Welcome New Students! The Office of Financial Aid is here to serve as a resource on the financial aid process and to provide information that helps students and families make informed decisions. Our office is located at 105 College-Park Street in Edelstein House. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are always welcome. You may reach us by phone at 740-427-5430. Normal office hours during the academic year are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Office hours during the summer months vary and are posted on the Office of Financial Aid website.
The Kenyon Admissions Portal also serves as your portal to specific financial aid information. The portal will be updated with Financial Aid Next Steps in early June and will allow you to do the following:
We will send an email to your kenyon.edu account in early June when the updated portal information is available.
The Student Accounts Office and Office of Financial Aid are two separate offices that work closely together throughout the year. The Student Accounts Office is located in Eaton Center South (209 Chase Avenue) and is responsible for invoicing and the subsequent collection of tuition, fees, housing, meals and other tuition-related charges. If you have questions regarding payment plans or your billing invoice, please contact the Student Accounts Office at 740-427-5178 or email@example.com. Additional information may be found online at www.kenyon.edu/student-accounts.
FERPA is the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act passed by Congress in 1974. FERPA is designed to protect the privacy of students by limiting third party access to student education records. It restricts what information Kenyon can share with anyone other than the student.
You have the right to authorize a parent or anyone else to access your financial aid information by submitting a signed FERPA Release Form. The form should list those individuals who should have access to financial aid information. This form only applies to financial aid information and not to other details such as grades.
Outside scholarships must be reported to the Office of Financial Aid as soon as notification is received, and the total, in combination with other financial assistance, cannot be more than the cost of the education (or more than the demonstrated financial need if the student receives need-based assistance). Please report outside scholarship information in writing by email, fax or mail (see contact information below). We prefer a copy of the official scholarship notification, whenever possible.
To receive a Federal Direct Subsidized and/or Unsubsidized Student Loan for the 2019-2020 academic year, borrowers must complete a Federal Direct Master Promissory Note and an online entrance counseling session before loan funds may be disbursed for 2019-2020. Please be prepared to electronically sign your Federal Direct Student Loan with your FSA ID. The interest rate* is fixed at 5.05 percent. The Federal Direct Student Loan has a 1.062 percent origination fee* that is deducted from the gross amount of the loan at the time of disbursement. For more information (including application instructions and links to required forms) on the Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loan Programs visit kenyon.edu/studentloans.xml.
Eligibility for the Kenyon College Loan is based on demonstrated financial need and is indicated on the financial aid notification letter each year. Kenyon College Loans have a maximum repayment period of 6 years beginning 9 months after graduation or separation from Kenyon. The interest rate is fixed at 5 percent. Promissory notes and/or disclosure notices must be signed annually for all students receiving a Kenyon College loan. Instructions on how to sign electronically are sent in August to the student's Kenyon email address.
The Parent PLUS Loan is available to credit-worthy parents of undergraduate students, regardless of income. This loan program allows parents to borrow the difference between the cost of education and the financial assistance the student is scheduled to receive. The interest rate* is fixed at 7.6 percent. The Federal Direct PLUS Loan has a 4.248 percent origination fee* that is deducted from the gross amount of the loan at the time of disbursement. To apply for the Parent PLUS Loan, please complete a Direct PLUS Loan Request Form and a Federal Direct Parent Loan Electronic Master Promissory Note at studentloans.gov.
Whether or not you have been awarded any form of work-study, you are eligible to work on campus. Available positions are posted at kenyon-csm.symplicity.com/students. (Students are provided access to this site in mid-July.) When applying for jobs, you must indicate if you are a federal work-study or a Kenyon institutional work-study recipient. All positions require a submitted resume as part of the application process. If needed, the Career Development Office (CDO) staff provides assistance to students with writing resumes, cover letters and conducting mock interviews.
Most importantly, if you plan to find a job on campus you will need to bring proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. with you to campus. Once you're hired, you will need to go to the CDO to complete the I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification form, the Direct Deposit form and state and federal tax forms with the College. The employment forms are available to you in advance via the Career Development Office website or you can pick them up in Lower Gund Commons. *Please note: You can find the acceptable forms of identification listed on page 3 of the I-9 form.
Photocopies or faxed documents are NOT acceptable. The CDO must see original documents.
The Career Development Office is located at 101 E. Brooklyn Street, in the basement of Gund Commons. Our office hours are M – F, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
For more information, please contact Heidi Norris, student employment coordinator, at 740-427-5659, or at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit our website at www.kenyon.edu/directories/offices-services/career-development/campus-employment.