Prospective and New Students

Deadlines

DEADLINES FOR EARLY DECISION I APPLICANTS

 

Fall Admission

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE deadline
(Claremont McKenna College School Code: 4054)

November 1

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) deadline

It is strongly recommended that you utilize the FAFSA-IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT).

If you utilize the DRT, you should not change the data once it is transferred to the FAFSA.

(Claremont McKenna College School Code: 001170)

November 1

Financial Aid Verification Information (signed copy of your parent and student federal tax return and W2s) are to be submitted to the College Board IDOC service

You will be notified if you are required to upload 2015 federal tax information and other documents through the IDOC service.

This is to be completed within two weeks of the notification.

Please note: If you are applying as an Early Decision applicant then you will not receive a financial aid package until the admission decision is completed and you are accepted. If you are accepted, then you will receive a preliminary financial aid package within a few days of the acceptance letter. However, it is important that you subsequently provide accurate and official information as soon as possible to finalize your award. You are not guaranteed financial aid if you miss any deadlines. For more detailed information on applying as an Early Decision applicant, please see the admission page or contact the Admission Office.

DEADLINES FOR EARLY DECISION II APPLICANTS
Please note: The Merit Scholarship admission application deadline is December 1

 

Fall Admission

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE deadline
(Claremont McKenna College School Code: 4054)

January 1

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) deadline

It is strongly recommended that you utilize the FAFSA-IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT).

If you utilize the DRT, you should not change the data once it is transferred to the FAFSA.

(Claremont McKenna College School Code: 001170)

January 1

Financial Aid Verification Information (signed copy of your parent and student federal tax return and W2s) are to be submitted to the College Board IDOC service

You will be notified if you are required to upload 2015 federal tax information and other documents through the IDOC service.

This is to be completed within two weeks of the notification.

Please note: If you are applying as an Early Decision applicant then you will not receive a financial aid package until the admission decision is completed and you are accepted. If you are accepted, then you will receive a preliminary financial aid package within a few days of the acceptance letter. However, it is important that you subsequently provide accurate and official information as soon as possible to finalize your award. You are not guaranteed financial aid if you miss any deadlines. For more detailed information on applying as an Early Decision applicant, please see the admission page or contact the Admission Office.

DEADLINES FOR REGULAR DECISION APPLICANTS
Please note: The Merit Scholarship admission application deadline is December 1

 

Fall Admission

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE deadline
(Claremont McKenna College School Code: 4054)

January 1

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) deadline

It is strongly recommended that you utilize the FAFSA-IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT).

If you utilize the DRT, you should not change the data once it is transferred to the FAFSA.

(Claremont McKenna College School Code: 001170)

January 1

Financial Aid Verification Information (signed copy of your parent and student federal tax return and W2s) are to be submitted to the College Board IDOC service

You will be notified if you are required to upload 2015 federal tax information and other documents through the IDOC service.

This is to be completed within two weeks of the notification.

EARLY DECISION I DEADLINES FOR UNDOCUMENTED APPLICANTS
Please note: The Merit Scholarship admission application deadline is December 1

 

Fall Admission

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE deadline
(Claremont McKenna College School Code: 4054)

November 1

Dream Act Application deadline (For California residents only)

(Claremont McKenna College School Code: 001170)

November 1

Financial Aid Verification Information (signed copy of your parent and student federal tax return and W2s) are to be submitted to the College Board IDOC service

You will be notified if you are required to upload 2015 federal tax information and other documents through the IDOC service.

This is to be completed within two weeks of the notification.

EARLY DECISION II DEADLINES FOR UNDOCUMENTED APPLICANTS
Please note: The Merit Scholarship admission application deadline is December 1

 

Fall Admission

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE deadline
(Claremont McKenna College School Code: 4054)

January 1

Dream Act Application deadline (For California residents only)

(Claremont McKenna College School Code: 001170)

January 1

Financial Aid Verification Information (signed copy of your parent and student federal tax return and W2s) are to be submitted to the College Board IDOC service

You will be notified if you are required to upload 2015 federal tax information and other documents through the IDOC service.

This is to be completed within two weeks of the notification.

REGULAR DEADLINES FOR UNDOCUMENTED APPLICANTS
Please note: The Merit Scholarship admission application deadline is December 1

 

Fall Admission

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE deadline
(Claremont McKenna College School Code: 4054)

January 1

Dream Act Application deadline (For California residents only)

(Claremont McKenna College School Code: 001170)

January 1

Financial Aid Verification Information (signed copy of your parent and student federal tax return and W2s) are to be submitted to the College Board IDOC service

You will be notified if you are required to upload 2015 federal tax information and other documents through the IDOC service.

This is to be completed within two weeks of the notification.

EARLY DECISION I DEADLINES FOR INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS
Please note: The Merit Scholarship admission application deadline is December 1

 

Fall Admission

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE deadline
(Claremont McKenna College School Code: 4054)

November 1

Financial Aid Verification Information (signed copy of your parent and student federal tax return and W2s) are to be submitted to the College Board IDOC service.

The tax information should be officially translated and converted to U.S. dollars.

You will be notified if you are required to upload 2015 federal tax information and other documents through the IDOC service.

This is to be completed within two weeks of the notification.

EARLY DECISION II DEADLINES FOR INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS
Please note: The Merit Scholarship admission application deadline is December 1

 

Fall Admission

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE deadline
(Claremont McKenna College School Code: 4054)

January 1

Financial Aid Verification Information (signed copy of your parent and student federal tax return and W2s) are to be submitted to the College Board IDOC service.

The tax information should be officially translated and converted to U.S. dollars.

