Financial Aid Application Process

for incoming graduate students in Master’s & Doctoral degree programs

  1. Apply for admission to the graduate program of your choice. Only students who are admitted to Lewis & Clark will be offered financial aid.
  2. Complete the 2024-25 FAFSA by February 15.
    • Application opens by January 1.
    • For summer 2024, fall 2024, or spring 2025, file the 2024-25 FAFSA.
    • Our federal school code is 003197.
  3. Students enrolling in the following programs must also complete a 2024-25 Graduate Academic Plan:

Curriculum and Instruction
Special Education
Educational Administration

IMPORTANT: If you miss the priority deadline of February 15, you can still apply for financial assistance. Complete the application materials as soon as possible. Late applications will be reviewed in the order they were received and offered aid based on funding availability.

After the forms are filed

Once you are admitted to Lewis & Clark and we receive your FAFSA information, we will review your application for financial aid. If you are selected for verification or we request additional information from you at this time, please provide it as soon as possible so that we may continue evaluating your aid application.

After we have prepared your financial aid award, it will be released to you through WebAdvisor. Take a look at some sample financial aid offers for an idea of what you can expect. You will be asked to review the Financial Aid Guide that accompanies the Award Notification, and follow the steps outlined to request your student loans.

The enrollment deposit must be paid and loan processing completed before we can process your federal student loans.

Students borrowing federal student loans must enroll in at least 3 credits each semester.

Further Information

Federal Student Aid Information Center | 1-800-433-3243