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Paying for College

The Value of a Lewis & Clark Education

A Lewis & Clark education is an investment in your future. Graduating from college might feel really far away, but the work you do at L&C will prepare you for whatever comes next. In fact, the top career competencies identified by the National Association of Colleges and Employers align perfectly with the core values of a liberal arts education: critical thinking, written and verbal communication, teamwork, and problem solving. Plus, we’re so confident that first-year students will graduate in four years that if you don’t, we’ll cover the extra semester of tuition.

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  • My financial aid package had a major influence on my decision to attend L&C. It provided me with the most affordable path toward obtaining my undergraduate degree compared to the other institutions I had gotten accepted into. 

    Savannah Bishop BA ’25
    Psychology | Political Science | Portland and Bend, Oregon; Budapest, Hungary; Accra, Ghana
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  • The generous merit-based awards and need-based financial aid at L&C were a significant reason for my pursuit of higher education at this fine academic institute.

    Leo McNaughton BA ’24
    English | Milwaukie, Oregon
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  • The generous merit aid package that L&C offered me made me feel like the college was prepared to invest in me. So I try to make good on that investment by engaging with my classes and organizing student projects.

    Mateo Kaiser BA ’23
    History and international affairs (double) | Political economy | Mountain View, California
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Cost of Attendance

At Lewis & Clark, you will build relationships with professors and peers, gain practical experience through internships in Portland and beyond, and create connections among ideas and across disciplines. The Career Center and the Bates Center for Entrepreneurship and Leadership will support your career success through advising, networking, resources, programming, and more. You’ll graduate ready to take on the world. In addition, we offer something that most other colleges of our size do not: multiple ways to make the most of your future here at L&C through clear and direct pathways to our Graduate School of Education and Counseling and Law School!

Tuition Rates 2024–25

The number you see—the total cost of tuition, room, board, travel, and personal expenses—is not usually what you will pay. Last year, Lewis & Clark distributed over $74 million in assistance from institutional, federal, state, and private sources. 

  • Tuition and fees: $64,828
  • Room (double occupancy): $8,856
  • Board (14-meal flex plan): $6,792
  • Books, transportation, and personal expenses (estimate): $3,652
  • Health insurance: $3,887/year (2023–24 cost); waiver available
  • 4-5-6 

    Lewis & Clark’s 4-5-6 Commitment can help you make the most of your future.

  • 97% 

    Ninety-seven percent of L&C undergraduates receive some form of financial assistance.

  • 96% 

    Within six months of graduation, 96% of the Lewis & Clark Classes of 2018–2022 were already changing the world through employment (76%), continuing studies (19%), and service work (1%), like the Peace Corps.

Ways to Fund Your Education

A private liberal arts education is often more affordable than you think. We can also help you understand the options that are available for covering the costs that remain after your financial aid has been applied.

Applying for Aid

In order to determine eligibility for need-based aid, you must fill out the FAFSA on the U.S. Department of Education website. Our federal school code is 003197.

Scholarships and Grants

This type of aid does not need to be repaid when you graduate. We offer a variety of scholarships based on academic merit and financial need, as well as a few performance-based awards in entrepreneurship, speech and debate, and music.

On-Campus Employment

We offer both need-based (Federal Work-Study) and non-need-based awards. A variety of interesting and rewarding work opportunities are available in offices around campus.

Payment Plan

We offer a payment plan that allows you to split each semester’s payment into five monthly installments, for a total of ten payments over the course of the year.

Invest in Yourself

Calculate Your Cost to Attend L&C

Even before you submit your forms, you can get an idea of what it might cost to attend Lewis & Clark by using our net price calculator. This tool helps you estimate what financial aid might be available.

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