Dates, Costs, and Housing


Spring Semester 2021: AES classes will be offered in person on campus AND available remotely through online meeting platforms. Apply to take classes on our campus OR start virtually with our online meetings. Campus Health Protocol in Response to Covid-19

Term Placement Test and Orientation* First Day of Class Last Day of Exams
Spring 2021
January 14* January 19 May 6
Summer I 2021 May 14* May 17 June 11
Summer II 2021** June 11* June 14 July 9
Summer III 2021** July 9* July 12 August 5
Fall 2021 August 23 August 30 December 15

Note:  We do not have an application deadline, however we encourage everyone to apply early.

 *Students who do not arrive on the first day for the placement test and orientation will be charged a late testing fee of $125.

**Acceptance into the AES program during summer session II and III is only offered to new incoming students. Continuing students must register for all three summer sessions (equivalent to one semester/level). 



Charges per semester

(16 weeks fall and spring, 12 weeks summer)

AES Tuition Fall/Spring 2020 $7,275
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 $1,678.50 (waived with proof of comparable insurance)
Summer 2021 tuition To be announced
Late Testing Fee $125 (as needed)
Note:  There is no application fee. Students submit scores from the Duolingo English(DET) for pre-placement purposes.

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 $1,000, three-bedrooms can start at $1,500.  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.  A homestay is a unique opportunity to practice English, learn about U.S. culture and family life and share your own culture. If you are interested in living with a host family, contact ANDEO.  ANDEO is a nonprofit organization that finds American homes for international students.   An ANDEO homestay includes a  private room, all meals, easy access to public transportation, airport pickup from Portland International Airport, orientation materials and support from ANDEO staff.  

Wherever you live, it’s good to know that the Lewis & Clark campus is located in a quiet residential neighborhood in Portland, Oregon.  According to statistics released by the FBI, crime in Portland continues to be low. Forbes and Travel & Leisure have ranked Portland as one of the safest cities in the USA. 


Housing rates in summer are — per week for summer 2020.  Click here for more information about summer housing.