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.

  • 71% 

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

  • 200,000 

    Students at the Graduate School provide approximately 200,000 hours of service in K-12 schools and mental health agencies throughout the year.

  • 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+.

Costs 2024–25

  • 500 and 700 level courses (on-campus courses) are $1,100 per semester hour.
  • 600 level courses (off-campus courses) are $1,000 per semester hour.
  • Books (estimate): $625/semester
  • Rent, utilities, and food (estimate): $639/week
  • Transportation and personal expenses (estimate): $210/week

Applying for Financial Aid

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

Lewis & Clark Federal School Code



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


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.

Sample Offers

These sample financial aid offers for first-year graduate students are for informational purposes only.


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.