Continuing in 2021-2022

Continuing in the 2021-22 aid year, the Financial Aid Office will not be sending paper Financial Aid Notifications (FANs) to upper-class continuing and readmitted students.

Students will receive an email in mid-late June when their Financial Aid Package is available for review via myCU. Depending on the types of aid in the Financial Aid Package, a student may need to take further action before the package is finalized.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  If the financial aid package includes Federal Direct Loans and/or a Clarkson Loan, the loans will not be processed until the student has either Accepted, Declined, or Reduced the loan(s) and submitted the response online in the Financial Aid section of myCU. Loans offered, but not accepted, will not appear as anticipated aid on the student account.

We have created two guides to assist you with this process – Guide to Understanding Your Financial Aid Package and Viewing Your Financial Aid in myCU.

You will receive an email notification when the initial package is created and each time a revision is made to the package.

If you have questions, please contact your Student Achievement Specialist at 315.268.6451.  Undergraduate students may email and graduate students may email for assistance.

We understand that higher education is a substantial financial commitment and our staff is dedicated to helping you and your family afford the education you deserve. Students at Clarkson receive various types of federal, state, and university aid including grants, scholarships, loans, and work study. Nine out of ten students at Clarkson receive some form of financial aid.

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FSA ID Help?

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IF YOU ARE HAVING ISSUES with your FSA ID, help is available at, including specific instructions for unlocking and resetting passwords.  If you have reviewed the information at but are still having difficulty obtaining an FSA ID or logging in with your FSA ID, contact FSAID at 1-800-433-3243. Web chat is also available.

Need to send documents to our Financial Aid Office? Instructions on how to FileDrop those documents.