Fort Lewis Colleges does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political beliefs, or veteran status. Accordingly, equal opportunity for employment, admission, and education shall be extended to all persons.  The College shall promote equal opportunity, equal treatment, and affirmative action efforts to increase the diversity of students, faculty, and staff.  Inquiries may be referred to Haeryon Kim, Coordinator for Equal Opportunity, 970-382-6977; or to the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 1244 Speer Boulevard, Suite 310, Denver, Colorado 80204, 303-844-5695.

 

INTRODUCTION

The Federal Government's general philosophy toward financial aid is:

1) "To the extent that they are able, parents should and will pay for the education of their children;

2) Students also have an obligation to assume responsibility for a reasonable portion of their educational expenses; and

3) The family's financial circumstances should be evaluated in a consistent and equitable manner at the same time recognizing that special circumstances can and do alter a family's ability to contribute to the student's education."

These principles are integrated into our financial aid rules, policies and procedures.

The Office of Financial Aid at Fort Lewis College will determine if you qualify for need-based financial aid.  If you do not, we help you find other resources to meet your educational expenses.  We offer a combination of grants, loans, scholarships and work-study. 

This guide will help you complete the financial aid application process.  Early planning and timely communication are imperative.