Helping Families Save on Tuition

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Site screensotCarleton 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.


Tuition certificates purchased through the plan can be used at Carleton College or hundreds of other participating private colleges nationwide in the future.

  • 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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