Paying for Carleton 2019-2020

Fall Term:  Due August 15th
Winter Term:  Due December 15th
Spring Term:  Due March 15th

Term bills are prepared one month prior to each terms due date.  Fall Term fees are due August 15th, Winter Term fees are due December 15th, and Spring Term Fees are due March 15th.

Payment is due on the term due date.  Payment MUST be received prior to the start of each term.  If payment is not received prior to the start of each term, the student’s account will be put on hold for Registration (including Drop/Add) and Transcript Requests.

The comprehensive fee for the 2019-2020 year is $71,769.00. 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. 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.

2019-2020 Comprehensive Fee Yearly
Tuition $56,778
CSA Activity Fee $333
Room $7,704
20 Meal Plan (full board) $6,954
Total Due $71,769
Fall Term Due August 15th, 2019 Charge
Tuition $18,926
CSA Activity Fee $111
Room $2,568
20 Meal Plan (full board) $2,318
Total Due Fall Term $23,923
Winter Term Due December 15th, 2019 Charge
Tuition $18,926
CSA Activity Fee $111
Room $2,568
20 Meal Plan (full board) $2,318
Total Due Winter Term
$23,923
Spring Term Due March 15th, 2020 Charge
Tuition $18,926
CSA Activity Fee $111
Room $2,568
20 Meal Plan (full board) $2,318
Total Due Spring Term
$23,923

Student Account Statements

Student Financial Services

Student Account Team:

Candace Koen
Student Accounting Manager
507-222-4165
ckoen@carleton.edu

Debra Fawcett
Accounts Receivable Manager
507-222-4179
dfawcett@carleton.edu


Carleton's Billing Process is paperless. Statement notifications are sent each term to your Carleton student email address.

Student Account Payment Options

Online Payments:

Proxy 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 checking account number (the set of numbers that follow the routing number) for an automatic payment.

Check/Cash Payments:

Please mail your paper check and 529 Savings Plan payments to the address below. (Please include Student's ID# and Name)

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 8:00am-2:00pm).

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

International Student Payments:  Flywire

Use Flywire for an easy and secure method for sending international payments.  Flywire allows you to:

  • Track your payments from start to finish
  • Pay from any country and any bank
  • Save on bank fees and exchange rates
  • Receive peace of mind with dedicated multilingual customer support

Go to Flywire to learn more and make your payment, or see the page on international student payments for more details.

Wire Transfer Payments:  Please Contact Student Accounts

Payment Plans

Standard Payment Plan

  • August 15th, 2019 $23,923 (less 1/3 of financial aid-excluding campus employment)
  • December 15th, 2019 $23,923 (less 1/3 of financial aid-excluding campus employment)
  • March 15th, 2020 $23,923 (less 1/3 of financial aid-excluding campus employment)

Monthly Payment Plan

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

Cashnet Payment Portal

1-877-821-0625
commerce.cashnet.com/paymentportal

Student Employment

Students who wish to apply all or some of their campus employment earnings to their student account should complete the "Apply Work Study to Tuition" 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:  The $300 enrollment deposit, which you have already paid, is separate from the annual comprehensive fee.