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Clarkson University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$61,808 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$45,132 tuition
$14,260 on campus room & board
$1,416 books and supplies
$1,000 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$61,808 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$45,132 tuition
$14,260 on campus room & board
$1,416 books and supplies
$1,000 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$27,697 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
100% of students receive aid
24% get federal aid ($5,424 avg)
41% get state aid ($2,526 avg)
99% get institn'l aid ($27,697 avg)
75% get loans ($9,556 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 4.40% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.40% 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 $29,949 99%
Federal Grant Aid $5,424 24%
Pell Grants $4,124 24%
Other Federal Grants $1,421 23%
Institution Grant Aid $27,697 99%
State Grant Aid $2,526 41%
Student Loans $9,556 75%
Federal Loans $6,224 74%
Other Loans $16,275 16%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$6,000 R
$6,000 R
$2,000 R
$9,000 R
$11,000 R
$500 R R
$2,000 - $20,000 R
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: February 15
Financial aid deadline: March 1
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Does Clarkson University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
8 Clarkson Ave
Potsdam, NY 13699
(315) 268-6400
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,505
Out of State $1,505


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Robert from Oneonta, NY
  • Dec-17-2013 I am a current student here

    If you are coming here for a degree and to make money based off of reputation and willingness to work, you can't find a better school in the NorthEast region of the United States aside from possibly MIT and Harvard.

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  • 3
  • Junior Year Student
  • Nov-07-2013 I am a current student here

    Clarkson has a 96% job placement rate and will help you be part of that statistic.

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  • 4
  • Sarah from Haddam Neck, CT
  • Sep-25-2013 I am a current student here

    The campus is continually improving making the school a bit more expensive but making the overall quality of the school better in the long run.

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  • 4
  • Michaela from Central Square, NY
  • Oct-18-2012 I am a current student here

    The price may be daunting, but they are good about financial aid, scholarships and grants, so it is important if you want to go here to keep your grades up in high school! Their placement rate is high.

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