Lewis & Clark College seeks to be a community that is culturally, economically, socially and geographically diverse. A help achieve this goal, the College offers support to students who would not otherwise have the resources to enroll. In addition to merit scholarships, international students may be eligible to receive need-based financial aid. Funds are limited. No “full cost” financial aid awards are available. (The only exception to this policy is for applicants from United World Colleges).
Students must be applicants to the College before financial aid applications are considered. Financial Aid forms should be submitted along with the application for admission.
It is important for students to understand the circumstances concerning financial aid. Financial aid funds for international students at most U.S. colleges and universities are scarce. While Lewis & Clark prides itself on international diversity and a strong international student body, we too are faced with the task of managing a limited financial aid budget.
Students who are granted financial aid (which can only be applied towards tuition/fees) are still required to provide funds for room, board, books, vacations, and personal expenses as well as some of their tuition. Tuition and fees for the 2021-2022 academic year are $57,404; room and board is $13,946; health insurance, which is mandatory unless you already have coverage, is $3,357; and, books, transportation, and personal expenses are estimated at $3,402. Thus, the total expenses are: $78,109. Financial aid awards vary based on the applicant’s eligibility for merit scholarships, but students and their families are generally expected to contribute a minimum of $25,000 to $35,000 per year toward the total cost of attending Lewis & Clark. Please be advised that we do not award full financial aid awards. (The only exception to the policy is for applicants from United World Colleges).
The deadlines for financial aid applications are as follows:
November 1 for Early Decision, Early Action, and Spring Applicants
January 15 for Regular Decision Applicants
February 1 for Continuing Students
Though students may apply for financial aid awards at any time during the year, funds are rarely available after decisions are made in April.
International students are eligible for merit-based scholarships. These scholarships include the Trustee, President, Dean, and Faculty scholarships. All applicants are automatically considered for these scholarships. Lewis & Clark does not award athletic scholarships. A number of named scholarships are designated for international students only.
For more information on how we determine financial aid awards, see our financial aid fact sheet.
Applicants for financial aid are required to submit the following:
- A completed financial aid application. Lewis & Clark accepts the College Board’s International Student Financial Aid Application.
- Official documents from employers, banks, and tax office to support information provided in the financial aid application.
Please note: we cannot accept the CSS Profile in place of the International Student Financial Aid Application.
You may submit the financial aid documents by mail, email, or by uploading them to your Pioneer Portal.
Lewis & Clark College
Office of Admissions
615 South Palatine Hill Road
Portland, Oregon 97219-7899