Financial Aid Information

Your choice of an institution should not be limited by the cost of education. Our financial aid program creates solutions to serve students from diverse economic backgrounds.

200,000

The Graduate School places approximately 200 teacher candidates in local schools each year for their internships, providing roughly 200,000 hours of service to the community in the process. Most of these placements are in schools where the student population includes more than 50 percent students of color or students receiving free or reduced lunch.

3,500

Practicum students at the Graduate School have served over 3,500 clients since the Community Counseling Center opened. Roughly one quarter of those clients identify as BIPOC; one third identify as LGBTQ+.

71%

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

Costs 2022–23

  • 500 and 700 level courses (on-campus courses) are $1,025 per semester hour.
  • 600 level courses (off-campus courses) are $925 per semester hour.
  • Books (estimate): $625/semester
  • Rent, utilities, and food (estimate): $1,750/month
  • Transportation and personal expenses (estimate): $1,050/month

Applying for Financial Aid

In order to determine eligibility for federal financial aid, you must fill out the FAFSA.

Lewis & Clark Federal School Code

003197

Tools

Payment Plan

In fall and spring semesters, we offer a payment plan that allows you to split your payment into five monthly installments, for a total of ten payments.

Disbursement and Refunds

When to expect and how to plan for loan disbursements and refunds.

Budget Worksheet

This tool helps you estimate your financial aid refund or account balance due in each semester so that you can plan ahead and budget successfully throughout the year.

Secure Document Upload Portal

Secure portal to upload and send files to our office.

Types of Aid

Scholarships

These awards do not require repayment upon graduation, and are awarded by individual departments.

Federal TEACH Grant

This program provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to qualifying students who agree to serve as a full-time teacher in a high-need field at a low-income school for four years.

External Scholarships

These are scholarships or awards from an organization other than Lewis & Clark.

Loans

Federal Student Loan Programs

These loans offer some advantages:

  • Low interest rates
  • Income-driven repayment plans
  • Loan forgiveness programs

Private Loans

These loans are designed to meet costs not covered by other forms of financial aid. Students are encouraged to pursue federal student loans (if eligible) and outside scholarships before applying for private student loans.