• <a href="/live/image/gid/191/width/650/92491_PEO-C3a-1017-0011.jpg" class="lw_preview_image lw_disable_preview" tabindex="-1"><picture class="lw_image lw_image92491"><source media="(max-width: 500px)" type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/191/width/500/height/240/crop/1/92491_PEO-C3a-1017-0011.rev.1644005770.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/191/width/500/height/240/crop/1/92491_PEO-C3a-1017-0011.rev.1644005770.webp 3x" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(max-width: 500px)" type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/191/width/500/height/240/crop/1/92491_PEO-C3a-1017-0011.rev.1644005770.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/191/width/500/height/240/crop/1/92491_PEO-C3a-1017-0011.rev.1644005770.jpg 3x" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(max-width: 800px)" type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/191/width/800/height/383/crop/1/92491_PEO-C3a-1017-0011.rev.1644005770.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/191/width/800/height/383/crop/1/92491_PEO-C3a-1017-0011.rev.1644005770.webp 3x" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(max-width: 800px)" type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/191/width/800/height/383/crop/1/92491_PEO-C3a-1017-0011.rev.1644005770.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/191/width/800/height/383/crop/1/92491_PEO-C3a-1017-0011.rev.1644005770.jpg 3x" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(max-width: 1200px)" type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/191/width/1200/height/575/crop/1/92491_PEO-C3a-1017-0011.rev.1644005770.webp 2x" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(max-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/191/width/1200/height/575/crop/1/92491_PEO-C3a-1017-0011.rev.1644005770.jpg 2x" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(min-width: 1201px)" type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/191/width/1440/height/690/crop/1/92491_PEO-C3a-1017-0011.rev.1644005770.webp 2x" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(min-width: 1201px)" type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/191/width/1440/height/690/crop/1/92491_PEO-C3a-1017-0011.rev.1644005770.jpg 2x" data-origin="responsive"/><img src="/live/image/gid/191/width/1440/height/690/crop/1/92491_PEO-C3a-1017-0011.rev.1644005770.jpg" alt="The Frank Manor House on our undergraduate campus is on the National Register of Historic Places." srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/191/width/1440/height/690/crop/1/92491_PEO-C3a-1017-0011.rev.1644005770.jpg 2x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="2136" data-optimized="true"/></picture></a><div class="hero-full_image_caption collapsable-caption">The Frank Manor House on our undergraduate campus is on the National Register of Historic Places.</div>
  • <a href="/live/image/gid/191/width/650/92490_CAM-E-0519-0007.jpg" class="lw_preview_image lw_disable_preview" tabindex="-1"><picture class="lw_image lw_image92490"><source media="(max-width: 500px)" type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/191/width/500/height/240/crop/1/92490_CAM-E-0519-0007.rev.1644005576.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/191/width/500/height/240/crop/1/92490_CAM-E-0519-0007.rev.1644005576.webp 3x" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(max-width: 500px)" type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/191/width/500/height/240/crop/1/92490_CAM-E-0519-0007.rev.1644005576.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/191/width/500/height/240/crop/1/92490_CAM-E-0519-0007.rev.1644005576.jpg 3x" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(max-width: 800px)" type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/191/width/800/height/383/crop/1/92490_CAM-E-0519-0007.rev.1644005576.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/191/width/800/height/383/crop/1/92490_CAM-E-0519-0007.rev.1644005576.webp 3x" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(max-width: 800px)" type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/191/width/800/height/383/crop/1/92490_CAM-E-0519-0007.rev.1644005576.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/191/width/800/height/383/crop/1/92490_CAM-E-0519-0007.rev.1644005576.jpg 3x" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(max-width: 1200px)" type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/191/width/1200/height/575/crop/1/92490_CAM-E-0519-0007.rev.1644005576.webp 2x" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(max-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/191/width/1200/height/575/crop/1/92490_CAM-E-0519-0007.rev.1644005576.jpg 2x" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(min-width: 1201px)" type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/191/width/1440/height/690/crop/1/92490_CAM-E-0519-0007.rev.1644005576.webp 2x" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(min-width: 1201px)" type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/191/width/1440/height/690/crop/1/92490_CAM-E-0519-0007.rev.1644005576.jpg 2x" data-origin="responsive"/><img src="/live/image/gid/191/width/1440/height/690/crop/1/92490_CAM-E-0519-0007.rev.1644005576.jpg" alt="The education you receive at Lewis & Clark is what the world needs most." srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/191/width/1440/height/690/crop/1/92490_CAM-E-0519-0007.rev.1644005576.jpg 2x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="2136" data-optimized="true"/></picture></a><div class="hero-full_image_caption collapsable-caption">The education you receive at Lewis & Clark is what the world needs most.</div>
