Financing Your Education
All international students must submit a Certification of Finances with their application materials. This includes students who do not apply for aid. The Certification of Finances demonstrates how much money your family can contribute to your education.
The estimated cost of attendance for the 2022-2023 academic year is $87,583. This amount includes tuition, housing, food, fees, plus estimates for books, personal expenses, travel, health insurance and expenses over breaks. You should expect this cost to increase each year between 4% – 5%.
If you cannot cover the entire cost of all four years at Carleton, you should apply for financial aid. You can provide either:
We have limited funding available to international students. As a result, we will not consider a new application for aid once you have enrolled. We offer a few need-based scholarships to international students. If you apply for financial aid, you are automatically considered for these scholarships:
- Starr Foundation Grants: Scholarship opportunities for students from Asia
- Kellogg Scholarships: Financial aid for highly qualified non-U.S. citizens to attend Carleton
- Underbrink Fund for Global Initiatives: Aid to international students, without geographic limitations
We are committed to putting a Carleton education within your reach — we meet 100% of demonstrated need for every student. We calculate the amount each student’s family can reasonably pay and then offer aid to cover the rest of Carleton’s cost. There are no income caps for determining financial need or eligibility for aid.