Sandburg offers a number of convenient options to pay for classes. These options are listed below. Whatever method you choose, be sure to pay your tuition and fees by the Tuition Deadline. Students may be dropped from classes if all tuition and fees are not paid by the due date. Some students choose to enroll as early as possible and make partial payments until the tuition deadline at which time the remaining balance is due. Payment for enrollment after the tuition deadline is due in full at the time of enrollment. 

How to Check Your Balance Due

Students can monitor their charges and credits online using mySandburg. You are encouraged to view your account after registration and anytime there is a change in enrollment or financial assistance. To access the information, log into mySandburg and select student menu, my account, view account and pay tuition. Aid amounts are recalculated within 24 - 48 hours following a change in enrollment or eligibility.

Books and Supplies are purchased separately through the College Bookstore or an external source. ISBN's for required materials are available in the Class Search or on the Bookstore website. For additional information see Using Financial Aid to Buy Books.

 

Payment Options

Pay Online

The student or authorized user can access mySandburg to make a debit or credit card payment. We accept American Express, Discover, Mastercard and Visa.

Pay in Person

Visit the Business Office located at E100 Galesburg campus or the Main Office at the Branch Campus to pay your tuition with a cash, check, money order or debit/credit card. We accept American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa. Checks are made payable to Carl Sandburg College with a memo of the student name and ID. 

Pay by Mail

Please include the student's name and ID on the check. Checks are made payable to Carl Sandburg College. The mailing address is:

Sandburg Business Office
2400 Tom Wilson Blvd 
Galesburg, IL  61401 
 

Pay by Phone

Call 309.341.5210 to pay with a debit or credit card over the phone. There is no fee for this service.

 

The Payment Play allows families to pay tuition and fees in up to five monthly installments with Nelnet's Tuition Payment Plan (excludes books).

Benefits of the Payment Plan:

  • No credit check
  • Interest free
  • Low enrollment fee of $35 a term processed immediately
  • Set it up once each term - payments are automatic
Follow these downloadable instructions to enroll in Payment Plan
 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING CHANGES AND DROPS

  • If at any time during the term you add or drop a class, make extra payments online or in the offices, receive additional financial aid,  scholarships, or loans…PLEASE CONTACT THE BUSINESS OFFICE to let them know of your changes. CHANGES ARE NOT AUTOMATICALLY ADJUSTED!
  • If you should drop ALL your classes after the 100% drop period, you ARE OBLIGATED to pay the remaining amount due. Students must meet all financial obligations to the College before they will be allowed to re-register, receive grade reports, diplomas, certificates and transcripts. If you should have any uncollected past due balances, we may use any and all means necessary to collect this debt in accordance with the state and federal laws.

 If you need to change payment method or credit card number, please contact Nelnet Business Solutions and a customer service representative will help you. They are available Monday - Thursday 7:30 am to 7:00 pm (CST), Friday 7:30 am to 5:00 pm at (800) 609-8056.
 

ENROLLMENT DATES
 

NOTE:  Down payments are processed immediately! Monthly payments are processed on the 5th or 20th of each month and will continue until the balance is paid in full.

Fall 2017 Tuition Due August 8, 2017

Payments are available beginning April 1, 2017

  • Enroll April 1 - June 1 with no down payment, and 6 payments from June - November
  • Enroll June 2 - June 30 with no down payment and 5 payments from July - November
  • Enroll July 1 - August 3 with no down payment and 4 payments from August - November
  • Enroll August 4 - 24 with 25% down payment and 3 payments from September - November
     
Spring 2018 Tuition Due December 12, 2017

Payments are available beginning October 1, 2017

  • Enroll October 1 - December 1 with no down payment, and 5 payments from December - April
  • Enroll December 2 - January 3 with no down payment and 4 payments from January- April
  • Enroll January 4 - January 25 with 25% down payment and 3 payments from February - April
     
Summer 2018 Tuition is Due May 8, 2018

Payments are available beginning March 1, 2018

  • Enroll March 1 - April 3 with no down payment, and 4 payments from April - July
  • Enroll April 4 - April 26 with 25% down payment and 3 payments from May - July
  • Enroll April 27 - May 24 with 50% down payment and 2 payments from June - July

 

PAY USING FINANCIAL AID

Carl Sandburg College participates in federal, state, and institutional financial aid programs to assist students.  Financial aid is available in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships to help pay tuition and fees. 

Financial aid that has been finalized can be used toward tuition and fees.   Eligible awards will have a status of accepted and the disbursement will show on the students account based on enrollment status. If aid is not processed by the tuition deadline, you are responsible to pay your tuition in full or go on the payment plan.  Financial aid involves several steps and students are encouraged to file early.  For more information see Getting Started with Financial Aid.

