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Carleton is committed to being affordable to all admitted students

Carleton welcomes talented students from all economic backgrounds. We are committed to meeting the full demonstrated financial need of all admitted students for all four years.

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Carleton Financial Facts

  • More than $36.9 million in Carleton-funded grants and scholarships was awarded to Carleton students in 2015-16.
  • For Class of 2021 students who demonstrated need, the average financial aid award was $48,099.
  • About 52% of the Class of 2021 received need-based grants and scholarships, which do not need to be repaid. Average Carleton grant: $38,893.
  • Eliminating obstacles: Carleton charges no application fee for students who apply online for admission.
  • To provide maximum financial aid to all students in need, Carleton does not offer merit scholarships.
  • Carleton's total comprehensive fee covers most student expenses except books and supplies, personal spending money, and travel. There are no extra fees for labs, field trips, student publications, or college events.

Average Financial Aid Award by Income. Described by graph data link below.

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