Affordability at Fort Lewis College

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Money Matters to us, too. That’s why we work to keep tuition affordable, and our scholarship and financial aid offerings accessible.

Eight ways we help you keep college affordable:

  • Save $1,386 by taking 15 credits per semester, since 12 - 18 credits are billed at the cost of 12 credits.
  • Save $3,500 with the Finish in Four! program by earning a scholarship for working to graduate on time.
  • Save up to $36,000 through merit scholarships with four-year values ranging from $20,000 for in-state students to $36,000 for out-of-state students.
  • Save nearly $40,000 for qualified New Mexico residents through the New Mexico Reciprocal Scholarship.
  • Free tuition for qualifying Native American students.
  • Employment Opportunities on-campus and in the community, allowing students to finance their education and build their resumes.
  • College Opportunity Fund (COF) for eligible undergraduates, paying a portion of their in-state tuition.
  • A monthly payment plan can spread out students’ bills over four months each semester.

Comparative Costs

Tuition and fees-Fall 2014-15




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