Funding Graduate School
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.
Graduate students may be eligible for various scholarships, assistant positions, fellowships, and grants programs. Click here for more information about your program’s scholarship offerings.
Tuition and Fees 2013-2014
The graduate school charges students per credit hour. We have three pricing structures: on-campus degree applicable (500, 700 level), off-campus degree applicable (600 level), and continuing education (800 level) courses.
500, 700 level courses: $804 per credit
600 level courses: $704 per credit
800 level courses: $350 per credit
To determine your tuition multiply the number of credits each semester of your program by the cost per credit. Some courses have associated fees. A complete list of tuition rates, fees, and the refund policy can be found by going to Student and Departmental Account Services. (There is no in-state or out-of-state tuition rate.)
The federal government offers loan forgiveness programs for individuals in the teaching, public service, and health fields.
Below are links to information about various loan programs, sample award packages, the financial aid process, and tuition payment plans.
Budget Planning 2013-2014
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:
Room and board (rent, utilities, and groceries): $1,400.00 per month
Transportation (insurance, gas, maintenance): $325.00 per month
Personal discretionary spending: $475.00 per month
Books and supplies: $525.00 per semester
Health Insurance: $934.00 per semester