Paying for Carleton 2013-2014

The comprehensive fee for the 2013-2014 year is $58,149. This includes tuition, Carleton Student Association (CSA) activity fee, room and board. The comprehensive fee does not include art and music fees.  The tuition charged to students represents only two-thirds of the educational costs per student for 2013-2014. The other one-third is funded by income from our endowment, which has been built by the gifts of former generations and the annual fund which is supported each year by our alumni and parents. The combination of these sources creates a balanced budget with continuing growth in our academic programs.

2013-2014 Tuition Amount
Tuition $45,900
CSA Activity Fee $267
Room $6,279
20 Meal Plan (full board) $5,703
Total $58,149


"Student Account Statements"

The following Business Office personnel are prepared to answer your questions and assist in any way possible with the financial aspects of your Carleton career.

Debra Fawcett
Student Accounting Manager

Candace Koen
Student Account Specialist

Carleton uses a paperless Billing Process. Watch your student e-mail for statement notifications each term.

Student Account Payment Options

Online Payments:

Parent Guest/Access to the HUB allows students to set up guest accounts for parents, guardians, or other guests.

Online payment is the preferred form of payment. Payments can be made electronically through the Hub, a secure student payment portal that confirms the balance due on the student account. Students are able to enter their US domestic bank routing number (the 9-digit number in the lower left corner of a personal check) and account number (the set of numbers that follow the routing number) for an automatic payment.

Check Payments:

Mail check and 529 Savings Plan payments to the address listed below. Please include the student's ID# and/or full name on the check.

Carleton College
Business Office
One North College Street
Northfield, MN 55057

The Business Office, located in the lower level of Leighton Hall, accepts cash and check payments during cashier hours (M-F 10:00am-2:00pm).

Note:  Credit/Debit cards are not accepted for payment on Student Accounts.

Wire Transfer Payments:

For domestic and international wire transfers, please contact Debra Fawcett or Candace Koen.

Debra Fawcett
Student Accounting Manager


Candace Koen
Student Account Specialist

Payment Plans

Standard Payment Plan

  • August 15th, 2013 $19,383, (less 1/3 of financial aid-excluding campus employment)
  • December 15th, 2013 $19,383 (less 1/3 of financial aid-excluding campus employment)
  • March 15th, 2014 $19,383 (less 1/3 of financial aid-excluding campus employment)

Monthly Plan

An alternative payment option is the TuitionPay Monthly Plan offered by Sallie Mae, where all or part of the comprehensive fee is paid in installments interest free using US dollars through a US bank account. TuitionPay will accept credit card payments, although a convenience fee will apply.


Student Employment

Students who wish to apply all or some of their campus employment earnings to their student account should complete the Student Payroll Tuition Payment Authorization online form.

Late Fees

Students are responsible for making sure that their student account is paid on time. Please arrange for payment in a timely manner to avoid a $35 late fee. The majority of our students receive ongoing support from their families during their academic career at Carleton and we encourage our students to share this information with them. Forwarding your student account statement to them may be very helpful.

Enrollment Deposit

Note that the $300 enrollment deposit, which you have already paid, is separate from the annual comprehensive fee.