Did financial aid influence your college decision?
Carleton worked with me and my parents to come up with tuition aid that matched our personal circumstance, and not that was spat out of a calculator; it meant a lot that they were willing to listen to our story and not just the numbers!
Financial aid was a big factor in my college decision. Because I plan on going to graduate school, I didn't want to accumulate a lot of student loans just in my undergraduate years. I hoped to go to a school that would offer me as much financial aid as possible. And it turned out that Carleton offered the best financial aid packages out of the 14 schools I applied to.