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Knox College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$53,515 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$42,532 tuition
$9,330 on campus room & board*
$900 books and supplies
$753 fees
(Based on stats from 2015/2016)

$53,515 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$42,532 tuition
$9,330 on campus room & board*
$900 books and supplies
$753 fees
(Based on stats from 2015/2016)

*Most students live on-campus all four years

Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$20,690 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
98% of students receive aid
27% get federal aid ($4,637 avg)
18% get state aid ($4,585 avg)
94% get institn'l aid ($20,690 avg)
59% get loans ($7,218 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 5.96% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 5.96% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $22,008 98%
Federal Grant Aid $4,637 27%
Pell Grants $4,074 27%
Other Federal Grants $568 27%
Institution Grant Aid $20,690 94%
State Grant Aid $4,585 18%
Student Loans $7,218 59%
Federal Loans $6,537 59%
Other Loans $9,757 4%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$12,000 Y N N N
$2,000 Y N N N
$10,000 Y N N N
$5,000 Y N N N
$12,000 Y N N N
$12,000 Y N N N
$2,000 Y N N N
$4,000 Y N N N
$16,000 Y N N N
$12,000 - $16,000 Y N N N
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: -
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Financial Aid Contact Info
2 East South Street
Galesburg, IL 61401-9999
(800) 678-5669


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Alexis from Mount Vernon, IA
  • Nov-15-2014 I am a current student here

    Of course, you may find small liberal arts schools with higher or lower prices than that of Knox. However, Knox offers fairly good financial aid and is an education full of experiences that may not be available at larger universities in the Midwest. One on one professor-student relationships are easily obtained here at Knox.

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  • 2
  • Recent Graduate from Chicago, IL
  • Jul-23-2014 I am a past student here

    No. Knox College has failed to provide reasonable financial aid support to their current students - especially to low income/first generation population at Knox. The administration is very standoffish to helping students achieve the most aid possible - and with tuition hikes, it is hard to continue to pay for a $50,000+ liberal arts school when the dorming situation includes mold, the environment is harmful/dangerous to some, and where the school's focus is on donations to build new buildings than ensuring the health, safety, and well-being of their current students. The current administration is geared towards creating more revenue and as a result, limiting the student experience. For the price sticker, the school is no longer worth the bang for the buck.

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  • 5
  • Martina from Galesburg, IL
  • Jun-12-2014 I am a current student here

    You are truly getting what you pay for at Knox. Although the sticker price is high, the admissions and financial aid team works with each student to make sure that cost is not a barrier in attending Knox. The faculty are top-notch and improvements are always happening around campus. Right now, for example, Alumni Hall is being completely renovated and will allow more space for offices and administrative departments.

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  • 4
  • Transferred out
  • Feb-22-2014 I am a past student here

    Bang for the buck - literally - is the financial aid. The buck is very little because Knox does a great amount of financial helping.

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  • 4
  • Derinn from Springfield, IL
  • Jan-09-2014 I am a current student here

    The education at Knox is invaluable to students, whether they go on to more schooling or real life jobs. It prepares students for their futures, and I think it is worth the price you pay. The price tag might seem hefty, but most students receive financial aid, and this makes it more manageable.

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