Financial Aid Information for Prospective Students

Affording Carleton

It's no secret that paying for a college education today is a formidable undertaking. Everyone wants to know whether it is worth the cost and whether they can afford it.

A college education is a lifetime investment that only appreciates. The excellent liberal arts education that Carleton students receive fosters curious and creative minds and innovative thinking. Carleton graduates are prepared for success in today's fast-paced and constantly changing world. In financial terms, a person's income and overall quality of life increases with the level-and quality-of education achieved.

The cost of a quality education like the one you'll receive at Carleton requires commitment, sacrifice and careful planning. A wide range of financial support programs and financing options makes a Carleton education possible for most families, including those with and without demonstrated financial need. Know that Carleton is committed to meeting the full demonstrated financial need of all admitted students for all four years.

Carleton's Fritch/Strong Scholarships help middle income families from smaller cities and towns all the way to large metropolitan areas afford a Carleton education. 

As you think about starting your journey at Carleton, there are some financial considerations you should keep in mind.  Don't lose sight of start up costs as you arrive on campus.

              This page has information and tips for you.

We’re committed to making Carleton affordable for all our admitted students. We have two tools to help you understand what your financial aid award might look like.

              Carleton College Financial Aid Estimator and Net Price Calculators