Mission 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
Spoon River College staff will be visiting our local high schools during the Monday of October. Staff will be presenting information about the Financial Aid process and assisting with FAFSA Completions. Select the link below for a listing of dates and times. The public is welcome to attend all events.
FAFSA visit list 17.pdf
Student Loan Borrowers
Student loan borrowers remember that you MUST complete Loan Entrance Counseling and sign a Master Promissory Note at
https://studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/index.action. 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. More information and directions on how to apply for a loan are located on our Direct Loans page.
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 2015 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.
2017-2018 FAFSA Application availability: October 1, 2016 at
https://fafsa.ed.gov/. You must use 2015 income information to complete the new FAFSA. We encourage all students to apply early. Remember, you must REAPPLY every year!!
2018-2019 FAFSA Application availability: October 1, 2017 at
https://fafsa.ed.gov/. You must use 2016 income information to complete the new FAFSA. We encourage all students to apply early as State funding is limited. Remember, you must REAPPLY every year!!
2017-2018 Aid Processing
We are mailing letters requesting needed information for the 2017-2018 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 2017-2018 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 Payment Portal by Nelnet by accessing their
My SRC account.
23235 N COUNTY HIGHWAY 22
CANTON IL 61520
Jo Branson, Financial Aid Director
Rick Duvendack, Financial Aid/Veteran's Specialist
Denise Harrington, Financial Aid Office Assistant
208 S JOHNSON ST
MACOMB IL 61455
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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