Welcome to Financial Aid

Carleton's tradition of extending educational opportunities to academically qualified students and meeting their financial need is based on a deep commitment to the belief that a true liberal arts education exposes students to varying backgrounds and points of view outside, as well as inside, the classroom. For this reason, and the more pragmatic one that many parents cannot afford the cost of education today, Carleton encourages high school students to apply for admission without regard to their financial circumstances. The basic philosophy underlying the student financial aid program at Carleton is that families have the primary responsibility to finance their children's education to the extent that they are able. When a family cannot afford our costs, Carleton is committed to meeting a student's need with various types of aid for all those admitted, for all four years.

Scoville Hall

Student Financial Services has Moved!

Student Financial Services has moved to Scoville Hall.  Find out more.


Student Financial Services in the News

In preparation for its move from Henry House to Scoville Hall, Student Financial Services lightened its load by scanning a lot of paper files into Carleton's digital storage system.  Find out more about this feat here.