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.

The 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. You can borrow up to the annual limit for each year in school. A loan can be processed for summer if you haven't already borrowed your annual limit.

Sandburg scholarships generally are not available for the summer term.

Apply for aid and eligibility.


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
Galesburg campus, E101
p: 309.341.5283
f: 309.344.2529