Most students won’t pay the advertised price of a school. Instead, they will be provided with a financial aid plan that includes a mix of scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study. But some kinds of aid are more desirable than others, and some students will get more than others.
The amount of financial assistance and scholarships or grants you can get varies based on your circumstances. Keep reading to learn more to help you to know just how much aid and scholarships to expect from Clarkson College.
$7,500.00 is the typical Clarkson College’s first year financial aid package. Approximately 94% of incoming freshmen obtain financial assistance, with the majority being offered as loans.
Student loans come included in financial aid packages, however, the only true discount off of the price of college is a grant or scholarship that you do not need to pay back.
We feel that loan debt ought to be regarded as a consequence instead of true financial aid. Learn more on student loan debt at Clarkson College.
Financial awards given by a college or university to its students, known as institutional scholarships and grants, help to offset the cost of tuition and other education-related expenses. These awards fall into two categories: merit-based and need-based, and they do not need to be paid back. Merit-based institutional scholarships are granted to students who have shown outstanding academic accomplishments, special talents, or abilities in a particular field. Factors such as high school performance, standardized test results, or involvement in extracurricular activities often contribute to these scholarship decisions. Conversely, need-based institutional grants cater to students who demonstrate financial need. The awarded amount is typically based on the student’s family’s financial standing and is intended to cover the difference between the cost of attendance and the family’s ability to contribute. Colleges and universities might use data from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or other financial aid forms to determine a student’s eligibility for need-based grants. Institutional scholarships and grants are a vital source of financial support for students, as they can significantly reduce the cost of attending college and help make higher education more accessible.
The next numbers refer to grants and scholarships mainly supplied by the college itself.
50% of new students (8 total) were offered scholarships at Clarkson College, averaging $5,388.00 per person. This puts it in the top 50th percentile among colleges and universities nationwide.
In addition to scholarships, 44% of first years (7 total) were awarded federal grant aid, averaging $5,844.00 each.
The next table demonstrates grant and scholarship distributions by income level for freshmen getting any form of federally-funded Title IV aid, which includes Federal PLUS loans.
|Percent of Freshman
|Income 110k +
The table above displays undergrads who are obtaining Title IV aid, federal aid from the government including loans, grants or work-study. Learn more here.
12 Clarkson College undergrads obtain grant aid (this is about 94% of the entire undergraduate student population). The average amount these students receive is $7,500.00.
More about our data sources and methodologies.