Dates, Costs, and Housing


AES is accepting applications for spring semester, 2023. If applying from overseas, we recommend applying no later than two months prior to arrival in the U.S. to provide time for obtaining a visa. Check the U.S. Embassy website for your country on wait times for visa appointments.

Students must be vaccinated (Covid and MMR) to attend. Lewis & Clark accepts all Covid vaccines approved by WHO.

Term AY 22-23 Placement Test and Orientation* First Day of Class Last Day of Exams
Fall 2022 August 23 August 29 December 14
Spring 2023 January 17 January 18 May 4
Summer I 2023  May 15 May 15 June 23
Summer II 2023 June 26 June 26 August 4

Note: We encourage everyone to apply early. If applying from overseas, we recommend at least two months prior to arrival in the U.S. to provide time for obtaining a visa.




Charges per semester
(16 weeks fall and spring, 12 weeks summer)

AES Tuition Spring 2023 $7,628 (12-week summer session ’23 - $7,972)
Student Body Fee $180 (fall and spring only)
Student Health & Wellness Fee $37 (fall and spring only)
Books Estimated $125-250 per session, payable to the Lewis & Clark Bookstore
Health Insurance (fall/spring)* $1860.50* (waived with proof of comparable insurance)
Late Testing Fee $125 (as needed)

There is no application fee. We require students take an iTEP test for pre-placement purposes.

*health insurance - summer sessions students may find comparable short-term policies much less expensive.

Application information

4-week summer programs: English for Academic and Professional Purposes (EAPP) 

*Short Programs Summer 2023 tuition contact us about short program dates and tuition

Participants may join 4 weeks for short study sessions only. These short programs are non-credit.

More Information on Undergraduate (BA/BS) program charges.

How to pay

Students are sent an email when an invoice is made available to view in the Student Account Center portal.  There are several different ways to pay your tuition and housing charges.  Click here for detailed information on how to pay.

Housing Information

What are my housing choices?

There are several great housing options for AES students:

  • On Campus. Many AES students live on campus with American undergraduates. The residence hall rooms all have wireless network access and all halls have lounges, free laundry facilities and kitchens.  Meal plans are required in the fall and spring.  Forms for requesting on-campus housing and costs are online, or you can send a request to the AES office at

    Meal plans are required for all students living on campus in the fall and spring.  Our food service provider takes special care to offer students a wide variety of entree items (including halal, vegetarian, and vegan options) plus unlimited salad, dessert, and beverage bars.  You may choose from among five meal plans, and three of them include flex points.  Flex points are a dollar value placed on your student ID card which you can use like a declining balance.

    Charges for meal plans are listed on this page

  • Off Campus. AES students may also rent a house or apartment off-campus.  Rooms in a shared housing situation can start at $600 per month.  A studio or one-bedroom apartment can start at $1,200, three-bedrooms can start at $1,700.  Some single rooms are furnished; most apartments are not furnished.  Utilities may be a separate charge. The AES office has prepared a list of local apartment to get you started with your search.
  • Homestays.  At this time, AES does not have information on homestays. Please try a web search for possible homestays in the area. Contact us and we can try to connect you with former students who lived in homestays.

Wherever you live, it’s good to know that the Lewis & Clark campus is located in a quiet residential neighborhood in Portland, Oregon.  


Housing rates in summer are approximately $190 per week for summer 2023.  Click here for more information about summer housing.