You will be notified if you are required to upload 2015 federal tax information and other documents through the IDOC service.

This is to be completed within two weeks of the notification.

REGULAR DECISION DEADLINES FOR INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS
Please note: The Merit Scholarship admission application deadline is December 1

 

Fall Admission

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE deadline
(Claremont McKenna College School Code: 4054)

January 1

Financial Aid Verification Information (signed copy of your parent and student federal tax return and W2s) are to be submitted to the College Board IDOC service.

The tax information should be officially translated and converted to U.S. dollars.

You will be notified if you are required to upload 2015 federal tax information and other documents through the IDOC service.

This is to be completed within two weeks of the notification.

DEADLINES FOR TRANSFER APPLICANTS
Please note: The Merit Scholarship admission application deadline is December 1

 

Spring Admission

Fall Admission

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE deadline
(Claremont McKenna College School Code: 4054)

November 1

March 1

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) deadline

It is strongly recommended that you utilize the FAFSA-IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT).

If you utilize the DRT, you should not change the data once it is transferred to the FAFSA.

(Claremont McKenna College School Code: 001170)

November 1

March 1

Financial Aid Verification Information (signed copy of your parent and student federal tax return and W2s) are to be submitted to the College Board IDOC service

You will be notified if you are required to upload 2015 federal tax information and other documents through the IDOC service.

This is to be completed within two weeks of the notification.

DEADLINES FOR UNDOCUMENTED APPLICANTS
Please note: The Merit Scholarship admission application deadline is December 1

 

Fall Admission

Spring Admission

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE deadline
(Claremont McKenna College School Code: 4054)

November 1

March 1

Dream Act Application deadline (For California residents only)

(Claremont McKenna College School Code: 001170)

November 1

March 1

 

Financial Aid Verification Information (signed copy of your parent and student federal tax return and W2s) are to be submitted to the College Board IDOC service

You will be notified if you are required to upload 2015 federal tax information and other documents through the IDOC service.

This is to be completed within two weeks of the notification.

DEADLINES FOR INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS
Please note: The Merit Scholarship admission application deadline is December 1

 

Fall Admission

Spring Admission

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE deadline
(Claremont McKenna College School Code: 4054)

November 1

March 1

Financial Aid Verification Information (signed copy of your parent and student federal tax return and W2s) are to be submitted to the College Board IDOC service

You will be notified if you are required to upload 2015 federal tax information and other documents through the IDOC service.

This is to be completed within two weeks of the notification.

Applications/ Processes

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Claremont McKenna College FAFSA code is: 001170

Date available: October 1

  • This is the only financial aid form required to file for federal and most states' financial assistance.

  • New this year: The FAFSA is to be completed with 2015 income and tax information.

  • It is strongly recommended that you utilize the FAFSA-IRS Data Retrieval Tool.

  • Make sure to use your correct Social Security Number on the FAFSA application or it will not be processed in a timely manner.

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Claremont McKenna College CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE code is: 4054

Date available: October 1

  • This form is used in addition to the FAFSA in awarding need-based institutional assistance.

  • Once submitted, you will receive an email from the College Board with further instructions about the IDOC process if you are required to submit an IDOC packet.

  • Make sure to use your correct Social Security Number on the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE application or it will not be processed in a timely manner.

You will be notified if you are required to upload 2015 federal tax information and other documents through the IDOC service. Upon notification, you must complete the steps listed below:

  • Send your IDOC packet.

  • Include your cover sheet. Make sure it includes your CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE ID number.

  • Include copy of parent(s) Federal Tax Return or Parent(s) Non-Filer Statement.

  • For tax return filers, include all schedules and W-2 forms.

  • For non-filers, include all W-2 forms and the 2017-2018 Parent(s) Non-Filer Statement.

  • Once the 2015 tax return has been completed, it should be mailed to the College Board IDOC service.

  • Signed by parent and student – 2017-2018 Verification Worksheet

  • Business Tax Return (if applicable)

  • Corporate/Partnership Federal Income Tax Return, and K-1 Schedule(s) for any corporation(s)/partnership(s) in which you or your parent(s) have investments.

California Dream Act Application

Claremont McKenna College Federal code is: 001170

Date available: October 1

According to the State of California, students may apply for financial aid through the California Dream Act (AB 540) if they meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • They have attended a California high school for at least three years or graduated early from a California high school with the equivalent of three or more years of credit.*

  • They have graduated from a California high school or have passed the California High School Proficiency Exam (CHSPE), or have obtained a Certificate of General Education Development (GED).

  • They will register or enroll in an accredited and qualifying California college or university.

  • If applicable, they have completed an affidavit to legalize immigration status as soon as they are eligible.

* If you graduated early from high school under this provision, you must have also attended other California schools (elementary and secondary) for a cumulative total of three or more years.

Students meeting all of these requirements should visit the California Dream Act website or contact our office for more information.

The California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) awards Cal Grants on the basis of academic achievement and financial need. CMC requires all students seeking financial assistance who are also California residents to apply for a Cal Grant. To be considered for a Cal Grant, you must submit a GPA Verification Form that has been certified by a high school or college official no later than March 2 to CSAC. Forms may be obtained at your high school or college.

Students who do not apply for or do not receive need-based financial aid upon admission are not guaranteed they will receive financial aid or be considered for financial aid in future years while enrolled at Claremont McKenna College. Each year financial aid consideration will be determined based on the availability of funds.

Contact

Office of Admission and Financial Aid

Claremont McKenna College
888 Columbia Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711

Phone: (909) 621-8356
Fax: (909) 607-0661
Email:

Campus Location

Kravis Center, Lower Court
888 Columbia Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711