Arrange to pay for your classes 

  • WINTER tuition is due Tuesday, December 12, 2023
  • SPRING tuition is due Tuesday, December 12, 2023
  • SUMMER tuition is due Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Financial aid for the summer semester will be applied on or before April 25, 2023. Financial aid for the fall semester will be applied on or before July 25, 2023. Financial aid may include a Pell grant, MAP grant, talent grants and scholarships. Students who fail to pay for their classes by the tuition payment deadline and through the 100% refund period, will be removed from the class list. You may re-register for these classes (if they are still available), but payment in full is due at the time of registration.  Talk with the financial aid office to ensure your financial aid is processed and applied to your account before the tuition due date.

Contact financial aid at 309.341.5283 or at

If you do not receive financial aid, you may sign up for the payment plan for Spring or Summer at mySandburg under My Account. View detailed info on available payment options. 

Purchase your textbooks and supplies 

Take a copy of your schedule to the bookstore at least two to three weeks before classes begin or order online through the bookstore’s website. Keep the receipt in case you change classes.

Your required textbooks are listed on your schedule. You'll need to know the section number as many courses have different section numbers. For example, PSY 101 102. 102 is the section number for this PSY 101 course. 

Some courses do not use books but instead use open education resources (OER); your instructor will provide links to materials. 

You will need your books before you begin class and budgeting for this expense is important. A Biology book is more than $100, the lab is $92, and a math book and access code are going to be more than $100, and you cannot participate without both.

Here is the 411 on textbooks.

Self-service menu

The self-service menu is the gateway to an abundant amount of information. When you select the self-service menu in mySandburg, you can view your schedule, financial aid information, billing statements and more.

Apply to Graduate

You should apply to graduate the semester before you actually graduate, using the graduation application.

You can also apply to graduate in mySandburg, under Campus Links, click on Student Planner, and then select Graduation Overview to complete the form. 

Student planner

Student planner software keeps students on track to complete their degree or certificate. You can access the Student Planner through mySandburg. Advisors and students meet to select classes and assign them to semesters on the timeline. Before registration, advisors and students finalize and approve class sections in the course plan calendar. Once advisors approve the sections, students may register themselves when registration opens.

Waitlisted classes

If your advisor waitlisted you for a class, you will receive a notification through your mySandburg email account when a seat in the class becomes available. To claim your seat, you must register for the section during the business day immediately following the date of the email by calling 309.341.5237 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. If you do not claim your seat, the seat reserved for you will be offered to another student.

To register, please call 309.341.5237 and state that you need to register for a waitlisted class. Please be sure to tell your advisor if you need to drop any other classes you no longer need.

Due to the time-sensitive nature of the waitlist process, email is not a reliable method to register for your waitlisted seat. Please call 309.341.5237 and we will be glad to assist you!

Online classes

If you are taking online classes, your courses may not be visible until the first day of class in Moodle. Moodle is located in mySandburg, My Classes, Moodle home page. 

Here are a few tips to help you become successful in online classes. 


The Sandburg Foundation awards more than $100,000 through dozens of scholarships each year to help Sandburg students achieve their dream of higher education. Scholarship applications open on October 1 for the following academic year with a priority consideration deadline of March 15. Students may continue to apply through June 15 for secondary awarding. Applying for scholarships is free and open to anyone admitted to Carl Sandburg College. Some scholarships are based on academic excellence; many are based on financial need, residency, leadership, program of study or other requirements. To apply, log in to your  mySandburg account, go to Student Apps and click on the Scholarship Application button. You do not need to apply for each scholarship individually.

For more information, including a list of available scholarships and frequently asked questions, visit, call 309.341.5215 or email