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Did financial aid influence your college decision?

  • Sam Chao '16
    Financial aid was a big factor in my college decision. Because I plan on going to graduate school, I didn't want to accumulate a lot of student loans just in my undergraduate years. I hoped to go to a school that would offer me as much financial aid as possible. And it turned out that Carleton offered the best financial aid packages out of the 14 schools I applied to.
  • Emily Balczewski '16
    Carleton worked with me and my parents to come up with tuition aid that matched our personal circumstance, and not that was spat out of a calculator; it meant a lot that they were willing to listen to our story and not just the numbers!
  • Sara Hooker '13
    Financial aid was a critical factor in enabling me to attend. Carleton provided both the most generous package as well as the most well thought out aid. Through my financial aid package, for example, I have one round trip ticket home, so that I can see my family as an international student.
  • Asim Manizada '13
    My family and I are and will be forever grateful to Carleton for what the school did for us. The college is really dedicated to providing education to people of all socio-economic backgrounds, and I think this was reflected in my financial aid award.