Financial Aid

financialaidMission Statement: The Financial Aid Office at the College is committed to educating students and families about the resources available to help fund their education and guide them through the process from application to payment of aid each year.

Thank you for visiting the Financial Aid webpage for Spoon River College (SRC). SRC participates in federal and state programs to assist students in meeting the costs of higher education. Financial assistance is available in the form of grants, scholarships, work opportunities, and loans. Click on the Net Price Calculator to determine your estimated family contribution and net price of attendance. Many of SRC's students live at home with their parents, reducing their cost to attend college by about $6,000 per year.

Apply early to ensure that your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is processed prior to the published deadlines. Funding is limited and application deadlines may be adjusted by the State of Illinois.

Spoon River College School Code for all locations (Canton, Macomb, Havana, & Rushville): 001643

Upcoming Events

REMINDER!!! 2017-2018 Foundation Scholarship applications are due March 15th by 4:30 p.m.

Loan Exit Counseling for Student Loan Borrowers

Student loan borrowers who are graduating, transferring, or not enrolled in at least 6 credit hours for the upcoming semester MUST complete Exit Counseling at You login with your Department of Education issued FSA ID (Federal Student Aid ID). Please list Spoon River College as the school to receive notification that you have completed the counseling.

Completing a FAFSA

You can complete a FAFSA anywhere you have access to a computer and the internet. FAFSAs are completed on-line at

What you need to complete a FAFSA: Your Department of Education issued FSA ID (username and password) and your 2014 tax information. We recommend that you use the IRS DRT (IRS Data Retrieval Tool) to import your tax information directly from the IRS. If selected for verification later, this reduces the paperwork you will need to submit.

2016-2017 FAFSA Application availability: January 1, 2016 the FAFSA for 2016-2017 will be available to file at You may use estimated 2015 income information to complete the new FAFSA. Once you have filed your taxes for 2015, you can go back to the FAFSA website, login, and correct your tax information using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool. We encourage all students to apply early. Remember, you must REAPPLY every year!!

2016-2017 Aid Processing

We are mailing letters requesting needed information for the 2016-2017 processing year as we continue to receive FAFSAs for new students. Please login to My SRC and select the Paying for College link on the Student Tab. There you will find a link to Financial Aid Documents Needed. Make sure you have selected 2016-2017 as the award year. This will display a list of any forms needed and some informational items that you need to read. Please print your needed forms, fill them out completely and turn them in to our offices for processing. Don't forget those signatures! All forms must be submitted and accepted by our office before processing can continue! If you have questions, please come see us or give us a call! We are here to help YOU!

Respond quickly and ask questions. If you have all needed forms to our office by the priority processing deadline listed below, we will guarantee to have your aid in place by the tuition deadline. We continue to process aid all throughout the year. Forms are processed in order according to the date received in our offices.

Priority Processing Deadlines

SUMMER 2017 - April 1, 2017

FALL 2017 - June 15, 2017

SPRING 2018 - November 1, 2017

SUMMER 2018 - April 1, 2018 

The Financial Aid Office cannot guarantee that financial aid will be in place by the tuition due date if you do not submit all requested information and supplemental forms by the priority processing deadlines. The Financial Aid Office will continue processing applications after the priority processing deadline but, cannot guarantee that aid for forms received after the deadline will be in place by the tuition due date. In order to ensure classes will be held, students may set-up a payment plan through FACTS by accessing their My SRC account.​


Phone: (309)649-7030
Fax: (309)649-6393

Jo Branson, Financial Aid Director
Rick Duvendack, Financial Aid/Veteran's Specialist
Denise Harrington, Financial Aid Office Assistant

Phone: (309)833-6073
Fax: (309)833-6062

Charlie Cox, Financial Aid Coordinator
Peggy Roth, Financial Aid Coordinator

If you have questions or comments related to financial aid please feel free to contact a representative in person, by phone, Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. or by e-mail at

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