Welcome to the Net Price Calculator for Claremont McKenna College!  We find it encouraging to know that you are beginning to explore how to plan and pay for your college education. Using our net price calculator, you can find out whether you are likely to be eligible for financial aid as well as obtain a sample estimate of your out-of-pocket expenses.  Based on the information you submit regarding your family’s financial situation, you will be presented a “net price,” a number that reflects your estimated cost of attending CMC as a first-year student in the 2013-14 academic year.  This calculator will only serve the needs of US citizens and US permanent residents – calculations are not adjusted for the prospective international student population.  For more information regarding international students and financial aid at CMC, please click here.  Furthermore, here are a few rules to keep in mind when using CMC’s Net Price Calculator:

  • This process is not an application for financial aid.  Your information will neither be retained nor relayed to Claremont McKenna College in any way.
  • Calculations are based on the parameters for a freshman entering CMC in fall 2012.
  • This calculator provides estimates of need-based aid, not merit-based scholarships.  CMC’s Admission Office handles all matters with regard to merit scholarship considerations.  
  • Your net price is dependent on the accuracy and completeness of the information you provide and is primarily intended to serve as a general guide to your eligibility for financial aid at CMC.
  • CMC’s Financial Aid Office has the final authority for determining the family contribution and any financial aid award.  Your net price should provide an approximation of your expected contribution. 
  • Special circumstances are treated on a case-by-case basis.  Any additional information you might feel helpful in the determination of financial aid eligibility should be communicated to the CMC Financial Aid Office 


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    For the second year in a row, Claremont McKenna College has been nationally recognized for our outstanding financial aid program. CMC was one of 11 colleges selected by The Princeton Review for their 2011 Financial Aid Honor Roll. We hope that by using our Net Price Calculator, you, too, will discover the generous financial aid policies at CMC.  Check out our Financial Aid homepage to get more information regarding Financial Aid at CMC.   

Completing the calculator should take no more than 20 minutes of your time. You will need to answer some basic questions about your parents' financial situation so it might be helpful to have recent tax forms or pay stubs on hand before you begin.


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