Understanding Your Award

for graduate students

Once we have reviewed the data provided on your FAFSA and any other required documentation, we will prepare your financial aid award. The financial aid award notification gives information about the source and amount of financial aid funds that a student is eligible to receive.

Next Steps: Incoming Students

  1. View your award on the Application Status Page.

  2. Read the Financial Aid Guide.

  3. Secure the Aid You Were Offered.

Next Steps: Continuing Students 

  1. View Your Award using Self-Service 

    • Log into WebAdvisor and click on the Self-Service link under Financial Aid.
    • On the Self-Service homepage, select Financial Aid and then My Awards.
  2.  Read the Financial Aid Guide.

  3. Secure the Aid You Were Offered.

Student Loans

Loans are a type of financial aid that must be repaid. The Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan and the Federal Direct Grad PLUS Loan are available regardless of whether or not you demonstrate financial need. To be considered for these loans you must have a current and valid FAFSA on file. The Grad PLUS Loan also requires a separate application involving a credit check.

Cost of Attendance Budget

The Cost of Attendance budget used to determine your eligibility for financial aid includes both direct and indirect costs. Direct costs are items that will be charged to your Lewis & Clark student account, such as tuition and fees. Indirect costs are estimated expenses that you may have, but are not charged to your student account, such as housing, food, books/supplies, personal, and transportation expenses.