Tuition and Fees

TUITION AND FEES

Sandburg's tuition charge 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 2017-2018

$160 In-District Tuition
$240 Out of District Tuition
$268 Out of State Tuition
$268 International Student Tuition
$160 Online Student Tuition

 

TUITION EXAMPLE:

Full time is 12 credit hours.  A typical In-District student would pay $1,920 in Tuition and $25 Registration fee for a total of $1,945 per semester.  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 Director of Admissions and Records at 309.341.5234 for procedures to update address and student billing. 

 

PROOF OF RESIDENCY (TEMPORARY MOVE TO WITHIN THE DISTRICT)

Out of District students who can provide a lease signed 30 days prior to the semester may receive a credit to cover the out of district portion of tuition through the Request for In-District Tuition Rate.  A copy of the lease and the Request for In-District Tuition form must be submitted prior to the semester start. 
 

CAREER CONSORTIUM IN DISTRICT TUITION ADJUSTMENT (FORMERLY CHARGEBACK OR COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS)

Out of District students enrolled in programs not available from their local Illinois community college may obtain an adjustment to offset the difference between the In-District and Out of District tuition rates.   Application is required. Cooperative Agreement.

Knox & Monmouth College Students

Carl Sandburg College permits studuents (US citizens and elligible noncitizens) concurrently enrolled at Monmouth College or Knox College to attend Sandburg at the In-District Rate. Adjustments are made each semester upon request to the Financial Aid Office by submitting a copy of the current term at Knox or Monmouth College.

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 only be charged 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 by the tuition deadline date.

Other Options for In-District Tuition Rates

  • Certain veterans may be eligible for In-District Tuition Rates.  For more information, contact Veterans Coordinator, Chris Shaw, at 309.341.5321, located in the Financial Aid Office. 
  • 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 (AOP, AUT, BFM, BOC, CHD, CIS, CIT, DTT, ELT, EMS, GCP, HYD, ICT, MAS, MDA, MDC, MTL, MTS, WEL)
  • $25 per credit hour (DHG, MRI, NAD, NMT, NUP, RDT, RRT)
  • $30 per credit hour (DCS, DMS)
  • $215 per credit hour  (Private Music courses – MUS.13x, 14x, 15x, 23x, 24x, 25x)
     

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. 

  • $50 per course section (AUT.101 & AUT.204)
  • $15 per course section (AUT.103, AUT.105, AUT.107, AUT.201, AUT.202 & AUT.203)
  • $20 per course section (CRM.103 & CRM.261)
  • $10 per course section (DHG.115, DHG.200, DHG.217, DHG.C112 & DHG.C220)
  • $25 per course section (EMS.101, EMS.115, EMS.125, EMS.135, EMS.205 & EMS.215)
  • $15 per course section (MDA.112, MDA.115, MDA.125 & MDA.127)
  • $15 per course section (MLT.100)
  • $105 per course section (NAD.105, NAD.106, NAD.108, NAD.125, NAD.180, NAD.200, NAD.210, NUA.100, NUP.105 & NUP.125)
  • $40 per course section (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)
     

ADDITIONAL CHARGES THAT MAY BE ASSESSED TO THE STUDENT ACCOUNT

  • Nursing Tests - included in the tuition.
  • Dental Hygiene Kit - must have form signed to use financial aid.
  • Nursing Kit - must have form signed to use financial aid.