Office of Financial Assistance

Financial Aid and Financial Assistance at Clark University

Renewing or Applying for Need-Based Financial Aid

Students who have received need-based aid previously and would like to apply for renewal should follow the process outlined in these pages. Students who did not apply for aid their first year and would like to apply in subsequent years should contact the Office of Financial Assistance at 508-793-7478.

Students must complete the application process to receive need-based financial aid. Filing your financial aid forms with the appropriate processing centers by the priority filing deadlines listed will ensure that you are considered for all financial aid programs.

Financial aid eligibility is based on income from 2 years prior.. For example, students applying for the 2017-2018 academic year will list income information for 2015.


For information regarding creating an FSA ID Username and password, please watch the video below. On the Federal Student Aid website you will need to click the links that state "Create Your FSA ID" (it should be 3 times) until you get to the page that is featured at the 30 second mark of the video.


Copies of either parent(s) or student's 2015 tax return are no longer acceptable to satisfy the tax documentation requirement when you apply for need-based financial assistance. You must use the FAFSA IRS data retrieval process or, if unable to do so, you can submit an official IRS Tax Return Transcript ordered directly from the IRS at .

Please watch the short video below for information regarding the data retrieval process.