All applicants for admission who are not U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents (green card holders), are required to show proof of financial support as a condition of being issued an official letter of acceptance and I-20 form. International students may not file a FAFSA as they are not eligible for any federal student aid.
Students need to show support for the total cost of attendance less any international scholarship awarded or loan secured. The cost for the 2017-2018 academic year is 62,438 USD for both first-year students and transfer students (please see Estimated Costs for more details regarding costs). Applicants who cannot show the required amount of support will be disqualified. Clarkson's cost of attendance typically increases 5% each year.
There are two ways to show proof of financial support:
- Complete and return the form. On this form you will need to show specific amounts of support and the sources of the support. You will also need to include the signatures of any sponsors or your parents, in addition to a signature from a bank official.
- Provide a certified letter from your sponsor indicating the amount of support available for each year along with a supporting letter from a bank official. No exceptions can be made on the above requirements.