Sandburg's tuition charge is 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 2023-2024

In-district tuition:                      $175
Out-of-district tuition:              $262
Out-of-state tuition:                 $292
International student tuition: $292
Online student tuition:            $175

 

TUITION EXAMPLE:

Full time is 12 credit hours for the academic year 2023-2024. Full-time tuition for the academic year 2023-2024 will pay $2,100 in tuition and a $25 registration fee for a total of $2,125. 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 Registrar's Office at 309.341.5233 for procedures to update address and student billing. 

 

PROOF OF RESIDENCY (TEMPORARY MOVE TO WITHIN THE DISTRICT)

Students who do not reside in District 518 may receive a waiver of the out-of-district/out-of-state tuition, if the following documents are received by the Financial Aid Office one full working day prior to the semester start:

  1. A lease signed 30 days prior to the semester start
    and
  2. A Request Waiver for Out-of-District Tuition jot form completed  

 

CAREER PROGRAM (FORMERLY CHARGEBACK OR COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS)

Carl Sandburg College participates in the Comprehensive Agreement Regarding the Expansion of Educational Resources, which is an agreement signed by all of the community college districts in Illinois (as of March 2017). Under the terms of the agreement, students may take advantage of career and technical education (CTE) programs at any other Illinois community college if the program is not offered in their home district. The students benefit by paying the resident tuition and fee rates, despite living outside the community college district.

Additional paperwork will need to be completed in the Student Services Office on the Galesburg campus (E100).

Knox & Monmouth college students

Carl Sandburg College permits students (U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens) concurrently enrolled at Monmouth College or Knox College to attend Sandburg at the in-district rate by completing Request Waiver for Out-of-District Tuition for Knox/Monmouth Enrollment jot form and submitting a copy of a transcript, class schedule or current term bill at Knox or Monmouth College. Adjustments are made each semester upon request to the Financial Aid Office. 

The Veterans Access, Choice & Accountability Act of 2014 (Choice Act)

As of July 1, 2015, qualifying active duty, veteran or dependents participating in the Post 9/11 GI Bill and veterans participating in the Montgomery GI Bill will be charged only in-district tuition rate when attending Carl Sandburg College.

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. Students are required to pay tuition in full or enroll in the payment plan online by the current tuition deadline date.

Other options for in-district tuition rates

  • Certain veterans may be eligible for in-district tuition rates. For more information, contact the coordinator of veterans and military services, at 309.341.5321, located in the Financial Aid Office. 

  • Lives out-of-district but works in-district. A student must have a letter from their employer (on company letterhead stationery and signed by an official of the company) stating the student is a current full-time employee of the company.

  • Farmington HS graduates may contact our Welcome Center at 309.341.5230 for more information regarding in-district rates.

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: (paying for software, supply, and equipment usage)
    • AOP
    • AUT
    • BFM
    • BOC
    • ELT
    • EMS
    • HYD
    • ICT
    • MDA
    • MDC
    • MTL
    • MTS
    • WEL
  • $25 per credit hour: (paying for supply and equipment usage)
    • DHG
    • MRI
    • NAD
    • NUP
    • RDT
    • RRT
  • $215 per credit hour: (paying for lab fees and supply usage)
    • MUS.150
    • MUS.151
    • MUS.250
    • MUS.251
       

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. 

  • $10 per course section: (paying for supply and equipment usage)
    • ART.121
    • ART.122
    • ART.131
    • ART.132
    • ART.133
    • ART.141
    • ART.142
    • ART.161
    • ART.162
    • ART.171
    • ART.172
  • $50 per course section: (paying for supply and equipment usage)
    • AUT.101
  • $15 per course section: (paying for supply and equipment usage)
    • AUT.103
    • AUT.105
    • AUT.107
    • AUT.201
    • AUT.202
    • AUT.203
    • AUT.204
  • $5 per course section: (paying for lab fees and supply usage)
    • BIO.101
    • BIO.102
    • BIO.103
  • $10 per course section: (paying for lab fees and supply usage) 
    • CHM.100
    • CHM.110
    • CHM.120
  • $20 per course section (paying for lab fees and supply usage)
    • CRM.103
    • CRM.261
  • $40 per course section: (paying for supply usage)
    • DHG.109
    • DHG.115
    • DHG.125
    • DHG.217
    • DHG.C112
    • DHG.C220
  • $25 per course section: (paying for supply and equipment usage)
    • EMS.101
    • EMS.112
    • EMS.120
    • EMS.125
    • EMS.131
    • EMS.132
    • EMS.135
    • EMS.136
    • EMS.137
    • EMS.138
    • EMS.210
  • $15 per course section: (paying for supply usage)
    • MDA.112
    • MDA.114
    • MDA.116
    • MDA.125
    • MDA.127
    • MDA.216
  • $25 per course section: (paying for supply and equipment usage)
    • MLT.100
  • $15 per course section: (paying for supply and equipment usage)
    • MTL.101
    • MTL.130
    • MTL.135
    • MTL.150
    • MTL.155
    • MTL.160
    • MTL.165
    • MTL.200
    • MTL.205
    • MTL.210
    • MTL.215
    • MTL.295
    • MTL.296
    • MTL.297
    • MTL.298
  • $15 per course section: (paying for supply usage)
    • MTS.140
    • MTS.170
  • $20 per course section: (paying for lab fees and supply usage)
    • MUS.122
    • MUS.123
    • MUS.125
  • $15 per course section: (paying for supply and equipment usage)
    • NUA.105
  • $105 per course section: (paying for supply and equipment usage)
    • NAD.105
    • NAD.106
    • NAD.108
    • NAD.125
    • NAD.180
    • NAD.200
    • NAD.210
    • NUP.105
    • NUP.125
    • NUP.135
  • $5 per course section: (paying for Refresher course CPR cards)
    • NAD.210
  • $40 per course section: (paying for supply usage)
    • RDT.111
    • RDT.116
    • RDT.121
    • RDT.126
  • $140 per course section: (paying for Rad Tech Boot Camp and supply usage)
    • RDT.101
    • RDT.201
  • $20 per course section: (paying for supply and equipment usage)
    • THE.128
    • THE.129
  • $15 per course section: (paying for supply and equipment usage)
    • WEL.LAB160
    • WEL.LAB162
    • WEL.LAB168
  • $25 per course section: (paying for supply and equipment usage)
    • 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
    • WEL.160
    • WEL.162
    • WEL.164
    • WEL.166
    • WEL.168
    • WEL.170
    • WEL.172 

ADDITIONAL CHARGES THAT MAY BE ASSESSED TO THE STUDENT ACCOUNT

  • Nursing tests — included in the tuition.
  • Dental hygiene kit — must have a form signed to use financial aid.
  • Nursing kit — must have a form signed to use financial aid.