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Financial Aid Application Process


Office of Financial Aid

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999


800-678-KNOX (Toll Free)



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New Students

To apply for need-based assistance, follow these instructions.

Returning Students

To apply for need-based assistance, follow these instructions.

Award Notifications

The Office of Financial Aid begins sending financial aid notifications to new students in late November and to returning students in late spring. Students are instructed to return required forms and documents if applicable. Financial aid will not be disbursed to a student's account until the requested forms are submitted to the Office of Financial Aid.

Completing the Verification Process

If a student is selected for verification by the U.S. Department of Education or by review of the financial aid staff, parent and student tax information must be submitted to the Office of Financial Aid. In addition, the Knox Financial Aid Application and Verification Form must be completed, signed, and returned to the Office of Financial Aid.

As a general rule, the financial aid office does not send financial aid packages to returning students until verification is complete. If verification is required after an initial package has been sent, students will be notified of any adjustments once verification is complete. No federal or state financial aid will be disbursed to a student account until the verification process is complete. If the process is not complete as of the last day of the student's enrollment at Knox for the current school year, the student will not receive any federal or state aid.

Renewal of Financial Aid

Need-based financial aid is not automatically renewed from year to year. Each year the student must complete the required forms to apply for financial aid. Notification of the application process and application materials are sent in late September to currently enrolled financial aid recipients who are expected to return. Requests for other documentation may be sent to students and/or parents.

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Printed on Saturday, August 24, 2019