Your financial aid offers

Eligibility for financial aid is determined through the analysis of the student aid application and the cost of education at Carl Sandburg College. Offers are based on full-time enrollment and will be adjusted at the time of enrollment. We reserve the right to modify award(s) at any time due to changes in your financial aid eligibility or on the availability of funding.

Always check mySandburg for the most updated award amounts to use as a reference whenever questions arise about the financial aid package or to print a copy of the your award notification for outside agencies. 

Guide to Understanding Your Offer Letter

Offer notification

The offer notification shows the types and amounts of financial assistance you're expected to receive at Carl Sandburg College. To understand your offer notification be sure to read all the information carefully.
  • Amounts are based on the information supplied on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®).

  • Awards are based on full-time enrollment and will be prorated based on the particular award rules.

  • If you wish to decline a particular award, notify the financial aid office in writing.

  • You're responsible for notifying the financial aid office of the source and dollar amount from any external awards/monies.

  • If aid from outside sources causes you to exceed calculated “financial need,” the college is required to reduce FWS, SEOG or Direct Loan.

  • You're responsible for repaying funds received in excess of financial need, awarded in error or if the student becomes ineligible — for any reason.

  • You must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).

  • Two or more tuition and/or fee-restricted awards may be combined, but the total cannot exceed tuition and fees.

  • A Federal Work-Study (FWS) award offers the opportunity to apply for FWS positions on campus. A job is not guaranteed, and you're not guaranteed to earn the entire award. FWS funds are disbursed as a biweekly paycheck. They do not pay directly toward the College bill.

Offer information

  • Grants are gift aid that do not need to be repaid.
  • Loans require repayment.
  • If your award includes “EST” in the name, it is estimated and could change. 



Corrections or changes to the information you originally submitted on your FAFSA may result in a revision to your financial aid award. If you have unusual circumstances (e.g., loss of a job, death of a parent, etc.) that were not reported on the FAFSA, or if your family's situation has changed since you completed your application, contact our financial aid office at 309.341.5283.




Financial Aid Office
Galesburg campus, E101