What it costs


of Carthage students receive scholarships and grants

Families are not alone in paying for a Carthage education. Carthage views financing as a partnership involving parents, students, and assistance from a variety of supporting resources, including Carthage, the federal government, and some state governments. Carthage works with families on an individual basis to identify the proper mix of available resources. Examining these options is the first step toward developing a financing plan to make Carthage affordable.

Please call the Carthage Office of Admissions at 800-351-4058, or send an email to your Admissions Representative at any time with questions you may have.

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Carthage is a private institution, so tuition is the same for in-state and out-of-state students.

2024-25 Annual Tuition and Fees

 Full-time tuition (per semester)  $19,375
 Standard housing fee (per semester) *  $4,520
 Standard meal plan (per semester)*   $2,205


Additional Costs (Estimated)

 Residential/overnight parking permit (per semester)  $150-$850 (depends on location)
 Commuter parking permit (per semester)  $225-$375
 Full-time undergraduate application fee  $35

* This residence fee is for a standard double room and the standard meal plan for freshmen. Other room styles, including single rooms, may carry additional fees. The standard meal plan provides an average of 14 meals per week, plus Birdie Bucks that can be used at any dining location and guest passes for family and friends. A premium meal plan is available for an additional fee.


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Generous Scholarships

Carthage awards more than $20 million in scholarship and grant assistance, including automatic merit scholarships up to $18,000 a year, and multiple full-tuition Presidential Scholarships.

Learn more about scholarships