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Office of Financial Aid
2 East South Street
Galesburg, IL 61401-4999
Step #1: Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Step #2: Complete the Knox Financial Aid Application
We recommend you submit the FAFSA and the Knox Financial Aid Application prior to the dates below to ensure your financial aid award is sent in a timely manner.
|First Year Students||Apply By||Award By||Enroll By|
|Early Decision||Nov 1||Dec 1||Dec 15|
|Early Action I||Nov 1||Jan 15||May 1|
|Early Action II||Dec 1*||Feb 15||May 1|
|Regular Decision||Jan 15*||April 1||May 1|
*Residents of Illinois are encouraged to submit their financial aid applications by November 1 to ensure eligibility for the State of Illinois MAP Grant.
|Transfer Students||Apply By||Award By||Enroll By|
|Fall Term||April 1||May 1||June 1|
|Winter Term||Nov 1||Nov 15||Dec 1|
|Spring Term||Jan 15||Feb 1||
|Returning Students||Apply By||Award By|
|Students returning to Knox next year||Nov 1 - Illinois residents||June 1|
|Jan 15 - all others|
Monetary Award Program (MAP) Grants are awarded until State of Illinois funds are depleted, which has recently been within 6-8 weeks after the FAFSA becomes available. Be sure to file your FAFSA as soon after October 1 as possible. Knox cannot make up the shortfall if you are eligible for a MAP Grant but file your FAFSA too late to receive it.
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 after you file your FAFSA.
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