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Carl Sandburg College Tuition & Cost

Galesburg, Illinois

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How much does it cost to attend?

In District Illinois Resident Sticker Price
In District Costs for Carl Sandburg College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$810
Other Fees$50
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $5,400
Other Expenses Budget$2,988
In State Illinois Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Carl Sandburg College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$810
Other Fees$50
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $5,400
Other Expenses Budget$2,988

In district Illinois residents should budget an annual total cost of $14,008 to attend Carl Sandburg College on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $4,760 for tuition, $5,400 off-campus housing, $810 for books and supplies and $50 for other fees.

All price data is sourced from the 2019/2020 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Carl Sandburg College when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2018/2019
Net Price by Income Carl Sandburg College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$1,986
$30,001 to $48,000$1,963
$48,001 to $75,000$2,729
$75,001 to $110,000$7,361

The average reported annual net price for Carl Sandburg College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $2,918 in 2018/2019. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

88% of full-time undergrad Carl Sandburg College received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $6,689 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 7% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $2,825 and 1% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $7,650.

Finanical Aid Carl Sandburg College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $6,689 88%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $3,571 31%
Pell Grants $5,018 53%
Other Federal Grants $2,399 9%
State and Local Grants $3,573 52%
Federal Student Loans $2,825 7%
Other Student Loans $7,650 1%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Carl Sandburg College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $6,838. The loan balance of $6,838 is a two year multiple of the $3,419 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $65 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 2.75%.

Example Loan $6,838
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $65.24
Total Interest Paid $991.05
Sum of All Loan Payments $7,829.05

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price
Year Illinois Residents Non Residents
1 $16,388 $17,200
2 $17,148 $17,998

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at Carl Sandburg College to be $32,776 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 4.6% annual increase over the next 2 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Carl Sandburg College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
In District Residents $170 $510 $680
Illinois Residents $255 $765 $1,020
Out of State Residents $284 $852 $1,136

Estimated cost for a class at Carl Sandburg College based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Carl Sandburg College versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Carl Sandburg College Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=143613 IPEDS survey data for Carl Sandburg College.