Financial Aid Information

A private education is often more affordable than you think, and earning an advanced degree is an investment in your future. Our financial aid program creates solutions to serve students from diverse economic backgrounds.

  • 99% 

    99 percent of fall 2021 incoming JD students at the Law School received scholarships or grants.

  • #1 

    Lewis & Clark Law’s environmental law program is number one in the nation for 2022, according to U.S. News.

  • My educational pursuits would not have been possible without the generous scholarships I received.

    Yesenia Carrillo JD ’24

Costs 2024–25

  • Full-time (day) division tuition for the JD program: $29,535/semester
  • Part-time (evening) division tuition for the JD program: $22,144/semester
  • LLM and MSL programs tuition
  • Books (estimate): $800/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

Scholarships and Awards

These awards do not require repayment upon graduation.

Federal Work-Study

Earn money to help pay for your education while gaining legal work experience. These awards are need-based and recipients must have completed their first year of law school.

External Scholarships

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

Sample Offers

These sample financial aid offers for first-year JD 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.

Bar Study Loans

These are credit-qualified private loans intended to help cover expenses incurred after graduation while a student prepares for the bar exam.