Financial Aid

Need Blind
Meet 100% of Demonstrated Need

Many students and their families are frightened by the seemingly prohibitive expense of private colleges. They understand why first-rate education must be costly, but they still do not see how they can afford it. Any student who needs financial assistance is encouraged to apply for financial aid at Claremont McKenna College.

CMC is committed to

Need Blind - CMC's Need-Blind Admission policy simply means that a family's financial resources will not influence a student's admission decision. This policy encourages students from all socioeconomic backgrounds to apply to CMC since their admission decision is based solely on their academic record.

Meeting 100% of Your Need - CMC is fully committed to meeting 100% of demonstrated financial need for all admitted US citizens and permanent residents.

Students who do not apply for or do not receive need-based financial aid upon admission are not guaranteed they will receive financial aid or be considered for financial aid in future years while enrolled at Claremont McKenna College. Each year financial aid consideration will be determined based on the availability of funds.

Any student who needs financial assistance is encouraged to apply for financial aid at Claremont McKenna College. Please be aware that Merit-Based Scholarships are strictly determined by the Admission Office. For more information regarding CMC's three merit-based scholarships, please contact the Admission Office directly.