Whether you are an incoming first-year or transfer student hoping to attend Clark in the fall, this guide will walk you through the financial aid process, including filling out and submitting various required forms.
|Early Action/Early Decision first-year applicants, fall admission||FAFSA, CSS Profile*||Nov. 15|
|Regular Decision first-year applicants, fall admission||FAFSA, CSS Profile*||Jan. 15|
|First-year applicants, spring admission||FAFSA, CSS Profile*||Nov. 1|
|Transfer applicants, fall admission||FAFSA, CSS Profile*||Rolling March 1 – June 1|
|Transfer applicants, spring admission||FAFSA, CSS Profile*||Nov. 15|
*CSS Profile is only required for families with an AGI greater than $100,000. All families should fill out the FAFSA first. Line 36 (student) or line 84 (parent) of the FAFSA is where you will find the AGI (adjusted gross income).
Steps to Take: Applying for Need-Based Financial Aid
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
- FAFSA Guidance: We encourage all tax filers to use the IRS Data Retrieval tool on the FAFSA to streamline the application process and reduce the amount of documentation we may need now or in the future. The IRS Data Retrieval option is available when completing the 2022/2023 FAFSA as students, parents or guardians will use their 2020 financial information as filed with the IRS to complete the FAFSA and the CSS profile.
- Some families will need to complete the CSS Profile: If your AGI (adjusted gross income, found on line 36 (student) or line 84 (parent) of the FAFSA) is over $100,000, you must also complete the CSS Profile.
- Complete any other forms requested by Clark. Occasionally we need additional information to complete an award and your prompt response will ensure a timely award notification.
- If admitted to Clark, you will receive your financial aid award notification. We seek to notify regarding admission and financial aid at the same time whenever possible. If either application is incomplete it will delay notification of both.