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Helping Families Save on Tuition

New LogoCarleton College is proud to be a participant in the Private College 529 Plan, a national prepaid tuition program sponsored by private colleges. Through this plan, families can "lock in" future tuition costs at less than today's prices--saving thousands of dollars on a child's future college education.

Our participation in the Private College 529 Plan reflects Carleton's commitment to helping families afford a quality liberal arts education.


Site screensotTuition certificates purchased through the plan can be used at Carleton College or hundreds of other participating private colleges nationwide in the future. Carleton College commits to a 1% tuition discount on all certificates purchased and pays all the fees associated with participation in the plan.

  • Provides a guarantee against tuition inflation and investment fluctuations
  • Tuition certificates may be used at any participating colleges (subject to admission)
  • No start-up fees or maintenance fees
  • Free from federal taxes

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