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The low-down on financial aid for summer sessions (for CAS students)…

February 18, 2010

Are you thinking about taking courses at Lewis & Clark over the summer? The tuition rate for summer courses is significantly less expensive than the cost of tuition during the regular academic year (fall and spring semesters) and, depending on how many credits you take, you may also be eligible to receive financial aid!  Read on for more information…

  • In order to receive institutional financial aid, such as a scholarship or grant from Lewis & Clark, you must be enrolled full-time.  That means a total of 12 or more credits over the two sessions.
  • In order to receive federal financial aid, such as a Federal Stafford Loan, you must be enrolled at least half-time.  That means a total of six or more credits over the two sessions.
  • If you receive financial aid for the summer, you’re using one of your semesters of aid eligibility.  Typically, undergraduate students that start at LC as freshmen have up to eight semesters of financial aid eligibility.  If you came to LC as a transfer student, the number of semesters you have depends on how many credits you transferred in… Basically, you need to make sure that taking these summer courses will allow you to graduate at least one semester earlier than you otherwise would have.
  • Institutional financial aid is prorated according to your tuition cost for summer courses. Since summer tuition is charged per credit, your cost will depend on how many credits you take.

If you want to receive financial aid for the summer, send us an email (sfs@lclark.edu) and let us know how many credits you’ll be taking, as well as which summer sessions you’ll be attending. Then, be sure to complete your 2010-2011 FAFSA and CSS PROFILE no later than March 1!

As always, feel free to contact us if you have any questions!