At Carthage, every student and family qualifies for some type of aid, and 99 percent take advantage of this support. The average financial aid package (grants, scholarships, loans, and college work study) covers a substantial amount of the cost of full-time enrollment. Carthage’s no-need scholarship program enables even students from families with higher incomes to be eligible for financial assistance.
Non-Need-Based Awards and 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.
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.
Spring Scholarship Competition
(1) full tuition
(1) 75% tuition
One full tuition scholarship and one 75% tuition scholarship, renewable for up to three years, are awarded to new incoming freshmen and transfer students who show determination, intelligence and motivation. Deadline: Friday, November 15, 2019.
Learn more about the Spring Scholarship and APPLY NOW
Fall Transfer Scholarship Competition
(1) full tuition
(1) $20,000 per year
One full tuition scholarship and one $20,000 per year scholarship, renewable for up to three years, are awarded to new incoming transfer students who show determination, intelligence and motivation.
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Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
These scholarships are awarded to community college transfer students with current Phi Theta Kappa membership. This $3,000 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.
Learn more about the PTK Scholarship.
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.
Pell Grant — $596-6,020
Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) — $500-1,250
Wisconsin Tuition Grant* — $256-2,900
Wisconsin TIP Grant* — $600-1,800
Wisconsin Minority Grant* — $500-2,500
Wisconsin Teacher Retention Grant* — $250-2,500
*Wisconsin residents only. Class standing stipulations may apply.
Federal Stafford Loan Program
Freshman — $5,500
Sophomore — $6,500
Junior/Senior — $7,500
Federal College Work Study — $500-2,000