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Carleton College Tuition & Cost

Northfield, Minnesota

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How much does it cost to attend?

Sticker Price
Costs for Carleton College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$901
Other Fees$384
Room and Board $15,147
Other Expenses Budget$1,700

Annual Prices

The annual list price to attend Carleton College on a full time basis for 2020/2021 is $77,100 for all students regardless of their residency. This fee is comprised of $58,968 for tuition, $15,147 room and board, $901 for books and supplies and $384 for other fees. Out of state tuition for Carleton College is $58,968, the same as Minnesota residents.

All price data is sourced from the 2020/2021 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

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 2019/2020
Net Price by Income Carleton College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$6,208
$30,001 to $48,000$13,410
$48,001 to $75,000$15,991
$75,001 to $110,000$22,868

The average reported annual net price for Carleton College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $30,843 in 2019/2020. 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

64% of full-time undergrad Carleton College received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $43,432 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 37% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $4,035 and 3% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $12,582.

Finanical Aid Carleton College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $43,432 64%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $41,132 59%
Pell Grants $4,395 14%
Other Federal Grants $1,090 38%
State and Local Grants $5,024 6%
Federal Student Loans $4,035 37%
Other Student Loans $12,582 3%

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 $1,100 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 2.75%.

Example Loan $115,272
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $1,099.82
Total Interest Paid $16,706.64
Sum of All Loan Payments $131,978.64

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year All Residents
1 $77,100
2 $80,242
3 $83,512
4 $86,915

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 $308,400 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 4.1% 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.