Office of Financial Assistance

Financial Aid and Financial Assistance at Clark University

U.S. Students: Application for Renewal of Need-Based Financial Aid Deadline March 15

All communications are sent electronically students via their Clark email and CUWEB portal. We encourage students to share the emails from our office with their parent of guardian. Students for whom additional information is requested or who complete after the deadline will be awarded in the order applications were completed. You should allow approximately two weeks after completion of a file to receive notification of an award.

  1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  2. Complete Clark Application for Financial Aid
  3. Remit Any Additional Forms Requested from our office
  4. Notification of Your Financial Aid Award

1. Complete the renewal Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The FAFSA form is available October 1 for completion. Clark University’s federal school code for the FAFSA is 002139. THe income information from 2 years prior will be used to complete the FAFSA.

When completing the renewal FAFSA online the student and parent will login using their unique FSA ID username and password. We encourage tax filers to use the IRS Data Retrival tool when completing the FAFSA to allow the information filed with the IRS to upload to the FAFSA to streamline the application process and reduce the amount of documentation we may need now or in the future. . Tax-filers will use their 2016 financial information as filed with the IRS to complete the 2018/2019 FAFSA. For more information about the FAFSA and the application process, you should view the Guide to Completing the FAFSA

Clark’s deadline for submission of the FAFSA is March 15.

2. Complete Clark Application for Financial Aid

Download the Clark Application. This form is required for all returning students applying for renewal of their need-based financial aid. The Clark Application for Financial Aid is available on our website or by accessing your CUWEB portal. Electronic signatures are not accepted. The Clark Application may be completed and mailed to the Office of Financial Assistance, 950 Main St, Worcester, MA 01610 or faxed to: 508-793-8802, or emailed to finaid@clarku.edu

The deadline for submission of the Clark Application for Financial Aid is March 15.

3. Additional Forms or Documentation Requested

If your file has been selected for verification, the process used to confirm the data reported on the the FAFSA is accurate, we will require submission and review of those documents prior to awarding financial aid. The Office of Financial Assistance may notify you via your CUWEB portal anytime during the application process or the academic year that additional forms and/or documentation must be submitted. Please check your portal frequently.

5. Notification of financial aid awards

Returning students who file the FAFSA and submit required documents by the deadline will receive notification their award is available for review on their CUWEB portal. Notification of the student's award or changes to the award are posted on the CUWEB portal,a s well.

If students wish to decline any portion of their offered award please contact the Office of Financial Assistance.