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Claremont Lincoln University

City Year is proud to partner with Claremont Lincoln University, an online graduate university with innovative degrees that develop transformational leadership skills, offering 25% tuition discounts on all degree and certificate programs.

Claremont Lincoln University offers City Year AmeriCorps members, alums and staff

25% tuition discount

A 25% tuition discount will be awarded to any qualified City Year applicant on all online degree and certificate programs. Master’s degree tuition cost with discount is $13,612 – 14,850, depending on the degree program selected. The scholarship may be renewed in subsequent years provided recipients maintain continuous registration and remain in good academic standing, according to Claremont Lincoln University’s standards. CLU programs are designed for working professionals – 100% online; no GMAT or GRE required; graduate programs can be completed in 13 months with full-time enrollment; convenient year-round start dates. Financial aid and payment options are available.

Scholarships are awarded to City Year AmeriCorps members and alums who complete at least one term of service and City Year staff employed for at least two years.

The scholarships described above represent the minimum awards; applicants will be considered for additional merit-based aid depending on the academic strength of their application.

Eligible programs

Bachelor’s completion programs

  • organizational leadership (concentrations in healthcare, human resources, integrated policing studies, and professional studies)

All master’s degree programs

All graduate certificate programs

Additional benefits

  • Application fee waiver
  • Enrollment deferral: Claremont Lincoln University will allow deferrals up to one year if accepted applicants decide to serve additional time with City Year.

Why City Year loves Claremont Lincoln University

Claremont Lincoln University is a nonprofit, online university delivering graduate programs embedded with the Claremont Core®, a proprietary, transformative leadership framework to empower students with equity-focused, mindful, collaborative and compassionate tools and practices. Claremont Lincoln University offers online master’s degrees, graduate certificates, a bachelor’s completion program and innovative team-based learning programs. Focused on positive social change and intentionally designed for the working adult, Claremont Lincoln University provides an affordable and engaged, 100%-online learning experience and community.

To apply

Visit Claremont Lincoln University’s admissions website to apply online.

To identify your City Year affiliation

Please contact the admissions office at and state that you are applying under the City Year partnership.

To access the application fee waiver and apply for the scholarship

To get the application fee waived and be considered for the scholarship, please request a service verification letter by emailing the City Year Alumni & Career Services Department at with “Claremont Lincoln University: City Year verification letter request” in the subject line. Within the email, include the site where you served and dates of service. This letter will be sent directly to Claremont Lincoln University’s admissions office and added to your applicant file.

To contact the admissions office

Please call (909) 667-4444 or email with any questions.

Please note that all admissions and scholarship decisions are made by the educational institution. AmeriCorps members, alums and staff interested in these scholarships must complete the full application process for the institution. Please pay close attention to deadlines and consider beginning work on your applications early in the year.

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