A recent article in the StarTribune raised awareness of the cost of the University of Minnesota. Within that article, Carleton was highlighted as a one affordable option for low-income families to consider.
We work hard to make Carleton affordable for every student who earns admission to the college. Of course, being affordable doesn’t just refer to a financial aid package – it also takes into consideration the value of the Carleton experience, and what you’ll get for your investment Thanks to our wide-ranging opportunities in and out of the classroom, Carleton will help your child become a more creative problem solver, a more insightful group contributor, a more open-minded, interdisciplinary thinker.
You can afford to send your child to college. This is often the single most important investment that families make for their children. However, when a family does not have the means to consider Carleton, we are prepared to help where we can. We are committed to creating a partnership with parents and student to make a Carleton education attainable. One way to get a better sense of our financial aid program is to use our Estimator, which will give you an approximation of the award you might expect at Carleton. Consider thid: 52% of our freshman class qualified for need-based aid, and the average need-based award for these students was $36,142. For low-income students, the average net price was $7,963.