrar. Students must submit a withholding request every year that they attend Knox.

Gainful Employment
Knox is not subject to reporting requirements for programs defined by the U.S. Department of Education as Gainful Employment programs.