Financial Aid & Loan Information

As a graduate student you are eligible for federal loans. Based on need, graduate students may borrow in both the subsidized and unsubsidized Stafford Loan Programs.

Students who seek financial aid will need to complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available on-line at The Clarke code is 001852. In addition to the FAFSA, students must have completed all admission requirements (including the GRE, GMAT, or MAT tests) and be offered admission before a financial aid package is offered to the student.

How to Apply:

  1. Apply for admission to the university. Financial aid packages are prepared after the student has been accepted for admission to Clarke.
  2. Check the appropriate section of the admissions application indicating whether or not you plan to seek financial aid.
  3. Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and indicate that Clarke is to receive a copy of the need analysis report. The Clarke Federal school code is 001852. Electronic filing is faster than filing a paper form. If you choose to submit a paper form, the FAFSA form should be completed and mailed to the processing center as soon as possible after January 1. The priority deadline for financial aid is April 15.

When a student is accepted for admission and the need analysis report has been received from the processing center, the Financial Aid Office will prepare an individualized financial aid package. To avoid a delay in receiving an aid package, tests and other admission requirements must be satisfied prior to the anticipated start date.

Financial aid awards are determined annually after a current financial aid application is submitted. Students receiving financial aid must maintain satisfactory academic progress as determined by the Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Director of Financial Aid.

For more information, please contact the Clarke University Financial Aid Office by one of the following means:

Clarke University
1550 Clarke Drive
Dubuque, Iowa 52001-3198
Phone: (563)588-6327

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