The Business Office will automatically deduct incurred costs (tuition, fees, lab costs and other authorized charges such as books, supplies, etc.) out of the financial aid that is credited to your account. Any remaining financial aid is refunded to you once attendance is confirmed approximately 14 calendar days after the semester begins.

 

Set Up Authorized User (Proxy) for Financial Aid and Billing

Set Up Authorized User (Proxy) for Financial Aid and Billing

Sandburg offers students the opportunity to add one or more authorized users (called a Proxy) which allows the authorized user to make online payments on the student's behalf and access financial aid documents and awarding information. The authorized user will receive a separate login and password to access the account.

Authorized users do not have access to the student's stored payment methods, academic records, grades, personal emails, or other personal information. Making parents (or other individuals) an authorized user does not give Sandburg staff permission to discuss the student's academic records with the authorized user.

The student controls what the user can access. To set up an authorized user to act on your behalf, follow these instructions. If you have any questions, please contact us at 309.341.5260.

Tuition and Fee Rates

TUITION AND FEES

Sandburg's tuition charge per credit hour.  Below is an outline of the tuition and fees that may be charged by the institution. Fees are assessed in addition to tuition.  Fees are determined by term, course and/or credit hour as outlined.  
 

TUITION PER CREDIT HOUR 2017-2018

$160 In-District Tuition
$240 Out of District Tuition
$268 Out of State Tuition
$268 International Student Tuition
$160 Online Student Tuition
 

TUITION PER CREDIT HOUR 2016-2017

$155 In-District Tuition
$236 Out of District Tuition
$260 Out of State Tuition
$260 International Student Tuition
$155 Online Student Tuition
 

TUITION EXAMPLE:

Full time is 12 credit hours.  A typical In-District student would pay $2240 in Tuition and $25 Registration fee for a total of $2265 per semester.  If the student is enrolled in a specialized program, add the course and program fees outlined below.

PROOF OF RESIDENCY (Permanent move to within the district)

In-District Tuition is provided to students who permanently live in Sandburg's district 30 days prior to the beginning of the term.   Students who move from outside the district to within the district on a permanent basis should contact the Director of Admissions and Records at 309.341.5234 for procedures to update address and student billing. 

 

PROOF OF RESIDENCY (Temporary move to within the district)

Out of District students who can provide a lease signed 30 days prior to the semester may receive a credit to cover the out of district portion of tuition through the Request for In-District Tuition Rate.  A copy of the lease and the Request for In-District Tuition form must be submitted prior to the semester start. 
 

CAREER Consortium In District Tuition Adjustment (formerly Chargeback or Cooperative Agreements)

Out of District students enrolled in programs not available from their local Illinois community college may obtain an adjustment to offset the difference between the In-District and Out of District tuition rates.   Application is required. Cooperative Agreement.
 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT RATE

International Students who attend Carl Sandburg on an F-1 Visa are charged the International Student Tuition rate . International students are limited to one online class per semester.

FEES 

REGISTRATION FEE

This is a $25 registration fee assessed to all students each semester.  
 

PROGRAM FEES

Program fees help cover the cost of equipment for specified programs.  Charges are assessed per credit hour for courses that begin with the following prefixes. 
 

  • $15 per credit hour (AOP, AUT, BFM, BOC, CHD, CIS, CIT, DTT, ELT, EMS, GCP, HYD, ICT, MAS, MDA, MDC, MTL, MTS, WEL)
  • $25 per credit hour (DHG, MRI, NAD, NMT, NUP, RDT, RRT)
  • $30 per credit hour (DCS, DMS)
  • $215 per credit hour  (Private Music courses – MUS.13x, 14x, 15x, 23x, 24x, 25x)
     
COURSE FEES

Course fees cover lab costs and consumable supplies for specified courses.  Course fees are assessed per course for courses that begin with the following prefixes. 

  • $50 per course section (AUT.101 & AUT.204)
  • $15 per course section (AUT.103, AUT.105, AUT.107, AUT.201, AUT.202 & AUT.203)
  • $20 per course section (CRM.103 & CRM.261)
  • $10 per course section (DHG.115, DHG.200, DHG.217, DHG.C112 & DHG.C220)
  • $25 per course section (EMS.101, EMS.115, EMS.125, EMS.135, EMS.205 & EMS.215)
  • $15 per course section (MDA.112, MDA.115, MDA.125 & MDA.127)
  • $15 per course section (MLT.100)
  • $105 per course section (NAD.105, NAD.106, NAD.108, NAD.125, NAD.180, NAD.200, NAD.210, NUA.100, NUP.105 & NUP.125)
  • $40 per course section (WEL.102. WEL.109, WEL.111, WEL.112, WEL.114, WEL.115, WEL.116, WEL.117, WEL.118, WEL.119, WEL.120, WEL.121, WEL.122, WEL.126 & WEL.129)
     
ADDITIONAL CHARGES THAT MAY BE ASSESSED TO THE STUDENT ACCOUNT:
  • Nursing Tests - included in the tuition.
  • Dental Hygiene Kit - must have form signed to use financial aid.
  • Nursing Kit - must have form signed to use financial aid.
 
