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Prospective Students

Affordability and value of a Clark University education.

Clark is committed to making our exceptional educational experience affordable. Welcoming students of all income levels is at the very heart of who we are. When financial aid is factored in, many students are surprised to find that the cost of attending Clark is comparable to or less than that of a state school. And with Clark’s accelerated degree program, eligible students can earn both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in five years — with the fifth year tuition-free.

How to Apply

U.S. Students  International Students

Wondering if you can afford Clark?

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Our commitment to access, affordability, and excellence

Merit Scholarships

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of students receive aid (merit and need-based) from Clark

*Source: Clark University new student financial aid records and undergraduate admissions for 2016 – 2017 application year.

Significant merit scholarships

Clark University has several different merit- and achievement-based scholarships. All applicants are automatically considered for these scholarships. There is no need for a separate application. Learn more about these scholarships below.

Earn a tuition-free master’s degree and save thousands

graphic display Consider one of our accelerated degrees to save valuable time and thousands of dollars (compared to getting a master’s degree in two years elsewhere). If you meet the program requirements, you could earn both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years, with the fifth-year tuition-free. Clark has 14 accelerated B.A./master’s degree programs in science, management, finance, education and more. You’ll be prepared to make an immediate impact in the professional world, or smoothly transition into a doctoral program.

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Based on the default rate, the infographic below shows, on average, the Clark default rate is far less than the other options.

*Source: Official Department of Education 3-year cohort default rate (Fiscal 2015), published September 2018.

Let us help you figure out cost

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Our office will work closely with you and your family to explore a range of funding options. Use the Net Price Calculator to give you an estimate of your eligibility for need-based assistance. You may be eligible for more or less. Contact us to discuss your results.

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Where our students go

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of our 2017 undergrads were employed, in graduate school, or participating in voluntary service six months after graduation.

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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.