In addition to financial aid and scholarship options, students can access financial resources to help with education costs in the following ways.


Federal Work-Study

  • Federally and institutionally funded.
  • On-campus employment opportunities for undergrads with financial need.
  • Eligibility determined from FAFSA.
  • Average earnings per semester of $1,500.
  • Federal Work-Study employment checklist.

For those students who do not qualify for the Federal Work Study program, Clarkson College offers on-campus employment opportunities through our Student Employment program.


Resident Advisor

  • Live in the Clarkson College Residence Hall.
  • Facilitate the development of a community atmosphere.
  • Awarded a Housing scholarship for their service to the College.

Student Ambassador

  • Assist the Admissions office with recruitment and special College events.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills.
  • For their service, each Ambassador will receive a $750 scholarship each semester.
  • For more information, contact the Admissions office.

Alternative Loans

  • Come from a private lender who determines the interest rate and repayment terms.
  • Most require a co-signer.
  • For more information check out Alternative Loans.

Deferred Payment Plan

  • Allows the student to pay tuition and fee balance in three equal installments.
  • Check out Student Accounts for more information.

The Military

All branches offer education assistance, which may include:

  • Montgomery G.I. Bill
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Student loan repayment