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Office of Student Financial Services
2 East South Street
Galesburg, IL 61401
The scheduled billing and due dates are listed on the student billing page. All payments are to be paid in full by the due dates or a $50 late payment fee will be assessed.
Term-based payment plans are available through CASHNet that allow you to spread your payment over three or four months each term. See the Electronic Payments & Payment Plans page for more information.
If you have submitted all required documents and financial aid or scholarships have been awarded, the awards will appear on your billing statement as "Pending." Aid is actually disbursed to student accounts during the second week of classes.
If your financial aid or scholarships do not appear on your statement or appear as "Pending" after the second week of classes, you should contact the Office of Student Financial Services to verify all of the required documents have been received.
Federal Work Study and Campus Employment awards are not credited to your bill. Work award dollars are earned throughout the year, and earnings are dependent upon the number of hours you work. The maximum award is 10 hours per week. Students are paid bi-weekly based on Illinois Minimum Wage, which is currently $12.00 per hour. Most students use their earnings to cover personal expenses, books, and supplies. If you wish to apply all or some of your wages toward your tuition bill, arrangements can be made with the Business Office by calling Lisa Steinbach at 309-341-7201 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To view your bill, log onto my.knox.edu and choose the "My Account" app under the Knox Apps dropdown in the left column. This will take you to the Student Finance Center which will link you to the CashNet portal. This is where you can view your bill, which includes a breakdown of fees, financial aid, and recent payments.
Please contact the Office of Student Financial Services if you have questions about financial aid, scholarships, or loans on your account.
You have a number of options to make a payment including:
More information about these payment options is available at on the student billing page.
CASHNet notifies us if you enroll in a payment plan so there is no need for you to provide any additional information.
If you have not paid your account balance in full by the due date and you have not made a payment plan through CASHNet, a late payment fee of $50 will be applied to your account. If you have a CASHNet payment plan and are late making a scheduled payment, CASHNet will apply a late fee to your CASHNet account.
For more information about late fees applied to your Knox account, contact the Office of Student Financial Services.
There may be special circumstances that come up, such as the loss of a parent's job after initial financial aid awards have been made. If you believe you have a special circumstance that has not already been addressed by the Office of Student Financial Services, you may complete the Knox College Special Circumstances form provided on the Office of Student Financial Services forms page. Other examples of special circumstances include separation, divorce, death of a parent, or excessive medical and/or dental expenses not covered by insurance. To be considered for financial aid, you must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the Knox Financial Aid Application, and a copy of your and/or your parents' tax returns.
An enrollment deposit of $300 is required to confirm your acceptance of the College's offer of admission. Your deposit signifies your intention to attend Knox and is nonrefundable prior to enrollment.
Upon enrollment, your deposit is held as a contingency deposit that will be refunded, minus any unpaid charges, after graduation. The balance is also refunded to students who officially withdraw at the end of the academic year with notice to the Dean of Students by June 1, and to students who have to withdraw during the year due to reasons of health or due to academic suspension or dismissal. No refund is made to students who are dismissed for disciplinary reasons or who withdraw voluntarily during the academic year.
Contact the Office of Student Financial Services.
Adjustments to payment plans may be made by contacting CASHNet through your CASHNet account.
All billing statements have itemized comprehensive charges. Below is an example.
|Billing Charges Fall 2022||Explanation of Charges|
|Room Charge||$1,697||Standard Room charge for fall term 2022|
|200 Meals & 75 Dining Dollars||$1,745||Premier Meal Plan (200 meals during the term with $75 in Dining Dollars)|
|Activity Fee||$133||The Activity Fee covers the 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).|
|Accident Insurance Fee||$99||All full-time Knox students are automatically enrolled in an accident insurance plan that provides specified medical benefits in the event you are accidentally injured either on or off campus.|
|Health Service Fee||$100||The Health Service Fee provides access to basic medical care provided by Health Services.|
A comprehensive list of fees is available on the current fee schedule page.
There may be miscellaneous or extra fees that appear on your bill for various reasons. Please see the examples below:
Adjustments for Printing Charges
Additional Flex Dollars
Athletic Insurance Charge
Athletic Sports Physical Charge
Digital Camera Fee
Early or Late Arrival Charge
Educational Math Kit Charge
Forfeit / Cancel Enrollment Deposit
Late Payment Charge
Library Lost Book/ Material Charge
Lock Out Fee
Miscellaneous Athletic Equipment Charge
Mortar Board Dues
New Times Subscription Charge
Replace Lost ID Charge
Wired Internet Service