Carthage College

Kenosha, WI, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$26,532
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$22,822
$30k - $48k
$22,800
$48k - $75k
$25,909
$75k - $110k
$28,246
$110k+
$28,558
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$43,550
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$43,550
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$11,990
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: finaid@carthage.edu

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
28%
Average Aid Per Year
$26,379
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
28%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,184
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$24,488
Students receiving state aid
19%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$2,756
Students receiving federal aid
34%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,184
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$30,460
$30k - $48k
$30,482
$48k - $75k
$27,373
$75k - $110k
$25,036
$110k+
$24,724

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
80%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$9,164
Students receiving federal loans
79%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$6,400
Average Other Loans Per Year
$14,839
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$22,250
Loan Default Rate
6%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$287

What Students Are Saying

3.86 Average Rating
Carthage is pricey, but I feel I am getting what I am paying for. I do believe I wasn't fully aware that some of my grants were only for the first year - I was disappointed to find this out and now struggle with more tuition bills than I even anticipated. But, I know I am learning material and getting the education that will help me get into Med school and to graduate in 4 years - that's definitely worth paying a little more for.
Luci
Carthage is quite expensive, but that is to be expected for a private school. I do think that it is worth the money however. Each student is able to receive one on one attention if needed from their professors. It is a great learning environment, and learning is most definitely taking place on this campus.
Joshua from Kenosha, WI
I must say that as much as we all want to cringe when we hear how much Tuition costs.....I believe that it is fully worth every single sent because of everything that I have just specified from my own experiences and I am sure that other Carthage Students would also agree with me. There are also many opportunities to earn that extra cash, to help with tuition. If you are also looking for work, Carthage has a Work Study Program, in which your classes would be slightly different from others, if you chose to work during school hours. Carthage has many on campus jobs, which many students participate in. I am currently in the Carthage Pep Band, which pays good money and is actually the highest paying student job on campus! If you're a musician, I'd highly recommend trying out, it's a lot of fun too!
Mac from Olympia Fields, IL
The tuition is high at 38,000 dollars. The school does offer merit scholarships. Scholarships are needed if one wants to go the this school. Having said that, the sports facilities are very nice, featuring an Olympic sized swimming pool, a rock climbing wall, a large basketball court with volleyball, an indoor and outdoor track, two weight rooms, and an outdoor soccer/football field. The dorm rooms are a little small, but the environment on each floor makes up for that.
Tyler from Kenosha, WI
Although Carthage College has a lot to offer students, it is quite expensive. There are jobs that are available to students in addition to work study such as: life guarding, food court, and office jobs. Scholarships are available from time to time, which students should take advantage of. Being involved in high school as well as maintaining a good GPA can help bring down the cost. It is important to always have your eyes open for scholarship opportunities.
Jensena from Portage, WI
Carthage is an expensive college. Knowing this though, this school has some great amenities. We have a huge theater which is free and hosts brand new and age appropriate movies. It has a sleek and beautiful state-of-the-art weight and exercise rooms. All games and sporting events are free to attend. It is located right near a train which takes you to the bustling fun city of Chicago. It has the lovely view of Lake Michigan as you walk to class, from your dorm, or in class and an on campus beach. The food here is fresh, tasty, and within the given meal plan budget.
Alicia from Zion, IL
This school is expensive, but it is a private school on the lakefront, you are paying for fantastic quality here, both with the campus and the education itself. To help with the steep costs, Carthage makes scholarships readily available, along with work-study.
Annie from MN
It is a bit more pricy than some colleges, but for being a private liberal arts school, I feel that it is decently priced. You are paying for an amazing education and great campus, and it is very much worth the price.
Brianna from Geneva, IL