• <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 type="image/jpeg" media="(max-width: 500px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/191/width/500/height/240/crop/1/92489_LAW_Library_9248.rev.1644005281.jpg 1x, /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"/> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(max-width: 800px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/191/width/800/height/383/crop/1/92489_LAW_Library_9248.rev.1644005281.jpg 1x, /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"/> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(max-width: 1200px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/191/width/1200/height/575/crop/1/92489_LAW_Library_9248.rev.1644005281.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/191/width/1200/height/575/crop/1/92489_LAW_Library_9248.rev.1644005281.jpg 2x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(min-width: 1201px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/191/width/1440/height/690/crop/1/92489_LAW_Library_9248.rev.1644005281.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/191/width/1440/height/690/crop/1/92489_LAW_Library_9248.rev.1644005281.jpg 2x"/> <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!" width="1440" height="690" 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"/> </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>
  • <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 type="image/jpeg" media="(max-width: 500px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/191/width/500/height/240/crop/1/92488_G-CAM-A-0414-0003.rev.1644005162.jpg 1x, /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"/> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(max-width: 800px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/191/width/800/height/383/crop/1/92488_G-CAM-A-0414-0003.rev.1644005162.jpg 1x, /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"/> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(max-width: 1200px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/191/width/1200/height/575/crop/1/92488_G-CAM-A-0414-0003.rev.1644005162.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/191/width/1200/height/575/crop/1/92488_G-CAM-A-0414-0003.rev.1644005162.jpg 2x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(min-width: 1201px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/191/width/1440/height/690/crop/1/92488_G-CAM-A-0414-0003.rev.1644005162.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/191/width/1440/height/690/crop/1/92488_G-CAM-A-0414-0003.rev.1644005162.jpg 2x"/> <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." width="1440" height="690" 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"/> </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/650/92491_PEO-C3a-1017-0011.jpg" class="lw_preview_image lw_disable_preview" tabindex="-1"><picture class="lw_image lw_image92491"> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(max-width: 500px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/191/width/500/height/240/crop/1/92491_PEO-C3a-1017-0011.rev.1644005770.jpg 1x, /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"/> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(max-width: 800px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/191/width/800/height/383/crop/1/92491_PEO-C3a-1017-0011.rev.1644005770.jpg 1x, /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"/> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(max-width: 1200px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/191/width/1200/height/575/crop/1/92491_PEO-C3a-1017-0011.rev.1644005770.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/191/width/1200/height/575/crop/1/92491_PEO-C3a-1017-0011.rev.1644005770.jpg 2x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(min-width: 1201px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/191/width/1440/height/690/crop/1/92491_PEO-C3a-1017-0011.rev.1644005770.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/191/width/1440/height/690/crop/1/92491_PEO-C3a-1017-0011.rev.1644005770.jpg 2x"/> <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." width="1440" height="690" 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"/> </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 type="image/jpeg" media="(max-width: 500px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/191/width/500/height/240/crop/1/92490_CAM-E-0519-0007.rev.1644005576.jpg 1x, /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"/> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(max-width: 800px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/191/width/800/height/383/crop/1/92490_CAM-E-0519-0007.rev.1644005576.jpg 1x, /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"/> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(max-width: 1200px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/191/width/1200/height/575/crop/1/92490_CAM-E-0519-0007.rev.1644005576.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/191/width/1200/height/575/crop/1/92490_CAM-E-0519-0007.rev.1644005576.jpg 2x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(min-width: 1201px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/191/width/1440/height/690/crop/1/92490_CAM-E-0519-0007.rev.1644005576.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/191/width/1440/height/690/crop/1/92490_CAM-E-0519-0007.rev.1644005576.jpg 2x"/> <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." width="1440" height="690" 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"/> </picture> </a><div class="hero-full_image_caption collapsable-caption"> The education you receive at Lewis & Clark is what the world needs most.</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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 Graduate Student Aid Law Student Aid

  • <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;">The financial aid package was the number one factor involved with my decision to come here.</span></p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/16648-dj-smith">DJ Smith BA ’23</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Las Vegas, Nevada</span></p></blockquote>
  • <blockquote><p><p><span style="font-weight: 400;">I received a generous financial aid package that sealed the deal. Between the colleges I was choosing from, Lewis & Clark’s offer was the best, and because I already was interested in attending, it helped me make my decision even quicker.</span></p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/16647-adam-schwarz">Adam Schwarz BA ’23</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Daly City, California</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> Lewis & Clark’s financial aid package was the best I received. I was blown away by the college’s active support and flexibility before I even accepted the offer to attend. It made me respect the school’s dedication to provide accessible education to students.</p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/16676-laura-everson">Laura Everson BA ’22</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Sitka, Alaska</span></p></blockquote>
  • <blockquote><p><p><span style="font-weight: 400;">I wouldn’t have been able to attend school outside of my own state without federal and Lewis & Clark aid. The aid I’ve received has even made it possible for me to study abroad in Strasbourg, France.</span></p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/16200-audrey-perry">Audrey Perry BA ’25</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Lincoln, Nebraska</span></p></blockquote>
  • <blockquote><p><p> My financial aid package not only made attending Lewis & Clark possible; it made me feel wanted, like L&C was a place I was meant to be.</p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/20474-apollo-beaber">Apollo Beaber BA ’25</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Denver, Colorado</span></p></blockquote>
  • <blockquote><p><p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Attending Lewis & Clark without financial aid was basically impossible for me. When I saw how much aid the school was offering to me, I actually cried tears of happiness. Simply put, my financial aid was the final deciding factor of whether or not I said yes to L&C.</span></p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/16677-erika-hutchinson">Erika Hutchinson BA ’22</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Fort Collins, Colorado</span></p></blockquote>
  • <blockquote><p><p> I am incredibly grateful that Lewis & Clark has continued to increase my financial aid during my time here, and that they have given me extra aid when my financial circumstances changed.</p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/16673-brenna-ketchum">Brenna Ketchum BA ’23</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Fort Collins, Colorado</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> 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> My financial aid award was a significant part of my decision. Without the generous aid, I would not have been able to attend Lewis & Clark.</p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/20468-kryton-gackle">Kryton Gackle BA ’25</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Miles City, Montana</span></p></blockquote>
  • <blockquote><p><p> The financial aid provided from the school made L&C a definite yes. As an international student, being able to rely on so much support made the process so much easier.</p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/17735-kenan-imamovic">Kenan Imamovic BA ’25</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina</span></p></blockquote>
  • <blockquote><p><p> The financial aid package provided by Lewis & Clark made it so that not only I could attend a college in general, but that I would be able to attend my dream college! The scholarship I received changed everything and set me on a new path.</p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/20424-ashtyn-aponte">Ashtyn Aponte BA ’26</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Milwaukie, 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>

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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