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Claremont McKenna College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$67,885 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$50,700 tuition
$15,740 on campus room & board
$1,200 books and supplies
$245 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$67,885 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$50,700 tuition
$15,740 on campus room & board
$1,200 books and supplies
$245 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$32,986 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
50% of students receive aid
13% get federal aid ($4,524 avg)
8% get state aid ($9,084 avg)
46% get institn'l aid ($32,986 avg)
32% get loans ($5,977 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.74% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.74% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $35,798 46%
Federal Grant Aid $4,524 13%
Pell Grants $4,445 13%
Other Federal Grants $1,750 1%
Institution Grant Aid $32,986 46%
State Grant Aid $9,084 8%
Student Loans $5,977 32%
Federal Loans $4,553 29%
Other Loans $4,914 11%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: -
Financial aid deadline: February 1
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: May 1
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: June 1
Does Claremont McKenna College offer...
Prepaid Tuition Plan? Yes
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
500 E 9th St
Claremont, CA 91711-6400
(909) 621-8000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $2,113
Out of State $2,113


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Student
  • Feb-25-2014 I am a current student here

    CMC is expensive, but there is financial aid available if you qualify. CMC graduates enjoy one of the highest starting salaries of any university in the country.

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  • 4
  • Clevelander at CMC
  • Sep-25-2012 I am a current student here

    I'm on a very generous scholarship and what I do pay for I feel is worth it for what I get back! But many students I know who pay full tuition are equally happy with the school.

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  • 5
  • Jessica from Claremont, CA
  • Aug-27-2012 I am a current student here

    The experiences you get at Claremont McKenna are invaluable. Consider this: you get a speaker every day of the week at the Athenaeum, you get tea time in the afternoon and snack time at night. These are the icing on the cake of being at Claremont McKenna.

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  • 5
  • Karissa from Walnut, CA
  • Aug-07-2012 I am a current student here

    To be honest, Claremont McKenna is one of the most expensive private colleges there is. However, that large price tag isn't there for no reason. The personalized professor-student office hours where a student can either ask for help or just have lunch with their teacher, endless buffet of gourmet meals and desserts, and beautifully landscaped campus are among the many bonuses of this college. There is also a guarantee that you will receive your Bachelor's Degree in four years, unlike state funded universities which are now having their students graduate in an average of five years.

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  • 5
  • Sarah
  • May-15-2012 I am a current student here

    I mean, you get paid internships over the summer, an amazing career services center, wonderful professors, and friendly classmates. What more could you ask for? Seriously though, it's a lot of work and a lot of fun.

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