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Types of Aid

After calculating your financial need, we send a financial aid award package to each admitted applicant.

For students eligible for need-based aid, the award package usually includes:

  • A Carleton grant or scholarship
  • A student loan
  • Student employment

For students NOT eligible for need-based aid, the award package usually includes:

  • A loan
  • Student employment

If families and students need help in paying their expected contribution, Carleton's financial aid staff can assist them in locating financing for the amount desired.

This page is a basic overview. For complete details on types of aid offered by Carleton, please see: