How to Apply for Financial Aid: International Students

For international students, your level of aid will be the same for all four years at Carleton. You do not need to annually apply for aid. Given the limited funding available to international students, Carleton will not consider new financial aid applications once you have enrolled.

Step 1: Check the box!

When you fill out your application for admission, check the box indicating that you intend to apply for financial aid. No separate form is required. Easy.

Step 2: CSS Profile OR the International Student Financial Aid Application

  • CSS Profile school code: 6081 
  • Helps us determine financial need.
  • Custodial and noncustodial parents need to complete a CSS profile.
  • $25 fee.
  • Print or save your profile acknowledgment and keep it in your file.

Step 3: Certification of Finances

  • International students need to complete the Certification of Finances
  • The completed form can be sent to

Key Dates

Key Dates 
October 1CSS Profile available
November 15Fall Early Decision Deadline
January 15Winter Early Decision & Regular Decision Deadline