Tuition and Costs


Tuition and Fees 2021-2022

The graduate school charges tuition by the credit hour. We have three pricing structures:

Credit Type Level Cost
On-campus degree applicable 500, 700 level $995 per credit hour
Off-campus degree applicable 600 level $895 per credit hour
Continuing education 800 level contact for rates

Lewis & Clark is a private college. We do not have in-state or out-of-state tuition rates. Use the PDF below to see estimates of total tuition cost by program.

2021-2022 Estimated Tuition Costs (PDF)

The figures on this reference sheet are estimated based on the number of credits required for the program and the current tuition rate. Students should expect a minimal increase to the tuition rate each year. The list includes select graduate programs from all three of our academic departments: Counseling, Therapy, and School Psychology; Educational Leadership; and Teacher Education.

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

Planning Your Budget

In addition to tuition and fees, you should plan for additional costs such as living expenses, books, and transportation 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:       

Category Estimated Cost
Room and board (rent, utilities, groceries) $1,750 per month
Transportation (car insurance, gas, maintenance) $500 per month
Personal discretionary spending $550 per month
Books and supplies $625 per semester
Health insurance (not required for graduate students)* $2,258.50 per semester
Additional costs** $500 - $1,000


* Health insurance is optional. However, international students are required to show proof of insurance or enroll in the Lewis & Clark health insurance program.

** Students enrolled in K-12 education programs will incur additional costs such as background checks, required tests, license applications, job fair registration, EdTPA registration. Students enrolled in Counseling, Therapy, and School Psychology programs may also have additional costs for background checks and testing. Be sure to plan ahead so funds are available when they are needed!