WIA, DORS, Outside Funding and Third Party Payments

Third-party payments are when an outside entity is paying for your tuition and possibly books. Examples of third-party payments are WIA, DORS, College Illinois and your place of employment. An authorization on company letterhead must be submitted to the Business Office by the tuition deadline. If you are in the National Guard or have IVG, please contact or set up an appointment with Chris Shaw in the Financial Aid Office at 309.341.5283 or contact the Financial Aid Office in order to have the grant applied to your tuition.

Tuition Waivers for Seniors 65 Years or Over

District 518 residents 65 years of age or older are permitted to participate in credit-bearing courses at no charge for tuition (No Credit Awarded), provided there are spaces in the classes and that tuition-paying students constitute the minimum number required for enrollment in those classes.  Verification of age is required by presenting an Illinois drivers's license or other appropriate documentation at the time of enrollment. Payment is required for all fees, books and supplies.

To process:

  1. Student submits a copy of their driver's license to the Business Office.
  2. Business Office checks for eligible enrollment eligibility and provides a copy of the driver's license to financial aid to enter the award.
  3. Business Office maintains documentation of eligibility. 
Refunds

REFUND SCHEDULE

Refunds are issued to the student approximately two weeks after the account change has occurred.  Refunds are issued via check or credit card depending on original payment and mailed to the address on file unless the students has signed up for direct deposit to receive refunds.  Direct deposit provides an electronic refund to the bank account of the students choice.  It is important to keep student address and bank account information up to date to avoid any delays. 

Tuition refunds will be issued to eligible students based upon the effective date of the withdrawal or when payments exceed charges. The date that a written request for withdrawal is received by the Admissions and Records Office determines the official withdrawal date.  Full refund of tuition and fees will be made if the College cancels a course.

 

Refunds will be determined based on the length of the course and the withdrawal date.  Students who withdrawal after the refund date will not receive a refund. 
 
*Refund period refers to the number of calendar days beginning with the first day of the Carl Sandburg College term. Courses with shorter terms begin with the appropriate term date.

LENGTH OF CLASS

  • 9-16 week classes a 100% refund is available if the student withdraws before the 9th calendar day of the term. 
  • 5-8 week classes a 100% refund is available if the student withdraws before the 5th calendar day of the term.
  • 4 week classes a 100% refund is available if the student withdraws before the 3rd calendar day of the term.
  • 2-3 week classes a 100% refund is available if the student withdraws before the 2nd calendar day of the term.
  • Less than 2 week classes a 100% refund is available if the student withdraws prior to the first calendar day of the term.

  **Community Education courses dropped the day before class starts receive a 100% refund.

FINANCIAL AID NOTICE FOR STUDENTS WHO DROP PRIOR TO COMPLETING 60% OF THE TERM

Students who do not attend 60 percent of the semester and who have received Federal Financial Aid (Pell Grant, SEOG, Direct Loans) to pay tuition, fees, or other intuitional costs, will be responsible to repay part of the monies received. If you fail to repay the funds, you will not be eligible to receive federal aid at any college or university. The College follows the federal requirements for repayment of Title IV funds. For more information about Losing Your Aid.
 

Student's who wish to have refunds automatically be released to their account can Sign Up For Direct Deposit

 
Returned Checks or Disallowed Credit Cards

A $30 fee will be charged for NSF checks.  The college will not accept a check in the future from a student who previously had a NSF check.  The student will be required to pay with cash, money order or debit/credit card.

Drop for Non-Attendance

Non-attendance the first four days of the semester/class for 16-week courses (any courses less than 16 weeks, please refer to the refund schedule) will result in the class/classes being dropped from the student's schedule.  You may re-register for these classes (if they are still available and with the instructor's permission).   For more information see No Show You Go.

When You Fail to Pay

Failure to Pay

Students who fail to pay for their classes by the tuition payment deadline through the 100 percent refund period will be dropped from the class (refer to refund tab above for more information) . You may reregister for the classes (if they are still available), but payment in full is due at the time of re-registration.  Students who are dropped for non-payment more than one time per semester, will not be allowed to enroll again until payment is made up front.

Students with unpaid charges or who fail to return all materials owned by the College will not be allowed to re-register and to receive grade reports, diplomas, certificates, and transcripts.  If you should have any uncollected past due balances, we may use any and all means necessary to collect this debt in accordance with the state and federal laws.

 

 

Resources to Help Manage Your Money

Be sure to visit Sandburg's  for more information and resources on paying for college and making informed financial decisions throughout your college years and beyond.

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CONTACT US

Business Office

Location: Main Campus E100

Phone: 309.341.5210

Email: boffice@sandburg.edu