Office of Financial Assistance

Financial Aid and Financial Assistance


Our goal is to make the Clark experience accessible and affordable for you as long as you meet the qualifications of admission. For the academic year 2016-2017, Clark awarded approximately $60 million in financial assistance and 85% of undergraduates received some form of financial assistance. The Office of Financial Assistance is available to work closely with you and your family to explore a range of funding options.

We invite you to use the College Board's Net Price Calculator to provide you with an estimate of your eligibility for need-based assistance. It does not evaluate a student's eligibility for merit based scholarships. Interested in additional information about financial aid awarded to Clark students?  The Department of Education provides multi-year statistics on financial aid awarded, including student loan debt, through the College Navigator. 

Talk to us!

If Clark is your first choice college and you have a financial aid award from another academically strong institution, and it appears that the total cost to you and your family will be greater if you attend Clark, we encourage you to share that information with our Financial Assistance staff. Based on circumstances you and your family are facing, our staff can determine whether there are considerations that should be taken into account in the calculation of your need-based financial aid eligibility.

The Value of a Clark Education

When considering the cost of higher education, many families are concerned with the return on their investment. Graduates of Clark University continue to thrive after they leave Clark whether they choose to enter the workforce or attend graduate school. The liberal arts education with a focus on research prepares students for a variety of exciting experiences. See what Clark students do after graduation.

Important Dates and Deadlines

For important dates and deadlines regarding the financial aid process, please click here.