General Information


Each year you must reapply for financial aid for the next school year; application materials are available online after January 1 and at the Financial Aid Office starting in December. We evaluate your expected eligibility each year based on your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). We also reevaluate the estimated cost of attendance by taking into account any changes in school tuition, student fees or housing charges. It is the policy of the Claremont Financial Aid Office to provide a similar amount of aid throughout your education, depending on funding levels and your family's ability to contribute. However, there are many factors that can lead to a change in eligibility. Listed below are some of the factors that can lead to a change in your financial aid award package.

  • If you submit any documents after the published deadlines, we may not have sufficient funds to consider you for Claremont financial aid.
  • If there is a change in your family's financial circumstances, including a change in the number of dependent siblings in college, your eligibility may change. If we discover information about your circumstances that was not taken into account in previous years, your eligibility may change.
  • If there is a change in federal or state law, or School policy, your eligibility may change.
  • If you fail to continue to meet all basic eligibility criteria required to be considered eligible to receive financial aid, you will no longer be eligible to receive financial aid.

Visit Federal Student Aid (an office of the U.S. Department of Education) to learn more about federal assistance for higher education.