Affordable — and a best value

At Carthage, the average financial aid package covers a substantial amount of the cost of full-time enrollment.

At Carthage, every student and family qualifies for some type of aid, and 99 percent take advantage of this support. Transfer students are eligible for both non-need-based scholarships and need-based financial aid. Non-need awards enable students from families with higher incomes to be eligible for financial assistance.

Review the options below, and reach out to the Office of Admissions with any questions, admissions@carthage.edu or 262-551-6000. We’re here to help!

Amounts listed below are for students starting classes in fall 2023 or later.

Automatic Merit Scholarships

Academic scholarships are awarded automatically to qualified incoming transfer students at the time of admission. These awards are based on the student’s cumulative transfer GPA and are renewable. No additional application is required.

Competitive Scholarships: Application required

The following scholarships are competitive and require a special application and student participation. All are renewable for four consecutive years, unless otherwise noted, as long as the recipient is a full-time undergraduate student. To be considered for these scholarships, you must also apply for admission to Carthage.

Fall Transfer Scholarship Competition

1 full-tuition scholarship
1 $27,000-per-year scholarship
Carthage awards one full-tuition scholarship and one $27,000-per-year scholarship, renewable for up to three years, to new incoming transfer students who show determination, intelligence, and motivation.
Fall Transfer Scholarships: learn more

Spring Scholarship Competition

1 full-tuition scholarship
1 $25,000-per-year scholarship
Deadline: December 2, 2022

Carthage awards one full-tuition scholarship and one $25,000-per-year scholarship, renewable for up to three years, to new incoming freshmen and transfer students who show determination, intelligence, and motivation.
Spring Scholarships: learn more and apply online

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

$2,000
These scholarships are awarded to community college transfer students with current Phi Theta Kappa membership. This $2,000 scholarship is in addition to most other merit awards. Proof of Phi Theta Kappa membership may be requested, though there is no separate application for this scholarship.
PTK Scholarship: learn more

Need-based aid at Carthage requires one application: the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA code: 003839). The result of this analysis determines your family’s financial eligibility for aid, based on demonstrated financial need. Carthage participates in a range of federal and state financial aid programs. You may qualify for additional Carthage grants and/or loans.

Federal Grants

Pell Grant — $692 to $6,895
Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) — $500 to $1,250

State Grants

Wisconsin Tuition Grant* — Maximum award of $3,800
Wisconsin TIP Grant* — Maximum award of $1,800
Wisconsin Minority Grant* — Maximum award of $2,500
*Wisconsin residents only. Class standing stipulations may apply.

Federal Stafford Loan Program

Freshman — $5,500
Sophomore — $6,500
Junior/Senior — $7,500

Self-Help

Federal College Work Study — $500 to $2,000