Set up a Nelnet:TMS Payment Plan, apply for the Parent PLUS Loan, and/or
apply for a private student loan to cover remaining costs, if needed.
Review payment due dates and payment methods. Settle your account balance.
Submit an authorization form if you wish to give your parent(s), other family,
and/or other third party access to your financial aid records per FERPA.
Lewis & Clark College | Financial Aid Checklist
Incoming Undergraduate Students 2021—22
Review your financial aid award in the
Pioneer Portal.
Calculate your estimated out-of-pocket costs
after financial aid is applied using the
Direct Cost Estimator Tool.
Pay your enrollment deposit by May 1*.
* January 15, 2021 for Early Decision.
Pro Tip! Keep your school email inbox
organized and frequently check for important
messages from the Financial Aid Oce.
Research priority deadlines for applications.
Review timeline and financial aid guide.
Submit the 2021-2022 FAFSA* as soon as
possible (available beginning
October 1).
* Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool in the FAFSA
for faster processing!
Apply for external scholarships.
Check your Pioneer Portal for any
outstanding requirements and missing
documents. (If you were selected for
verification, visit our website for instructions.)
Pro Tip! Make sure that your social
security number is on file with Admissions.
Once you pay your enrollment deposit and create a Lewis & Clark email address,
you will be granted access to WebAdvisor with a link to your Self-Service account.
Accept or decline your loans(s) and/or work-study by July 1 in
Self-Service. (Scholarships and grants are automatically accepted.)
If you accept federal loan(s), complete the Entrance Counseling and sign
the Master Promissory Note to process loans as a first-time borrower.
*Note* Federal grants and loans do not disburse until approximately one week
before the semester begins.
Pro Tip! Merit-based scholarships are renewable each year as long as
you maintain satisfactory academic progress.
Don’t forget!
Report external scholarships
as you are notified of them.
Reapply for financial aid
each academic year by filing
a FAFSA renewal.
Already have health
insurance under a parent’s
policy? Waive LC student
health insurance in July.
Sign up for CashCourse to
take charge of your money!
Contact Us
email | fao@lclark.edu phone | 503-768-7090
Submit Documents
secure upload | Pioneer Portal
fax | 503-768-7074 in person | Lower Templeton
mail | Lewis & Clark College
Financial Aid Oce
615 S Palatine Hill Rd. MSC 56
Portland, OR 97219