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Financial Aid

Claremont McKenna College is fully committed to fostering a campus with a diverse student body. To help achieve this goal, the Office of Financial Aid is dedicated to helping students and parents manage the cost for CMC once admitted.

The price of higher education can be costly. CMC recognizes this and encourages all eligible students to apply for assistance.

CMC's need-blind admissions policy, which applies to U.S. citizens/permanent residents, means that a family's financial need will not negatively influence the student's admission decision. The policy encourages U.S. citizens and permanent residents from all socioeconomic backgrounds to apply to CMC.

If you are seeking financial aid from CMC, know that aid eligibility differs among new students, transfer students, and international students. If assistance is needed, you are highly encouraged to apply for financial aid. We also encourage you to use our Net Price Calculator for an idea of the financial aid package you could receive if you attend CMC.

Please be aware that merit-based scholarships are determined by the Office of Admission. For more information, regarding CMC's merit-based scholarships, please contact the Office of Admission directly.