Financial Aid for Study Abroad

Sandburg students enrolled in study abroad courses approved for credit in their program of study may be considered enrolled at Carl Sandburg College for the purpose of applying for assistance for federal student aid programs and may be eligible to receive financial aid from federal, state and institutional sources. Federal and state grants such as PELL and MAP, college scholarships and the student loan program can provide funds to help pay the expense of 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. Students should file the FAFSA by November 15th each year for programs beginning in the Fall and by September 1 for Spring programs. We recommend that students studying abroad designate a family member as power of attorney to negotiation financial aid funds while abroad.

  • Students in study abroad pay program fees rather than tuition, therefore Galesburg Promise 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 payments and due dates. 
  • Sandburg Students may also apply for the following scholarships for study abroad. 

Scholarships Applications 

Scholarship Applications process is open from December 1 until March 15 each academic year, allowing students to apply for scholarships to be awarded the following academic year.  All completed scholarship applications must be submitted by March 15. To complete scholarship applications visit the Foundation Scholarship webpage.

ICISP (Illinois Consortium for International Studies and Programs)

Scholarships are in the amount of $500 for summer and $1,000 for semester programs. Students participating in an ICISP program are eligible to apply. The deadline is Oct. 15 for Spring programs, Feb. 15 for Summer programs and May 15 for Fall programs 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 programs and October for Spring programs. There is also a $3,000 supplement for summer. (Summer programs must include in-country stays of at least 4 weeks.) Additional information


Contact Us

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