Need-Blind Admissions: Claremont McKenna College's (CMC) need-blind admissions policy, which applies to U.S. citizens/permanent residents, means that a family's financial resources will not influence the student's admission decision. The policy encourages U.S. citizens and permanent residents from all socioeconomic backgrounds to apply to CMC, since their admission decision is based solely on their academic record.
Meeting 100% of Need: CMC is fully committed to meeting 100% of demonstrated financial need for all admitted U.S. citizens and permanent residents.
Any student who needs financial assistance is encouraged to apply for financial aid at CMC. 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 CMC. Each year financial aid consideration will be determined based on the availability of funds.
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.
How to Apply
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required for students that are seeking all federal aid and most state aid. In addition to the FAFSA, CMC requires that all new students seeking need-based institutional financial aid submit the CSS Profile. The deadlines for these two forms vary depending on how you are applying for admission to CMC.
An IDOC packet may be requested. This packet will consist of families’ federal tax returns and other documents on behalf of participating colleges and programs.
To find out more information about specific financial aid deadlines and application websites applicable to you, please go to Applications & Deadlines.
California Residents GPA Verification Form