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Dates, Costs, and Housing

Dates

 

Semester Placement Test and Orientation* First Day of Class Last Day of Exams
Fall 2017 August 29, 30, 31 September 5 December 19
Spring 2018 January 16 January 17 May 3
Summer I 2018 May 14 May 15 June 21
Summer II 2018 June 25 June 26 August 2

 

 

 

 

Note:  We do not have an application deadline, however we encourage everyone to apply early.

 *Students who do not arrive on the first day for the placement test and orientation will be charged a late testing fee of $125.

 

Costs

 
2017-18 Charges per semester (16 weeks fall and Spring, 12 weeks summer)
AES Tuition $6,260.00 (The summer six-week half session is $3,130.)
Student Body Fee $180. (fall and spring only)
Health Insurance $1,275.50
Green Energy Fee $20. (optional, fall only)
Media Fee $20. (optional, fall and spring)
Late Testing Fee $125. (as needed)

Note:  There is no application fee.

Other Charges

Books (estimated): $150-300 per semester, payable to the Lewis & Clark Bookstore

More Information on Undergraduate (BA/BS) program charges.

 

How to pay

There are several different ways to pay your tuition and housing charges.  Several weeks before you start, an invoice will be sent to your Lewis & Clark email address.

Payment Type Method Notes

Credit Card:

Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express. Also the following international credit cards: China UnionPay, BC Card, JCB, Diners Club International.

Online: https://lclark.afford.com/

By Phone: 1-800-722-4867 or 401-921-3700.

You will need to enter:

  • Your full name (exactly as it is on your passport)
  • Your LC ID number
  • The credit card number
  • The cardholder’s name and billing address
  • The total amount to be paid

Credit card payments incur a convenience fee of $1 or 2.99% of the amount paid, whichever is more. For example, for a tuition and fees payment of $6,440, a fee of $193 will be charged to your card.

Transfer from US checking or savings account

Online: https://lclark.afford.com/


By Phone: 1-800-722-4867 or 401-921-3700.

You will need to enter:

  • Your full name (exactly as it is on your passport)
  • Your LC ID number
  • The bank account and routing numbers ŸThe name and billing address associated with the account
  • The total amount to be paid

This method is only available for US checking and savings accounts. No fees are charged.

Personal Check, Cashier’s Check, Money Order, Traveler’s Check

Make the check or money order payable to Lewis & Clark. Include the student’s name and LC ID number on the memo section of the check or money order.

Mail to:

Lewis & Clark
Student and Departmental Account Services
MSC: 150
0615 S.W. Palatine Hill Road Portland, OR 97219

Or, pay in person in the Student and Departmental Accounts Office, Templeton Campus Center. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

All payments must be made in US dollars (foreign currency will not be accepted).

Cash

Pay in person in the Student and Departmental Accounts Office, Templeton Campus Center. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

We do not recommend that you carry large amounts of cash.

Debit Card (Bank Card)

Pay in person in the Student and Departmental Accounts Office, Templeton Campus Center. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

US bank accounts only.

Wire Transfer

https://www.flywire.com/pay/lclark

  • Select the country from which your funds will be coming from, and the payment amount (in US dollars) you want to pay.
  • In most cases, the US dollar amount will be converted into your home currency at preferential exchange rates, which will translate into savings for you. ŸContact your bank (via phone, online, or in person) to send funds from your local bank to Flywire.
  • Flywire will then convert the funds to U.S. dollars and forward the US dollar amount to Lewis & Clark where it will be directly credited to your student account.
  • Through the Flywire student dashboard you will be able to track the transfer process of the payment.
  • You will receive an email confirmation when your payment is disbursed to the school.
 

No matter your time zone, you will have a dedicated multilingual customer support team available to answer any questions 24/7 via live chat, Skype, email, and phone.

 

 

Housing Information

 

What are my housing choices?

There are several great housing options for AES students:

  • On Campus. Many AES students live on campus with American undergraduates. The residence hall rooms all have wireless network access and all halls have lounges, free laundry facilities and kitchens.  Meal plans are required in the fall and spring.  Forms for requesting on-campus housing and costsare online, or you can send a request to the AES office at aes@lclark.edu.

    Meal plans are required for all students living on campus in the fall and spring.  Our food service provider takes special care to offer students a wide variety of entree items (including halal, vegetarian, and vegan options) plus unlimited salad, dessert, and beverage bars.  You may choose from among five meal plans:  three of which include flex points.  Flex points are a dollar value placed on your student ID card which you can use like a declining balance.

    Charges for meal plans are listed on this page.

  • Off Campus. AES students may also rent a house or apartment off-campus.  Rooms in a shared housing situation can start at $600 per month.  A studio or one-bedroom apartment can start at $1,000, three-bedrooms can start at $1,500.  Some single rooms are furnished; most apartments are not furnished.  Utilities may be a separate charge.The AES office has prepared a list of local apartment to get you started with your search.
  • Homestays.  A homestay is a unique opportunity to practice English, learn about U.S. culture and family life and share your own culture. If you are interested in living with a host family, contact ANDEO.  ANDEO is a non-profit organization that finds American homes for international students.   An ANDEO homestay includes a  private room, all meals, easy access to public transportation, airport pickup from Portland International Airport, orientation materials and support from ANDEO staff.  

Wherever you live, it’s good to know that the Lewis & Clark campus is located in a quiet residential neighborhood in Portland, Oregon.  According to statistics released by the FBI, crime in Portland continues to be low. Forbes and Travel & Leisure have ranked Portland as one of the safest cities in the USA. 

Housing—Summer

Housing rates in summer are $175 per week for summer 2017.  Click here for more information about summer housing.