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Tuition and Financial Aid

We recognize the challenge many students face in meeting the costs associated with a quality graduate education. While the primary responsibility for paying for education rests with students, we are committed to working in partnership with you to develop financial options and payment strategies that will make a graduate degree from Lewis & Clark an attainable goal. Use the links below to learn more.

  • Tuition and Fees 2016-2017
    The graduate school charges students per credit hour. We have three pricing structures:

On-campus degree applicable (500, 700 level - $879 per credit hour)
Off-campus degree applicable (600 level - $779 per credit hour)
Continuing education (800 level - $350 per credit)

Lewis & Clark is a private college. We do not have in-state or out-of-state tuition rates. Use the pdf below to see current average costs of tuition per program. (These are examples based on number of credits shown on program sequence sheets.)

2016-2017 Estimated Tuition Costs [PDF]
(Includes Educational Leadership, Counseling Psychology, School Counseling, Student Affairs Administration, Teacher Education - Preservice degree programs.)

A complete list of tuition rates, fees, and the refund policy can be found by going to Student and Departmental Account Services.

  • Budget Planning

In addition to tuition and fees, you should plan for additional costs while attending graduate school. International students may also use these costs, in addition to tuition, to estimate the amount of financial support necessary to study at the graduate school.

Estimated additional costs for 2017-2018:

Room and board (rent, utilities, groceries):     $1,750.00 per month
Transportation (insurance, gas, maintenance):     $500.00 per month
Personal discretionary spending:     $550.00 per month
Books and supplies:     $625.00 per semester
Health Insurance:     $1,576.50 per semester

You should also be aware that students incur additional costs such as background checks, tests, and possible licensing fees while enrolled.