Financial Aid

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Value that’s affordable

We’re committed to keeping Carroll College affordable to all students and families who share our belief in academic excellence, lifelong learning, and making a difference.

As we work to make sure you receive all of the financial aid you’re eligible for, remember these values of a Carroll education:

  • Carroll has the highest 4-year graduation rate in a four state region. That can translate to a lifetime financial impact of $250,000 or more due to less time paying tuition, earlier entry into the workforce, and reduced debt.
  • 99% of Carroll students receive an institutional scholarship.
  • Carroll graduates are exceptionally well-prepared to launch their professional careers. For example, the median annual earnings for Carroll graduates are 19% higher than the national average for 4-year institutions, as reported by the U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard

Learn more about the value of investing in a Carroll education and about the types of financial aid available.

Get to know the FAFSA

We recommend that all students and their parents fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)—even if you think you won’t qualify for financial aid. There are Carroll College grants and scholarships available only to those who submit the FAFSA. 

FAFSA How-tos

Students and families from a range of household incomes attend Carroll College every year (and remember, 99% of all students receive an institutional scholarship). 

Here’s the income profile of 2022-23 enrolled students who filed the FAFSA:

Household Income %
$0-$49,999 22%
$50-$99,999 18%
$100,000-$149,999 21%
Over $150,000 40%

I have been blessed to work in the Financial Aid Office which has allowed me to see the countless resources Carroll’s financial aid office provides and I have personally witnessed the generosity of time and resources this office dedicates to us students.

Bridget Braden Nursing Major, ’23

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We're here to help

We know the financial aid process can be confusing and even intimidating. That’s why we’re here—to answer your questions and navigate the process from application to award. 

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