Tuition Due Dates

Fall Term:  Due August 15th
Winter Term:  Due December 15th
Spring Term:  Due March 15th

Student Account & Tuition Information

For many families, finances can be the “scariest” part of attending college. Rest assured, it is the goal of Student Accounts to provide comfort and support.

Electronic Billing Statements:  No Paper Statements Provided

View your Student Account Billing Statement through your Workday account.  Students and parents/guardians (if the parent/guardian’s email address has been provided) receive email notice when term billing statements are ready.  Notices are sent out approximately one month prior to the due dates listed above for each term.  Statements can be viewed, printed or downloaded. 

Students, it is your responsibility to make your Student Account Statement available to your parents, or other individuals who may be assisting with payment.

Workday Third-Party Access is available through your Workday account.

Student Account Statement:

View tuition, housing, food, and Carleton Student Association (CSA) fees charged to your Student Account.  The statement also shows payments, college grants and other financial aid awards applied to your account each term.  Outside scholarships (tuition benefits, Rotary scholarships, etc.) are credited to your student account each term as the funds are received by the College.  Other fees, will be applied to your student account over the course of the school year, if applicable.  Fees may include music lessons, library fines, health and counseling bills, parking registration, parking violations, and various other fees.

Student Employment:

Students who wish to apply all or some of their campus employment earnings to their student account should complete the “Apply Student Work Earnings to Tuition”  process in Workday once you have access.  Please keep in mind that your work earnings are applied to your Student Account each pay period, NOT all at once. Students are allowed to reduce their “Amount to Pay” by 75% of their eligible unpaid work earnings for the term.  Students can put more than 75% of their work earnings toward their student account, but 75% of the earnings is calculated when determining their balance due for the term.  

Example:  A student has chosen to apply 100% or $1,125.00 in work earnings towards their Student Account.  The student may subtract $843.75, which is 75% of $1,125.00, from the balance due, and pay the difference.  If a student earns more than the estimated amount of $843.75, the credit will be applied to the next term, or the student can request a refund.

Importance of timely payments:

Carleton College reserves the right to withdraw a student if their payment schedule has not been met or their health insurance forms have not been received.

Online Payments:

NOTE: Online payments can be made after fall billing has been completed, Monday, July 22nd, 2024.

You can make online payments using the Finances App in Workday. In order to do so:

1.) First, set up your Payment Elections so that your bank account information is in Workday.

2.) Then you can make an online payment using the Finances App in Worday.

Check Payments:

Please mail your paper check and 529 Savings Plan payments to the address below. (Please include Student’s ID# and Name)

Carleton College
Business Office
One North College Street
Northfield, MN 55057

When available request 529 Savings Plan payments by Flywire or ACH options.

The Business Office is located in the lower level of Leighton Hall, and accepts check payments during cashier hours (M-F 10:00am-2:00pm).

Credit/Debit cards Payments:

Carleton College does not accept credit/debit card payments.

International Student Payments:  Flywire

Use Flywire for an easy and secure method for sending international payments.  Flywire allows you to:

  • Track your payments from start to finish
  • Pay from any country and any bank
  • Save on bank fees and exchange rates
  • Receive peace of mind with dedicated multilingual customer support

Go to Flywire to learn more and make your payment, or go to the International Student Payment page for more details.

Wire Transfer Payments: 

Please Contact Student Accounts

Student Financial Aid Office:

If you have questions regarding your loans, grants/scholarships, or other aid components, please contact the Student Financial Aid Office directly.

Student Financial Aid Office:  507-222-4138 or

Student Account Team:

Please email for any questions. This email is monitored by the student accounts team.