Budgets And Financial Information

Carl Sandburg College Budget


The Annual Budget serves as the financial plan for all funds of the College.  It has been developed utilizing a comprehensive, quality-enhancing approach designed to make the budget easily understood.  We believe the budget information presents the College's future plans and financial impact and includes information that has been suggested by the Board of Trustees, community members and staff.  All interested parties are encouraged to interact with College administration.  Interaction among interested groups consistently leads to operational and educational improvements.  The current budget may be opened in PDF format with this link: 2018 Annual Budget, Educational & Financial Plan.


A Meritorious Budget Award is presented by the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) for excellence in the preparation and issuance of a school's system budget.  The budget is judged to conform to the principles and standards of the ASBO International Meritorious Budget Awards Program.  Carl Sandburg College District 518 has received this award for the following fiscal years:

2005 Budget    2006 Budget    2007 Budget    2008 Budget    2009 Budget    2010 Budget   

 2011 Budget     2012 Budget    2013 Budget     2014 Budget     2015 Budget     2016 Budget

2017 Budget


The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) presented a Distinguished Budget Presentation Award to Carl Sandburg College District 518 for the Annual Budget beginning July 1, 2008 (fiscal year 2009), the first time the College submitted an application.  In order to receive this award, a governmental unit must publish a budget document that meets program criteria as a policy document, as an operations guide, as a financial plan, and as a communications device. We have continued to submit applications for each year since then and have received the award for every fiscal year through 2015.  We are looking forward to submitting the application for fiscal year 2016.


Carl Sandburg College Financial Report


The College's financial reports are prepared in accordance with the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) principles, which establish standards for external financial reporting for public colleges and universities.  These standards also require that financial statements be presented on a consolidated basis to focus on the College as a whole.  The current Financial Report may be opened in PDF format with this link:   2017 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report


A Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (CAFR) is presented by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada to government units and public employee retirement systems whose comprehensive annual financial reports achieve the highest standards in government accounting and financial reporting. Carl Sandburg College District 518 has been a recipient of this award for the following fiscal years:


2003 Report    2004 Report    2005 Report    2006 Report   2007 Report   2008 Report


2009 Report   2010 Report     2011 Report    2012 Report   2013 Report   2014 Report   2015 Report


2016 Report