Sample Graduate School Financial Aid Offers

for incoming graduate students

Financial aid offers are prepared based on a student’s program of study and the typical enrollment pattern in that degree program. They are designed to provide resources for tuition as well as modest allowances for living expenses, books, transportation, personal expenses, and loan fees. These allowances are based on the length of the student’s enrollment during the academic year (specifically, the number of weeks or number of semesters of enrollment).

A FAFSA is required to be considered for federal financial aid and students must reapply annually.

The sample offers shown below are for informational purposes only and they are typical for first-year graduate students in the 2023-24 academic year when tuition is $1,063 per credit. (Students should expect a minimal tuition increase every Summer semester when the new academic year begins.) Please note that receipt of Lewis & Clark scholarships or external resources will result in a dollar-for-dollar decrease in federal student loan eligibility.

* The Federal Direct Grad PLUS Loan is a credit-qualified loan. Students must meet the credit-qualification standards or apply with a credit-worthy endorser in order to receive the loan. The amount included on the financial aid offer is the maximum a student may borrow should they apply for the loan and be approved.