A private, liberal arts education is often more affordable than you think.
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. We can also help you understand the options that are available for covering the costs that remain after your financial aid has been applied. In addition, 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.
97 percent of L&C students receive some form of financial assistance. Within six months of graduation, 96% of the Lewis & Clark Class of 2020 was already changing the world through employment (72%) and continuing studies (24%).
97 percent of L&C students receive some form of financial assistance.
Within six months of graduation, 96% of the Lewis & Clark Class of 2020 was already changing the world through employment (72%) and continuing studies (24%).
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“L&C develops the intellect of its students, pairing a broad foundation of knowledge with critical thinking and a love of learning. The small class size and personal connection with quality faculty allow students to explore and be mentored, not simply taught.”
- Tuition and fees: $57,404
- Room (double occupancy): $7,870
- Board (14-meal flex plan): $6,076
- Books and additional expenses (estimate): $3,102
- Health insurance: $1,760 per semester; waiver available
We offer a payment plan that allows you to split each semester’s payment into five monthly installments, for a total of 10 payments over the course of the year.
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.
Applying for Financial Aid
In order to determine eligibility for need-based aid, you must fill out the FAFSA.
- Lewis & Clark federal school code: 003197
Types of Aid
These awards do not require repayment upon graduation.
We offer a variety of scholarships based on academic excellence. All applicants are automatically considered for these awards.
These awards—which come from Lewis & Clark, federal, or state sources— are based on financial need.
These awards are available in entrepreneurship, speech and debate, and music.
Both need-based and non-need-based awards are available.
Federal student loan programs offer some advantages:
- Low interest rates
- Deferred interest on some types of loans
- Both need-based and non-need-based options
Parent loans are also available.
“Lewis & Clark’s approach integrates the critical thinking and analysis that enables their graduates to address society’s most pressing and complex problems.”