  • <a href="/live/image/gid/191/width/650/92488_G-CAM-A-0414-0003.jpg" class="lw_preview_image lw_disable_preview" tabindex="-1"><picture class="lw_image lw_image92488"><source media="(max-width: 500px)" type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/191/width/500/height/240/crop/1/92488_G-CAM-A-0414-0003.rev.1644005162.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/191/width/500/height/240/crop/1/92488_G-CAM-A-0414-0003.rev.1644005162.webp 3x" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(max-width: 500px)" type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/191/width/500/height/240/crop/1/92488_G-CAM-A-0414-0003.rev.1644005162.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/191/width/500/height/240/crop/1/92488_G-CAM-A-0414-0003.rev.1644005162.jpg 3x" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(max-width: 800px)" type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/191/width/800/height/383/crop/1/92488_G-CAM-A-0414-0003.rev.1644005162.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/191/width/800/height/383/crop/1/92488_G-CAM-A-0414-0003.rev.1644005162.webp 3x" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(max-width: 800px)" type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/191/width/800/height/383/crop/1/92488_G-CAM-A-0414-0003.rev.1644005162.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/191/width/800/height/383/crop/1/92488_G-CAM-A-0414-0003.rev.1644005162.jpg 3x" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(max-width: 1200px)" type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/191/width/1200/height/575/crop/1/92488_G-CAM-A-0414-0003.rev.1644005162.webp 2x" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(max-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/191/width/1200/height/575/crop/1/92488_G-CAM-A-0414-0003.rev.1644005162.jpg 2x" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(min-width: 1201px)" type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/191/width/1440/height/690/crop/1/92488_G-CAM-A-0414-0003.rev.1644005162.webp 2x" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(min-width: 1201px)" type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/191/width/1440/height/690/crop/1/92488_G-CAM-A-0414-0003.rev.1644005162.jpg 2x" data-origin="responsive"/><img src="/live/image/gid/191/width/1440/height/690/crop/1/92488_G-CAM-A-0414-0003.rev.1644005162.jpg" alt="Our Graduate School of Education and Counseling offers real-world experience through an equity and social justice lens." srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/191/width/1440/height/690/crop/1/92488_G-CAM-A-0414-0003.rev.1644005162.jpg 2x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="2129" data-optimized="true"/></picture></a><div class="hero-full_image_caption collapsable-caption">Our Graduate School of Education and Counseling offers real-world experience through an equity and social justice lens.</div>
  • <a href="/live/image/gid/191/width/650/92489_LAW_Library_9248.jpg" class="lw_preview_image lw_disable_preview" tabindex="-1"><picture class="lw_image lw_image92489"><source media="(max-width: 500px)" type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/191/width/500/height/240/crop/1/92489_LAW_Library_9248.rev.1644005281.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/191/width/500/height/240/crop/1/92489_LAW_Library_9248.rev.1644005281.webp 3x" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(max-width: 500px)" type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/191/width/500/height/240/crop/1/92489_LAW_Library_9248.rev.1644005281.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/191/width/500/height/240/crop/1/92489_LAW_Library_9248.rev.1644005281.jpg 3x" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(max-width: 800px)" type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/191/width/800/height/383/crop/1/92489_LAW_Library_9248.rev.1644005281.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/191/width/800/height/383/crop/1/92489_LAW_Library_9248.rev.1644005281.webp 3x" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(max-width: 800px)" type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/191/width/800/height/383/crop/1/92489_LAW_Library_9248.rev.1644005281.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/191/width/800/height/383/crop/1/92489_LAW_Library_9248.rev.1644005281.jpg 3x" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(max-width: 1200px)" type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/191/width/1200/height/575/crop/1/92489_LAW_Library_9248.rev.1644005281.webp 2x" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(max-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/191/width/1200/height/575/crop/1/92489_LAW_Library_9248.rev.1644005281.jpg 2x" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(min-width: 1201px)" type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/191/width/1440/height/690/crop/1/92489_LAW_Library_9248.rev.1644005281.webp 2x" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(min-width: 1201px)" type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/191/width/1440/height/690/crop/1/92489_LAW_Library_9248.rev.1644005281.jpg 2x" data-origin="responsive"/><img src="/live/image/gid/191/width/1440/height/690/crop/1/92489_LAW_Library_9248.rev.1644005281.jpg" alt="Students from all of our three schools can take advantage of the natural beauty of our School of Law's library!" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/191/width/1440/height/690/crop/1/92489_LAW_Library_9248.rev.1644005281.jpg 2x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="2136" data-optimized="true"/></picture></a><div class="hero-full_image_caption collapsable-caption">Students from all of our three schools can take advantage of the natural beauty of our School of Law’s library!</div>

