Clark University
Worcester, MA, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$27,004
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$19,360
$30k - $48k
$19,590
$48k - $75k
$22,040
$75k - $110k
$24,846
$110k+
$37,574
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$45,730
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$45,730
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$9,170
Books and Supplies
$800
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
92%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
20%
Average Aid Per Year
$24,329
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
20%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$6,331
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$22,957
Students receiving state aid
9%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$1,187
Students receiving federal aid
19%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$6,331
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$30,673
$30k - $48k
$32,047
$48k - $75k
$32,009
$75k - $110k
$28,869
$110k+
$18,135
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$33,303,077
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$14,884,280

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
57%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$10,267
Students receiving federal loans
56%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$7,418
Average Other Loans Per Year
$15,801
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$24,963
Loan Default Rate
2%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$287

What Students Are Saying

4.05 Average Rating
Clark has really good financial aid, gives a lot of scholarships and once you are at Clark there are many opportunities for stipends and scholarships for research and internships.
Emma from Worcester, MA
Clark can be very expensive, especially if you're living on campus and on the meal plan (which is required your first two years here). Financial aid often decreases each year your here and tuition as well as the student activity fee goes up frequently as well. This leads a lot of students to transfer out due to financial problems or put themselves majority into debt. However, if this is the place for you there is nowhere else better to be. Students truly love the environment Clark offers, and this makes it entirely worth the private school prices.

Another important factor to take into account is the Accelerated Master's Degree program which can give you a Master's Degree free one year after graduating undergrad if you qualify to the program. This can save a lot of time and money when it comes to grad school.
Clark's Biggest Fan
This college is notorious on giving out a lot of financial aid, making final costs cheap and affordable. Great value school. Bang for the buck.
Jennie from Worcester, MA
Clark is very expensive but they have lots of scholarships to help kids afford it. I got nearly half of tuition in scholarships from the school and that was 100% merit based. They do look at both parents financials which took me out of the need based realm but I got the merit based ones which I needed to afford the school. Also the free 5th year to get your masters makes the cost seem much more reasonable!
Kelly from Longmont, CO
The scholarship and grant I received from Clark are hands down the reason I am currently here. I am paying a very reasonable tuition and receiving a fantastic education
Katie from NH
Clark, like many colleges these days, is very expensive. It does offer very good financial aid, but it's still pricy. My academic education has been mentally fulfilling, so the cost of classes makes sense. My dorm room is much bigger than I thought it would be and has more than enough room for me and my roommate to live in. The dining plan could use a revision but the food is always homemade and almost always good. I feel like I'm getting my money's worth but it would be great for Clark to be a little less expensive.
Olivia from West Hartford, CT
While Clark is very expensive, I don't know anyone who isn't on scholarship, and the overall experience and amazing education is more than worth the price. You wont be disappointed!
Amy from Cambridge, NY

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