• <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>
  • <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/650/92491_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/650/92488_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>

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

Undergraduate Aid Make a Payment

 Graduate Student Aid Law Student Aid

  • <blockquote><p><p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The generous merit aid package that L&C offered me made me feel like the college was prepared to invest in me. So I try to make good on that investment by engaging with my classes and organizing student projects.</span></p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/14674-mateo-kaiser">Mateo Kaiser BA ’23</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Mountain View, California</span></p></blockquote>
  • <blockquote><p><p> The financial aid package I received greatly influenced my decision to go to Lewis & Clark. Without it, I wouldn’t have the opportunities I have today.</p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/20470-ainsley-rios">Ainsley Rios BA ’27</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Hillsboro, Oregon</span></p></blockquote>
  • <blockquote><p><p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Lewis & Clark provided me with a substantial financial aid package, which made the decision to attend this school easier.</span></p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/16644-annabelle-rousseau">Annabelle Rousseau BA ’23</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Modesto, California</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 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> I was able to attend L&C thanks to my financial aid package.</p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/17729-luz-vazquez">Luz Vazquez BA ’25</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">San Francisco, California</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> 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><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> The financial aid package offered by the college played a significant role in my decision, and Lewis & Clark was among the most generous schools in this regard.</p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/17730-hashim-salman">Hashim Salman BA ’25</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Amman, Jordan</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> 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> 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 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> 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.

  • 99% 

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

  • 97% 

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

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