2024–2025 Forms

2023–2024 Forms

Financial Aid/Special Circumstances Review

We recognize that information presented on the FAFSA and/or CSS Profile may not reflect a family’s current financial situation. Federal regulations allow Carleton to use professional judgment on a case-by-case basis to determine whether additional aid can be given to a student due to eligible special circumstances that impact their family contribution.  

Special Circumstances are related to the student or family’s change in financial circumstances that may include:a change in income, job status, assets, housing status, unusual medical or dental expenses, elementary or secondary tuition expenses, childcare or dependent expenses, elder care, or other circumstances that may impact a student or family’s ability to contribute to school costs.

Unusual Circumstances is commonly referred to as a dependency override. When there are circumstances that justify changing the student’s dependency status such as parental abuse or abandonment, human trafficking, refugee of asylee status or incarceration the student can be treated as an independent student for federal and institutional purposes.

To request a special circumstance review of your financial aid, you need to complete the Request for Special Circumstances Review. See full details about the Financial Aid Review process.

Optional supporting documents:

  • Household Budget Worksheet: Describe the expenses your family is facing while paying for Carleton to provide us more detailed information about your household cash flow.
  • Estimate Income Worksheet: Submit if you anticipate significant changes in your income for the coming year. The basis for our aid award is usually the previous year’s income.

Music Lessons: Financial Assistance Request

Get additional information and apply for financial assistance for music lesson(s).

Deadline to apply: 5:00 p.m. on the specified days.

CSA Activity Fee Assistance Request

Get additional information on how to request assistance with the CSA Activity Fee.

Study Abroad/Off-Campus Studies

These worksheets help us adjust your financial aid for your off-campus studies term and gives you and your family an estimate of the total cost of your off-campus study program.

Get more information on financing your off-campus studies program or contact Tina Kukowski.

Student Employment

All forms for student employment, including student work transfer requests, interest forms for finding employment for the upcoming year, and remote work agreements, can be found on the student employment website.

Other Miscellaneous Forms