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Claremont McKenna College: Need Blind

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Need Based


Claremont McKenna College is committed to meeting 100% of demonstrated need of all admitted first-year students, regardless of citizenship. However, as a "need awareinstitution for international students, CMC takes into account a student's ability to pay the full-cost of attendance as a part of admission criteria for applicants that are not U.S. citizens or U.S. Permanent Residents. CMC has limited financial resources for international students.

Scholarship Requirements:

  1. Any student that needs financial assistance to cover the full-cost of attendance must indicate that they are applying for need-based financial aid on their admission application and follow the financial aid application procedures for international students
  2. CMC requires that all new students seeking need-based institutional financial aid submit the CSS Profile.
  3. An IDOC packet may be requested. This packet will consist of families’ federal tax returns and other documents on behalf of participating colleges and programs.

How To Apply:

CSS Application required


  • Early Decision 1 - Nov 1
  • Early Decision 2 - Jan 5
  • Regular Decision - Jan