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Tuition and Fees

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2014-2015

Tuition and Fees, 2014-2015

Tuition for all regular undergraduates $39,765
Room, double occupancy $4,368
Board, full meal plan $4,356
Student activity fee $366
Health services fee $270
Accident fee $96

Total Comprehensive Fee $49,221 with health and accident fees
                                            $48,855 without health and accident fees

The Comprehensive Fee covers the majority of the cost of educational services provided by the College. The balance is made up from other sources including Knox’s endowment and gifts to the College.

The Comprehensive Fee includes admission to all athletic events, regular productions of the Knox theatre department, concerts, recitals and most other extracurricular events. The fee also includes use of all athletic facilities and subscriptions to The Knox Student, the student newspaper; and Catch, a literary magazine. It does not include books, student supplies or music lessons. Knox reserves the right to change, with due notice, the rates charged.


Payment of Fees

To accommodate the range of financial situations of its families, the College offers two options to pay tuition, room and board, and other fees. Payment arrangements for the year must be made in advance of the Fall Term due date of August 11, 2014. If a family chooses an installment payment plan, arrangements should be made with Tuition Management Systems (TMS). If a student plans to use a Federal PLUS or other supplemental loan to pay charges, arrangements should be made with the Knox College Office of Financial Aid at 309-341-7149. For more information, please call the Business Office at 309-341-7313.

Payment in Full by Term
The student pays Knox College a term’s total charges, less financial aid, approximately three weeks prior to the beginning of each term.

Payment Due Dates:

  • Fall Term — August 11, 2014

  • Winter Term — December 8, 2014

  • Spring Term — March 2, 2015

Please note that delinquent payments (payments received after the due date) may result in a $50 late payment fee. A student whose account is delinquent is not entitled to board, room, admission to classes, issue of a transcript, or diploma. In addition to late payment fees, delinquent accounts may be assessed collection costs and reasonable attorney fees necessary to recover such delinquencies. Delay in the receipt of either a loan or outside scholarship will not result in a late payment fee or collection costs.

In establishing your student account, Knox College, a nonprofit institution of higher learning, extends credit to you solely for the purpose of financing your education. Therefore, any balance due is a student loan and will not be considered a dischargeable debt pursuant to the Bankruptcy Abuse and Consumer Act of 2005 effective October 17, 2005.

Tuition Management Systems (TMS) Payment Options
The student may select one of these plans. TMS charges an enrollment fee based on the type of plan chosen.

  • Monthly Payment Plan. The Monthly Payment Plan allows you to maximize your savings and income by spreading your educational expenses over a 4 month payment plan per term or a three month payment plan per term instead of one large payment. Your only cost is an enrollment fee of $35 each term. Life insurance is provided at no extra cost. Effective August 11, 2014, a Monthly Payment Plan account that has become inactive due to either cancellation or withdrawal will be assessed a reinstatement fee of $25 after the account has been approved for reinstatement.

  • Credit Card Plan. Payment by credit card is available by calling Tuition Management Systems (TMS) at 800-722-4867 and asking for an Education Payment Counselor. A convenience fee and an enrollment fee for this service are payable to TMS.

Making Payments Online

Knox's convenient payment gateway allows you to make full or partial payments to your account anytime. From the Knox website (www.knox.edu) you can click to the gateway to view payment options like Tuition Management Systems Monthly Payment Plan, or click "Pay in Full" to make a payment using a checking or savings account, or a credit card. Follow the simple steps, enter name, address, and student ID, and your payment will be credited to your account.

Fees for New Students, 2014-2015

Application fee: payable upon application for admission and nonrefundable $ 40
Enrollment deposit - nonrefundable $300

Other General Fees for Regular Undergraduates, 2014-2015

Tuition, registration for more than 3 1/2 credits in a term, per half-credit ("Overload Fee") $2,210
Tuition, off-term independent study, per credit $4,420
Tuition, part-time degree-seeking students, per credit $4,420
Distance Student Teaching Fee $750
Music lesson fee, per half-credit $335
International student orientation fee $200
Ethernet connection in Residence Hall (year) $100
Ethernet connection relocation (per move) $10
Accident Fee (year) $96
Health Services Fee (term) $90
Late registration fee, through fifth day of classes $40
Late registration fee, after fifth day of classes $60
Late course change fee, for enrollment changes after the first week $40
Late petition fee $40
Late payment of bills $50
Returned checks fee, each $35
Transcripts ordered, each $5
Excess printing fee, for each page over 300 per term $0.05

Accident insurance is automatically provided and billed. Please contact the Student Development Office at 309-341-7863 or visit www.knox.edu/accidentinsurance for more information.

