Semester Billing and Financial Aid
The following information applies to most incoming graduate students at Clark. However, please note that all part-time students, MA in Teaching students, and all students in the College of Professional and Continuing Education (COPACE) will be billed following a different schedule. You will be informed of the billing process separately as part of your admission. Please reach out to your program contact if you have any questions.
When will I receive my first-semester bill?
For most graduate students, first-semester bills will be sent out electronically by the Student Accounts office on July 7. Clark only releases semester bills electronically; you will receive a notice in your Clark email address when your bill has been posted, along with instructions for logging in to your CU Web account in order to view and pay the bill. Please note that you will not recieve a paper bill in the mail.
You should plan to have your bill cleared by August 1. This means that you will need to pay your bill in full, or speak with a Student Accounts Counselor to make arrangements to have your bill paid in a timely manner. Students who have not paid (or otherwise settled their account) by August 1 will not be allowed to register for courses during the orientation process at the end of August.
If you have questions about your bill, or need further assistance, please contact your Student Accounts Counselor.
All part-time students, MA in Teaching students, and all students in the College of Professional and Continuing Education (COPACE) will be billed following a different schedule. You will be informed of the billing process separately as part of your admission. Please reach out to your program contact if you have any questions.
What will be included in my first-semester bill?
You will be billed for tuition based on the standard first-semester curriculum for your program, which is three units (or three courses). Your bill will also reflect any additional fees or charges required; you can view these on the tuition and fees page for your specific program. Your semester bill will also include the standard charge for Clark's student health insurance plan. Note that this bill is only for your fall-semester charges; you will receive another bill in November for spring-semester charges.
Your bill will also reflect any additional merit-based scholarships or tuition awards that you were notified about when you were admitted. Financial aid, in the form of scholarships and assistantships, is granted at the time of acceptance only; students will have been notified in their decision letter if an award was granted.
Doctoral candidates should note that their tuition remission awards will also be reflected on their semester bills. Any questions or concerns can be directed to the contact for your program.
I plan to apply for loans or other assistance. What should I do?
If you are a US citizen or permanent resident and you plan to finance your education, you will need to submit any required federal financial aid forms to the appropriate agencies by June 15. This will allow enough time for these forms to be processed and your eligibility for additional assistance determined.
For additional information or to ask questions about financial aid (not merit-based scholarships, awards, or fellowships) or financing your education through loans or other assistance, please contact the Financial Aid Office.