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 their cost at CMC once admitted.

The price of higher education can be costly. CMC recognizes this and encourages all eligible students to apply for financial assistance. CMC is committed to meeting 100% of a student’s demonstrated financial need.

CMC practices a need-blind admissions policy, which applies to all U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and DACA or undocumented students, meaning that a family's financial need will not negatively influence the student's admission decision. The policy encourages all U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and undocumented students 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. Although there are some limitations, we do encourage you to use our Net Price Calculator for an idea of the financial aid package you could receive if you attend CMC.

Merit-based scholarships are not need-based and are awarded by the Office of Admission. For more information, please contact the Office of Admission