Summer Financial Aid

Summer financial aid is determined in March and students are notified once summer offers are in place on MySandburg. Students are automatically reviewed for summer funding and notified of any eligibility.

Illinois Monetary Award Program does not fund the summer term.

To be eligible for Direct Loans and Direct Parent Plus Loans for the summer semester, you need to be enrolled in at least six credit hours. A student can borrow up to the annual limit for each year they are in school. A loan can be processed for summer if the student has not already borrowed their annual limit.

Sandburg Scholarships are not generally available for the summer term.

To Apply for Summer Financial Aid

Go to Apply for Aid and Eligibility and follow the instructions.


Students who use all of their federal Pell Grant in the fall and spring semesters may be eligible to receive a full federal Pell Grant in the summer term under the Year-round Pell option.  

 To be eligible you must:

  • Be Pell Grant eligible
  • Be making Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
  • If you were full-time and received a full Pell Grant in the fall and spring, you must enroll for at least six credit hours in summer classes to receive summer Pell.
  • If you were part-time in the fall or spring, there is no minimum credit requirement to receive a summer Pell Grant
  • Please note that your Pell Grant award will be based on your EFC and enrollment status


Contact Us

Financial Aid Office
Location: Main Campus E101
Phone: 309.341.5283
Fax: 309.344.2529