Expenses/Special Fees

Music Fees
The department of music offers private lessons in applied music. The fees for 2014-2015 per term for individual instruction in all instruments, and use of practice facilities are: after the drop/add deadline, a term fee of $285.00 is billed to each student for weekly (normally 9) half-hour lessons (1 credits) per term, of $565.00 for weekly (normally 9) one hour lessons (2 credits). Class Guitar and African Drum Class are $80.00 each. Junior and senior music majors receive up to 4 credits per term of lessons free of charge. Students on financial aid who experience difficulty in meeting the cost of private lessons may apply for financial assistance for such expenses directly to Student Financial Services Office.

Art Fees
Many art classes require consumable materials and supplies which are not included in the comprehensive fee, special fees may apply to these classes. Contact Student Financial Services Office for assistance eligibility requirements.

Student Health Insurance
Student health insurance is available at additional cost for those not covered by another plan. Note: proof of health insurance is required. For possible financial assistance to cover the cost of health insurance , contact the Student Financial Services Office for eligibility requirements.

Laundry Fee
Students residing in the Village Apartments and Carleton owned houses, except for Parish House, are assessed a $25.00 per term laundry facilities fee for use of non-coin operated machines in these facilities. This fee will be reflected in the overall cost for room and board for students assigned to rooms in these places.

Non-Carleton Off-Campus Studies
Students participating in non-Carleton off-campus programs will be assessed a $500 administrative fee.  The fee will be charged to the student's Carleton student account after the Off-Campus Studies Petition has been approved.

Off-Campus Independent Study
For off-campus independent study, including summer reading not required for a fall term course, the fee for each two credits or fraction thereof is the tuition for one credit during the academic year in which the credit is granted. Credit by examination and off-campus internships are charged on the same basis.

Student accounts are regarded as delinquent and subject to penalty if payments are not made at the specified times, or if arrangements have not been made for later payment. The penalty for late payment of fees is $35.00. A student will not be permitted to register for the following term until his or her account has been cleared by the Business Office. The student will be withdrawn from the College if the Business Office has a financial block on the student's account for a prior term's past due balance. The student will not be permitted to return to campus when classes start for the upcoming term. If otherwise eligible, the student may apply for readmission for the subsequent term. In cases of postponed account settlement, for which special arrangements are made in the Business Office, a note must be signed covering the amount of the unpaid balance. An 8% per annum charge will be made on postponed accounts.

College policies on deposits and refunds apply to off-campus studies; in addition for Carleton Off-Campus Seminars, a $500.00 penalty is assessed for late withdrawals before the start of the program plus any costs incurred on their behalf. See the Off-Campus Studies Policy on withdrawal for Carleton Off-Campus Seminars which is part of the Carleton College Off-Campus Study Agreement Form.