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Carleton College Tuition & Cost

Northfield, Minnesota

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How much does it cost to attend?

Sticker Price
$71,325
Costs for Carleton College
Fee Cost
Tuition$54,438
Books and Supplies$853
Other Fees$321
Room and Board $14,085
Other Expenses Budget$1,628

Annual Prices

The annual list price to attend Carleton College on a full time basis for 2018/2019 is $71,325 for all students regardless of their residency. This fee is comprised of $54,438 for tuition, $14,085 room and board, $853 for books and supplies and $321 for other fees. Out of state tuition for Carleton College is $54,438, the same as Minnesota residents.

All price data is sourced from the 2018/2019 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Carleton College when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2017/2018
$28,148
Net Price by Income Carleton College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$16,366
$30,001 to $48,000$11,405
$48,001 to $75,000$15,350
$75,001 to $110,000$21,462
$110,000+$39,841

The average reported annual net price for Carleton College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $28,148 in 2017/2018. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

Finanical Aid Carleton College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Annual Total Grant Aid $38,342 58%
Pell Grant $4,244 16%
Federal Student Loan $4,096 42%

The average reported annual net price for Carleton College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $28,148 in 2017/2018.

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Carleton College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $115,272. The loan balance of $115,272 is a four year multiple of the $28,818 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $1,196 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 4.529%.

Example Loan $115,272
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.5%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $1,196.27
Total Interest Paid $28,280.73
Sum of All Loan Payments $143,552.73

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$285,300
Year All Residents
1 $71,325
2 $74,636
3 $78,100
4 $81,725

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Carleton College to be $285,300 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 4.6% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Carleton College Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=173258 IPEDS survey data for Carleton College.