Financial Aid

Investing in your education is one of the most important decisions you and your family will ever make. Our financial aid program creates solutions to serve students from diverse economic backgrounds, and we are here to help make this process as easy as possible.

FAFSA Code: 003197

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  • <blockquote> <p> <p> L&C was one of the most generous in terms of financial aid, and I couldn’t pass up the chance to study abroad with the support of the school behind me. With L&C’s help, I’ve been able to prioritize my studies while also balancing a light part-time job.</p> </p> <p class="quote-author"> <a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/18475-beau-staun-list">Beau Staun-List BA ’25</a> <br/> <span class="quoted-profile_meta">Topanga, California</span> </p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote> <p> <p> <span style="font-weight: 400;">I was nervous that the high tuition of a private liberal arts college would prevent me from attending one, but my generous financial aid package from L&C made the choice to go here even easier.</span> </p> </p> <p class="quote-author"> <a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/16679-emily-larabee">Emily Larabee BA ’25</a> <br/> <span class="quoted-profile_meta">Anchorage, Alaska</span> </p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote> <p> <p> I chose to come to L&C because of the overall support I knew I would receive with financial aid, academic life, and student affinity groups.</p> </p> <p class="quote-author"> <a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/17133-rocio-yao">Rocío Yao BA ’24</a> <br/> <span class="quoted-profile_meta">Cuidad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina; Guangzhou, China; Northglenn, Colorado, United States</span> </p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote> <p> <p> I always hoped I would get to attend a small liberal arts college, but I never thought it would be a real possibility until I saw the financial aid package Lewis & Clark offered me. The scholarships I was offered closed the gap between private and public education, allowing me to pursue my dreams the way I imagined.</p> </p> <p class="quote-author"> <a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/20449-annabelle-samson">Annabelle Samson BA ’27</a> <br/> <span class="quoted-profile_meta">Olympia, Washington</span> </p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote> <p> <p> <span style="font-weight: 400;">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.</span> </p> </p> <p class="quote-author"> <a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/16674-leo-mcnaughton">Leo McNaughton BA ’24</a> <br/> <span class="quoted-profile_meta">Milwaukie, Oregon</span> </p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote> <p> <p> <span style="font-weight: 400;">My financial aid package made a college education achievable for my family and me. The generous aid I received was a motivating factor for me to attend L&C, so that I could have a wonderful education without graduating with mountains of debt.</span> </p> </p> <p class="quote-author"> <a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/16650-sofia-reeves">Sofia Reeves BA ’23</a> <br/> <span class="quoted-profile_meta">Sacramento, California</span> </p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote> <p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">I transferred to Lewis & Clark at the beginning of fall 2020.</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">I ended up paying nearly the exact amount as I did at my prior institution and all of my credits transferred. I was able to transition to life at L&C seamlessly.</span></p> </p> <p class="quote-author"> <a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/16640-greta-burton">Greta Burton BA ’22</a> <br/> <span class="quoted-profile_meta">Portland, Oregon</span> </p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote> <p> <p> The generous financial aid package I received sealed the deal for me to choose L&C.</p> </p> <p class="quote-author"> <a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/19658-bijou-macdonald">Bijou Macdonald BA ’21</a> <br/> <span class="quoted-profile_meta">Broomfield, Colorado</span> </p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote> <p> <p> I came to L&C because of the location, the size of the school, the ability to explore different areas of study, and financial aid.