Financial Aid & Scholarships

Completing college does not have to break the bank. Sandburg's goal is to help students and families find the right resources to make the college experience fit within their budget. Choosing Sandburg is a great way to begin a four-year degree or get the skills necessary to enter the workplace. Financial aid is available to make college affordable and allow students to pursue their dreams.

Attending Sandburg costs a fraction of the price students pay to attend a four-year college or university. For 2019-20, the average full time student paid $4,810 toward a transfer degree. Compared to the average tuition and fees of an public university $10,440* or the average price of an private college $ 36,880*, students can complete their education at a fraction of the cost. Students who attend Sandburg often choose to continue working part-time and living at home with family to save even more.

While our tuition is affordable, we also provide financial assistance. The Financial Aid office is here to help students complete the applications and secure the funding available. If you have any questions please contact us at 309.341.5283 or


* This information was provided by COLLEGEdata - your online college provider.


In order to apply for Federal Aid, you must FIRST complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

Carl Sandburg College's College Code is 007265

Veteran Support

Carl Sandburg College is proud to serve and provide an educational opportunity for veterans who have and are serving our country and their dependents. We are committed to helping our Veterans, Military Personnel and their dependents to make an easy transition to college life.