Tuition for Students Other than Regular Undergraduates, 2014-2015

Continuing Education for students who are not candidates for a Knox degree, or Knox graduates taking additional work, per credit $1,470
Students enrolled in local high schools taking Knox courses, per credit (maximum 1 credit per term) $740
Auditing, per credit $740

Tuition and Fees for Off-Campus Programs, 2014-2015

Tuition and fees for approved off-campus programs are paid to Knox. Knox forwards the appropriate fees to the agency managing the specific program. The cost of this and other administrative services related to off-campus study programs is included in the fees specified. Tuition charges are based on Knox’s on-campus tuition for a comparable period, but tuition and other fees for off-campus programs may be different in some cases. Tuition and fees stated here are for the 2014-2015 academic year.

All inquiries should be directed to the Director of the Stellyes Center for Global Studies, Professor Robin Ragan. All fees are subject to change without notice.

Off-Campus Programs

Knox Programs

Term(s)

Credits

Tuition

Fees

Total

Argentina-Buenos Aires

Fall Term

3 or 4

13,255

3,215

16,471

France-Besancon

One Term

3 or 4

13,255

3,000

16,255

France-Besancon

Two Terms (F/W, W/S)

6

26,510

5,999

32,509

France-Besancon

Year

9 or 10

39,765

8,570

48,333

Spain-Barcelona

One Term

3 or 4

13,255

2,867

16,122

Spain-Barcelona

Two Terms (F/W, W/S)

6 or 7

25,524

5,734

31,258

Spain-Barcelona

Year

9 or 10

39,765

8,601

48,366

Knox Bilateral Exchange Programs

Term(s)

Credits

Tuition

Fees

Total

Akita International University Exchange

Semester

4.5

19,883

0

19,883

Flensburg Exchange

Term

3

13,255

0

13,255

Flensburg Exchange

Two Terms (F/W)

4.5

19,883

0

19,883

Kansai Gaidai Exchange

Semester

4.5

19,883

0

19,883

Associated Colleges of the Midwest Programs

Term(s)

Credits

Tuition

Fees

Total

Botswana: Development in Southern Africa

Semester

4.5

19,883

1,100

20,983

Brazil: Semester Exchange Program

Semester

4.5

19,883

1,750

21,633

Chicago Semester/Arts: Entrepreneurship & Urban Studies

Semester

4.5

19,883

3,500

23,383

Chicago Semester/Arts: Entrepreneurship & Urban Studies

Spring Term

3

13,225

2,400

15,655

Costa Rica TropField

Spring Term

3

13,244

1,800

15,055

Costa Rica TropField

Semester Winter/Spring

4.5

19,883

2,400

22,283

Costa Rica/Culture & Society

Semester

4.5

19,883

2,400

22,283

Florence Program

Semester Fall

4.5

19,883

4,800

24,683

Florence Term Program

Winter Term

3

13,255

3,700

16,955

India: Development Studies &Amp; Hindi Language

Term

3

13,255

1,000

14,255

India: Culture, Language &Amp; Tradition

Semester Fall

4.5

19,883

1,500

21,383

Japan Studies

Semester

4.5

19,883

5,200

25,083

Japan Studies

Year

9

39,765

8,950

48,715

Jordan: Middle East &Amp; Arabic Language

Semester Fall

4.5

19,883

2,200

22,083

London/Florence Program (18-Week Intensive Language Option)

Semester Winter/Spring

4.5

19,883

5,200

25,083

London/Florence Program (15-Week Option)

Semester Winter/Spring

4.5

19,883

4,200

24,083

Newberry Library

Semester Fall

4.5

19,883

2,700

22,583

Oak Ridge Science

Semester Fall

4.5

19,883

0

19,883

Shanghai: Perspectives on Contemporary China

Semester

4.5

TBA

TBA

TBA

Tanzania Program

Semester Fall

4.5

19,883

1,500

21,383

Urban Education

Semester

4.5

19,883

3,200

23,083

Other Programs

Term(s)

Credits

Tuition

Fees

Total

Antioch Buddhist Studies

Semester Fall

4.5

19,883

6,936

26,819

Antioch - Guinea: Arts &Amp; Culture in West Africa

Semester

4.5

19,883

3,627

23,510

Argonne Science Semester

Semester

4.5

19,883

0

19,883

Beijing China Studies Institute

Semester

4.5

19,883

2,650

22,533

Berlin-Language & Area Study-IES

Semester Fall

4.5

19,883

3,685

23,568

Berlin-Language & Area Study-IES

Year

9

39,765

6,680

46,445

College Year in Athens

Year

9

39,765

9,300

49,065

Denmark-DIS

Semester

4.5

19,883

5,970

25,853

Hungary: Budapest Semester in Mathematics

Semester

4.5

19,883

0

19,883

Intercollegiate Center of Classical Studies, Rome

Semester

4.5

22,010

4,535

26,545

London School of Economics (tuition only)