</p> </p> <p class="quote-author"> <a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/19887-liam-beveridge">Liam Beveridge BA ’20</a> <br/> <span class="quoted-profile_meta">Seattle, Washington</span> </p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote> <p> <p> I looked at many schools but what made Lewis & Clark stand out to me was the small class sizes, merit aid, proximity to Portland, and beautiful campus.</p> </p> <p class="quote-author"> <a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/20400-august-van-nieuwenhuysen">August van Nieuwenhuysen BA ’25</a> <br/> <span class="quoted-profile_meta">Tustin, California</span> </p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote> <p> <p> <span style="font-weight: 400;">The financial aid package I received made Lewis and Clark feasible. It allowed me to push myself to go out of state to a location that I knew I would thrive in.</span> </p> </p> <p class="quote-author"> <a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/16643-whitney-maxfield">Whitney Maxfield BA ’25</a> <br/> <span class="quoted-profile_meta">Riverton, Utah</span> </p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote> <p> <p> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Lewis & Clark offered competitive prices, so that I would be able to receive a liberal arts education for the same price as a public institution.</span> </p> </p> <p class="quote-author"> <a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/14672-keilani-vega">Keilani Vega BA ’22</a> <br/> <span class="quoted-profile_meta">Pasadena, California</span> </p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote> <p> <p> Lewis & Clark College offered me a very generous financial aid package that I was glad to accept. I have seen the impact that donating to the school makes, and I wouldn’t be here without those generous donors. </p> </p> <p class="quote-author"> <a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/20476-sophia-whyte">Sophia Whyte BA ’24</a> <br/> <span class="quoted-profile_meta">Berkeley, California</span> </p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote> <p> <p> 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. </p> </p> <p class="quote-author"> <a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/18357-savannah-bishop">Savannah Bishop BA ’25</a> <br/> <span class="quoted-profile_meta">Portland and Bend, Oregon; Budapest, Hungary; Accra, Ghana</span> </p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote> <p> <p> I felt that I could not pass up the opportunity to attend a reputable college that was willing to support my goals and future. My award knocked all other prospective colleges off of my list. I am forever grateful for the financial aid that I have received as it has changed my life in remarkable ways.</p> </p> <p class="quote-author"> <a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/20471-jade-valdez">Jade Valdez BA ’25</a> <br/> <span class="quoted-profile_meta">Woods Cross, Utah</span> </p> </blockquote>

Get Started With the FAFSA

To apply for financial aid, the first thing all students—undergraduate, graduate, and law—must do is complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year. Our school code for the FAFSA is 003197.

You may have heard the news that the FAFSA is getting a major remodel this year! The goal is to make it simpler to complete, but it also means the FAFSA for the 2024-25 year won’t be available until late December 2023.

Pro Tip: you need an FSA ID to complete the FAFSA. Here’s a quick video tutorial to help with that process. You and anyone else (like a parent!) who will be contributing information to your FAFSA should create an FSA ID at least a couple of days before you file the FAFSA.

Fill Out the FAFSA

Important Financial Aid Timing

Update, 1/31/24

The government just announced that they will not release FAFSA data to schools until at least early March. Without that data, we cannot process need-based aid awards, so we’ve removed the priority filing dates this year. Please note:

  1. The date you file the FAFSA has no bearing on your award. 
  2. We will work with you to get through this year’s delayed, uncertain process. 
  • 71% 

    71 percent of degree-seeking students at the Graduate School of Education and Counseling receive financial aid.

  • 97% 

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

  • 99% 

    99 percent of fall 2021 incoming JD students at the Law School received scholarships or grants.

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