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.

Where our students go

96% iconof our 2017 undergrads were employed, in graduate school, or participating in voluntary service six months after graduation.

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Wondering if you can afford Clark?

Know the costs

Undergraduate Tuition $45,380
Room & Board $9,170
Total 2018 – 2019 $54,550


But did you know…

85% icon



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

We promise to change you — not your financial future

Merit scholarships

85% iconof students receive some form of merit aid *

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

Significant merit scholarships

Presidential LEEP
(5 awards per year)
per year (2017-18)
Traina $20,000
per year
Achievement $15,000
per year
Jonas Clark $10,000
per year

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percentage chartYou can pay off your loans

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 2013), published September 2017.

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Let us help you figure out cost

Our Office of Financial Assistance will work closely with you and your family to explore a range of funding options. Use the College Board’s Net Price Calculator to give you a rough estimate of your eligibility for need-based assistance….

Net Price Calculator

Follow these steps to find out how you could pay less:

Learn about Clark’s merit scholarships for undergraduates, including U.S. citizens and international students.

Contact us to discuss your results. You may be eligible for more or less assistance than the results suggest.

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.

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
Location & Office Hours
  • The Office of Financial Assistance
    Shaich Alumni and Student Engagement Center
    939 Main Street
    Worcester, MA 01610
  • 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Monday – Friday