Financial Aid for Study Abroad

Sandburg students enrolled in study abroad courses, approved for credit in their program of study, are considered enrolled at Carl Sandburg College and are eligible to receive financial aid. Federal Pell grants, State of Illinois Map Grants, scholarships, and student loans can provide funds to help pay for studying abroad. Eligibility for funds is determined on an individual basis and students should begin the application process by filing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as early as possible.  We recommend that students studying abroad designate a family member as a power of attorney to assist with financial aid processing while abroad.

  • Students in study abroad pay program fees rather than tuition; therefore, Promise Funding will not be available for study abroad enrollment. 
  • For more details on the scholarships listed below and how to apply for them, please contact our study abroad coordinator at 309-341-5317 or email 
  • Students are encouraged to make an appointment with the Director of Financial Aid early in the planning process to discuss costs, financial aid available, and payment deadlines.
  • Sandburg students may also apply for the following scholarships for study abroad. 

Sandburg Foundation Scholarships

Visit the Foundation Scholarship webpage to apply.  Applications are due by March 15.

ICISP (Illinois Consortium for International Studies and Programs)

Scholarships are in the amount of $500 for summer and $1,000 for semester semesters. Students participating in an ICISP program are eligible to apply. The deadline is October 15 for Spring, February 15 for Summer, and May 15 for Fall application

Gilman International Scholarships

Applicants must be receiving a Pell Grant at time of application or prove that he/she will receive a Pell Grant during the study abroad term. Recipients are awarded up to $5,000 depending on the length of the program. There is a $3,000 supplement for students studying "critical languages." The application deadline is March for Summer and Fall and October for Spring. Additional information


Contact Us

Financial Aid Office
Located: Building E101
Phone: 309.341.5283
Fax: 309.344.2529