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Cost & Financing

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Fort Lewis College graduates in 2010 carried the lowest debt load of any college in Colorado, according to a nation-wide study of student indebtedness. That makes us one of the most affordable colleges in Colorado! The low student debt comes from our efforts to keep tuition affordable and scholarship and financial aid offerings accessible. We believe that the cost of college should not keep you from pursuing your dreams. Our Office of Financial Aid will help you identify and apply for financial aid and find alternative assistance.

Estimated Cost of Attendance for 2014-15*

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Scholarships & Financial Aid

Fort Lewis College keeps education accessible through affordable tuition rates, by making scholarship and financial aid offerings available, and assisting students in figuring out how to best finance their education.

  • Tuition scholarships are annual awards valued up to $12,000 for academically qualified students. (Tuition scholarships are determined at the time of admission. Once determined, the award amount is frozen and will not be adjusted if new transcripts or test scores are submitted.)
  • Institutional tuition scholarships of $6,975,035 were distributed for the 2011-12 school year – up more than 300 percent from the 2006-07 academic year.

To apply for financial aid, fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). FLC's FAFSA code is 001353. You will be considered for all federal, state and institutional aid; including grants, loans, and work-study employment unless you indicate that you are NOT interested in loans and/or work-study on your FAFSA application.

In-state residents also need to apply for the College Opportunity Fund (COF) to get their in-state tuition rate.

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Freshman Tuition Scholarship Scale*
In-State Students: 2013-14

Index Scale Early Action Regular Decision
133-146 $4,000 $3,500
122-132 $3,500 $3,000
117-121 $3,000 $2,500
112-116 $2,500 $2,000
102-111 $2,000 $1,500
95-101 $1,000 $500

Freshman Tuition Scholarship Scale*
Out-of-State and International Students: 2013-14

Index Scale Early Action Regular Decision
133-146 $9,000 $8,000
122-132 $8,500 $7,500
117-121 $8,000 $7,000
112-116 $7,500 $6,500
102-111 $6,000 $5,000
95-101 $4,000 $3,000

*View tuition scholarships for transfer students

Application Deadlines

Early Action and Regular Decision options for the Fall Semester allow you to choose the deadline that works best for you, however, Fort Lewis encourages you to use our Early Action date. Note: The admission criteria and application review procedures are the same for both application options. Please note that Spring Semester applicants are only eligible for the Regular Decision scholarship levels. There are no Early Action scholarship awards for the Spring Semester.

Fall 2013
Regular Decision
August 15, 2013 Within 2 weeks of
application submission
Winter 2014 December 15, 2013 Within 2 weeks of
application submission
Fall 2014
Early Action
January 15, 2014 February 15, 2014
Summer 2014 April 15, 2014 Within 2 weeks of
application submission
Fall 2014
Regular Decision
August 15, 2014 Within 2 weeks of
application submission
Spring 2015
December 15, 2014 Within 2 weeks of
application submission

† A completed application refers to an application that is not missing any of the required application materials listed at the top of this page.

Transfer Tuition Scholarship: 2013-14

Award Name Cumulative
GPA required
Annual amount
of award
Baccalaureate Bound 3.5-4.0 $2,000 in-state
$3,000 out-of-state
Baccalaureate Bound 3.0-3.49 $1,000 in-state
$2,000 out-of-state

Native American Tuition Waiver

The Native American Tuition Waiver is a program at Fort Lewis College that will cover the cost of tuition for Native American students who meet the admission requirements and who are a member of a federally recognized tribe. The student is responsible for room, board, books and fees.

To apply for the NATW, students should send in the Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB) when they send in their admission application. Native American students are still encouraged to fill out the FAFSA to cover other costs. Learn more about the tuition waiver.