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

Term bills are prepared one month prior to each terms due date. Fall Term fees are due August 15, Winter Term fees are due December 15, and Spring Term Fees are due March 15.

Payment is due on the term due date. Payment MUST be received prior to the start of each term. If payment is not received prior to the start of each term, the student’s account will be put on hold for Registration (including Drop/Add) and Transcript Requests.

The comprehensive fee for the 2020-2021 year is $74,499.00. This includes tuition, Carleton Student Association (CSA) activity fee, room and board. The comprehensive fee does not include art and music fees.

The tuition charged to students represents only two-thirds of the educational costs per student. The other one-third is funded by income from our endowment, which has been built by the gifts of former generations and the annual fund which is supported each year by our alumni and parents. The combination of these sources creates a balanced budget with continuing growth in our academic programs.

2020-2021 Comprehensive FeeYearly
Tuition$58,968
CSA Activity Fee$384
Room$7,995
20 Meal Plan (full board)$7,152
Total Due$74,499
Fall Term Due August 15th, 2020Charge
Tuition$19,656
CSA Activity Fee$128
Room$2,665
20 Meal Plan (full board)$2,384
Total Due Fall Term$24,833
Winter Term Due December 15th, 2020Charge
Tuition$19,656
CSA Activity Fee$128
Room$2,665
20 Meal Plan (full board)$2,384
Total Due Winter Term
$24,833
Spring Term Due March 15th, 2021Charge
Tuition$19,656
CSA Activity Fee$128
Room$2,665
20 Meal Plan (full board)$2,384
Total Due Spring Term
$24,833

Student Account Payment Options

Carleton’s Billing Process is paperless. Statement notifications are sent each term to your Carleton student email address.

Online Payments

Proxy Access to the HUB allows students to set up guest accounts for parents, guardians, or other guests.

Online payment is the preferred form of payment. Payments can be made electronically through the Hub, a secure student payment portal that confirms the balance due on the student account. Students are able to enter their US domestic bank routing number (the 9-digit number in the lower left corner of a personal check) and checking account number (the set of numbers that follow the routing number) for an automatic payment.

Check/Cash 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

The Business Office, located in the lower level of Leighton Hall, accepts cash and check payments during cashier hours (M-F 8:00am-2:00pm).

Note: Credit/Debit cards are not accepted for payment on Student Accounts.

International Student Payments

Go to Flywire to make your payment, or see the page on international student payments for more details.

Flywire is 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

Wire Transfer Payments

Please contact the Student Accounts team for information.


Payment Plans

Standard Payment Plan

  • August 15th, 2020 $24,833 (less 1/3 of financial aid-excluding campus employment)
  • December 15th, 2020 $24,8433 (less 1/3 of financial aid-excluding campus employment)
  • March 15th, 2021 $24,833 (less 1/3 of financial aid-excluding campus employment)

Monthly Payment Plan

An alternative payment option is the Monthly Payment Plan offered by Cashnet, where all or part of the comprehensive fee is paid in interest free installments using US dollars through a US bank account. This plan accepts credit card payments, although a convenience fee will apply.

Cashnet Payment Portal

1-877-821-0625
commerce.cashnet.com/paymentportal

Student Employment

Students who wish to apply all or some of their campus employment earnings to their student account should complete the “Apply Work Study to Tuition” online form.

Late Fees

Students are responsible for making sure that their student account is paid on time. Please arrange for payment in a timely manner to avoid a $35 late fee. The majority of our students receive ongoing support from their families during their academic career at Carleton and we encourage our students to share this information with them. Forwarding your student account statement to them may be very helpful.

Enrollment Deposit

NOTE:  The $300 enrollment deposit, which you have already paid, is separate from the annual comprehensive fee.