SLAI offers an all-inclusive tuition fee for our programs.

The all-inclusive tuition fee covers:

  • Room and board plan
  • Course tuition
  • Class supplies
  • Books and materials
  • Activities and field trips
  • Personal laundry
  • Shuttle transportation to and from MSP Airport/campus

There is an additional fee of $300 for International students, the details of which are outlined on our International Page.

2020 Program Tuition Cost

Art Program – $3,900

Applied Sustainability Program – $4,300

Computer Science Program – $4,300

Humanities Program – $3,900

Quantitative Reasoning Program – $3,900

Need-based scholarships are available. Need-based scholarship applicants may identify with the following groups: low and middle income, DACA, first generation, and underrepresented demographic groups. If you question your eligibility for a need-based scholarship, please contact our office. Visit our apply page for information on the need-based scholarship application process.

2020 Cancellation Policy

Our cancellation policy applies to all students that have been accepted to a program. If no decision has been emailed, we will refund all fees paid. 

Written withdrawals received by the Summer Liberal Arts Institute office:

  • on or before April 17, 2020 will receive a refund of  all fees paid over and above the $500 non-refundable tuition deposit.
  • between April 18 and May 15, 2020 will receive a refund of 50% of all fees paid over and above the $500 non-refundable tuition deposit.
  • on or after May 16, 2020 will not receive a refund.

All cancellations and refund requests must be submitted in writing to summer@carleton.edu. Please allow up to 10 business days for your refund to be processed. Refunds are typically issued in the same form of payment as the original payment.

No refunds or discounts will be given for early departures prior to the end of the program. Any participant who is dismissed from the program due to disciplinary issues or who voluntarily withdraws from their program for any reason, will not receive a refund.

This written cancellation policy is always binding and no verbal communication from SLAI staff can override this policy.