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Financial Aid

pie legendThe decision to invest in a quality higher education may be one of the most important decisions you and your family will ever make. At Lewis & Clark, we believe that the quality of the academic program and cocurricular opportunities available to you here are worthy of such an investment. We also understand the challenge in meeting the costs associated with obtaining a quality higher education. While the primary responsibility for funding an education rests with students and their families, we are committed to working in partnership to identify financial options and strategies that will make a Lewis & Clark education an attainable goal.

Lewis & Clark College provides a comprehensive program of financial services as part of our commitment to making sure that a Lewis & Clark education is within reach of students from a wide variety of socioeconomic backgrounds. Approximately 72% of Lewis & Clark students receive some form of financial assistance. A combination of grants, scholarships, loans, and campus employment opportunities create financial packages ranging from a few hundred dollars to covering the full cost of education.

To learn more about the types of assistance available, please contact Financial Aid.

For more details about the financial aid process for incoming students, please visit this page: Financial Aid Application Process 

Need-Based Financial Aid

Lewis & Clark’s primary funding commitment is to a need-based financial aid program. Eligibility for need-based funds is based primarily on an analysis of the income and asset information submitted on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the CSS Profile.

The Federal School Code for Lewis & Clark is 003197.

The CSS code for Lewis & Clark is 4384.

Merit-Based Scholarships

Lewis & Clark offers a number of merit-based scholarships for incoming students whose admissions application demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and/or outstanding contributions to the community. These scholarships may be renewed based on continued academic achievement. There is not a separate application process for academic merit scholarships.

Further Information

Office of Financial Aid - 503-768-7090
Office of Student and Departmental Account Services - 503-768-7829