Year

9

39,765

0

39,765

London Semester-IES

Semester

4.5

19,883

4,680

24,563

London Semester-IES

Year

9

39,765

11,535

51,300

London, Roger Williams University

Semester Fall

4.5

19,883

8,415

28,298

Kansai Gaidai, Japan

Semester

4.5

19,143

0

19,143

Oxford IES

Semester

4.5

19,883

4,480

24,363

Oxford IES

Year

9

39,765

13,700

53,465

SEA

Semester

4.5

21,400

0

21,400

St. Andrews, Scotland

Semester

4.5

19,883

0

19,883

ISDSI Thailand

Semester

4.5

19,883

6,165

26,048

ISDSI Thailand

Semester + Internship

5.5 or 6.5

19,883

7,243

27,126

Washington Semester

Semester

4.5

19,883

0

19,883

Explanation of Fees

Enrollment Deposit
An enrollment deposit of $300 is required to confirm a student’s acceptance of the College's offer of admission. Payment for Fall Term enrollment must be postmarked no later than May 1 for first-year applicants, and June 1 for transfer students. The enrollment deposit is nonrefundable for admitted students who do not enroll.

After a student enrolls at Knox, the deposit is credited to his or her enrollment deposit account. Any unpaid damages, fines, or other charges to the student’s account may be deducted from this deposit. The balance is typically refunded to a student within three months after graduation.

The balance is also refunded when one of the following conditions is met: (1) a student withdraws at the end of the academic year, only if notice is given to the Dean of Students by June 1; (2) a student withdraws during the year because of illness, accident, grievous personal loss, or other such circumstance beyond the student's control; or (3) a student leaves the College due to academic suspension or dismissal. No refund is made to students who are dismissed for disciplinary reasons or who voluntarily withdraw during the academic year.

Students who reenroll after withdrawing from the College are assessed a new $300 enrollment deposit.

Room and Board
The room fee covers the period when the residence halls are officially open, from the day before registration to the last day of examinations in each regular academic term. The fee also covers, for new students, the orientation period in the autumn; and for graduating seniors, the period prior to Commencement in the spring. Students who wish to occupy their rooms at other times must make special arrangements with the Dean of Students. Knox College reserves the right to enter and examine residence halls at any time.

Students living in double rooms in College residence halls and houses are charged $4,368. Students may request a single room and, if assigned one, are charged $5,277 for a single in a residence hall and $5,454 for a single in a house. The room fees for Hamblin Hall are $5,244 for a double and $5,679 for a single. The apartment fee at 240 W. Tompkins and 284 W. Tompkins is $5,025.

For 2014-2015, there are three meal plan options. The board fee for each plan is $4,356. Each plan has a specific number of meals associated with it that may be used in the Hard Knox Café, Oak Room, and all Breakfast Express and Grab-N-Go Cart locations in Seymour Union and Post Hall. Each plan also has a specific amount of Dining Dollars included that may be used like cash at all Dining Service locations to pay for additional meals, as well as to make purchases at the Gizmo and Out Post. Also, additional spending power may be added at any time with the purchase of Flex Dollars. Details of each meal plan are available from Dining Services.

Entry into the student dining halls is monitored by means of an electronically coded, nontransferable identification card, which carries a penalty for misuse. A $15 fee is assessed for replacement of a lost identification card.

Music Fees
The charge for music lessons is $335 per term. All students receive one hour of instruction per week. The fee is waived for declared music majors taking lessons for credit, but the fee will be reinstated if the student drops the music major. Declared music minors must pay for three terms (1.5 credits) of MUS 181 music lessons; the fee is waived for a maximum of three terms (1.5 credits) at the 300-level. Minors desiring additional private lessons are responsible for fees. No refund will be made for withdrawal from private music lessons after the second week of classes. A refund for the first week to two weeks will be prorated accordingly.

Refund Policy

Refund/Cancellation of Knox Charges: On Campus Enrollment Students who officially withdraw between the beginning of a term and the end of 60% of a term are entitled to a pro-rata cancellation of that term’s charges for tuition, room and board. There are no refunds for the student activity fee. (For an explanation of the requirements for an official withdrawal, see "Official Withdrawal," in the "Academic Rules and Regulations" section.) After 60% of the term has been completed, no charges are cancelled.

If, as of the official withdrawal date, a student has consumed a larger portion of the board plan than determined by the pro-rata refund/cancellation calculation, that student will be billed for the difference. In addition, if a student remains on campus beyond the official withdrawal date, that student will be charged for room and board costs through the date of departure, as determined by the Office of Student Development and Dining Services, respectively.

Refund/Cancellation of Knox Charges: Off Campus Enrollment Only students who withdraw from a program officially and by the end of 60% of the term are eligible for a refund. Insofar as possible, refunds for off-campus programs will be made on a pro rata basis. Exceptions: No part of a program fee expended on a student’s behalf is refunded in the event of the student’s withdrawal from a program before its completion. In some cases, students are obligated for expenses incurred before the program begins. (Note: this policy applies to Knox, ACM and other approved off-campus programs.)

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