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Office of Financial Assistance

The mission of the Office of Financial Assistance is to assist in funding students’ educational objectives while administering programs within federal, state, and institutional guidelines. By counseling students and families about the programs offered and guiding them through the application process, it is our goal to make a Clark education affordable. Also, it is our intention to provide our students and other constituencies with top quality customer service, practical and useful advice, and objective guidance in their financial aid decisions.

FAFSA Simplification Act

FAFSA simplification changes include the first major redesign of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid process in over 40 years. The goal is to make applying for federal student aid easier for students. The new Simplified FAFSA is available to complete now.

Why FAFSA Simplification?

A more streamlined FAFSA experience

Expansion of federal aid eligibility

What This Means for You

🔴 Clark University requires the CSS Profile Application for incoming undergraduate applicants to determine eligibility for need-based aid. The Profile is currently available and should be submitted by the admissions deadline.

🔴 Clark University requires the FAFSA for all domestic financial aid applicants, both incoming and returning.

This webpage will be updated as more information becomes available. In the meantime, please find additional information here for all things FAFSA Simplification Act.


Find the FAFSA here.

Find the CSS Profile Application here.

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Paying for Your Education

85% of Clark students receive aid

All undergraduate applicants for full-time admission are automatically considered for merit scholarships. For need-based aid, domestic applicants should start by completing the FAFSA and the Clark University Financial Aid Application, and international applicants should complete the CSS Profile Application.

Contact Information

Office of Financial Assistance

Mailing Address
  • Clark University
    Office of Financial Assistance
    950 Main Street
    Worcester, MA 01610

  • 1-508-793-7478
  • 1-508-793-8802 (Fax)
  • finaid[at]clarku[dot]edu
Office Hours
  • Monday – Friday

    8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.