Financial Aid

Applying for Financial Aid

Freshman and Transfer Students

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required for students that are seeking all federal aid and most state aid. In addition to the FAFSA, CMC requires that all new students seeking need based institutional financial aid submit the College Scholarship Service (CSS) Financial Aid PROFILE. The deadlines for these two forms are outlined below and vary depending on how you are applying for admission to CMC.

CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS: The California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) awards Cal Grants on the basis of academic achievement and financial need. CMC requires all students who are California residents seeking financial assistance to apply for a Cal Grant. To be considered for a Cal Grant, you must submit a GPA Verification Form that has been certified by a high school or college official no later than March 3, 2014 to CSAC. Forms may be obtained at your high school or college.

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.

Select one of the links below to find out more about your deadline dates.




Deadlines For Early Decision I Applicants

Fall Admission

Financial Aid CSS/PROFILE application deadline

Claremont McKenna College school code is: 4054

You must provide the Financial Aid Office with a copy of your parent and student 2013 federal tax return and W2s.
November 1

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) deadline

Claremont McKenna College school code is: 001170
March 1

Financial aid verification information (signed copy of your parent and student 2014 federal tax return and W2s) are to be submitted to the College Board IDOC service April 15


Deadlines For Early Decision II Applicants

Please note: The Merit Scholarship admission application deadline is December 1

Fall Admission

Financial Aid CSS/PROFILE application deadline

Claremont McKenna College school code is: 4054

You must provide the Financial Aid Office with a copy of your parent and student 2013 federal tax return and W2s.
January 1

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) deadline

Claremont McKenna College school code is: 001170
March 1

Financial aid verification information (signed copy of your parent and student 2014 federal tax return and W2s) are to be submitted to the College Board IDOC service April 15


Deadlines For Regular Decision Applicants

Please note: The Merit Scholarship admission application deadline is December 1

Fall Admission

Financial Aid CSS/PROFILE application deadline

Claremont McKenna College school code is: 4054

You must provide the Financial Aid Office with a copy of your parent and student 2013 federal tax return and W2s.
January 1

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) deadline

Claremont McKenna College school code is: 001170
March 1

Financial aid verification information (signed copy of your parent and student 2014 federal tax return and W2s) are to be submitted to the College Board IDOC service April 15


Deadlines For Transfer Applicants

Spring 2014 Admission Fall 2014 Admission

Financial Aid CSS/PROFILE application deadline

Claremont McKenna College school code is: 4054

You must provide the Financial Aid Office with a copy of your parent and student 2013 federal tax return and W2s.
November 1 March 1

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) deadline

Claremont McKenna College school code is: 001170
November 1 March 1

Financial aid verification information (signed copy of your parent and student 2014 federal tax return and W2s) are to be submitted to the College Board IDOC service November 1 April 15