Listed below is the cost of attendance budgets for 2021-22 at Fort Lewis College for undergraduate and graduate students. The tuition and fee amounts are based on a student taking 30 credit hours (15 credits per Fall/Spring terms). Room and board and other figures are averages and may not reflect a student’s circumstances. Other cost of attendance expenses, like books, transportation, etc., are costs that a student needs to plan for, but they are not billed by the college.


Undergraduate in-state

Colorado Student
Living On Campus
Term Year
Tuition $3,528 $7,056
Fees $974 $1,948
Room $3,344 $6,688
Board $2,662 $5,324
Books/Supplies $620 $1,240
Transportation $1,153 $2,306
Personal/Misc. $660 $1,320
Federal Loan Fees $44 $88
  $12,985 $25,970
Colorado Student
Living Off Campus
Term Year
Tuition $3,528 $7,056
Fees $974 $1,1948
Room $3,248 $6,496
Board $2,016 $4,032
Books/Supplies $620 $1,240
Transportation $1,153 $2,306
Personal/Misc. $660 $1,320
Federal Loan Fees $44 $88
  $12,243 $24,486
Colorado Student
Living At Home
Term Year
Tuition $3,528 $7,056
Fees $974 $1,948
Room $980 $1,960
Board $1,156 $2,312
Books/Supplies $620 $1,240
Transportation $740 $1,480
Personal/Misc. $592 $1,184
Federal Loan Fees $44 $88
  $8,634 $17,268

Undergraduate out-of-state

Out Of State Student
Living On Campus
Term Year
Tuition $8,856 $17,712
Fees $974 $1,948
Room $3,344 $6,688
Board $2,662 $5,324
Books/Supplies $620 $1,240
Transportation $1,295 $2,590
Personal/Misc. $660 $1,320
Federal Loan Fees $44 $88
  $18,455 $36,910
Out Of State Student
Living Off Campus
Term Year
Tuition $8,856 $17,712
Fees $974 $1,948
Room $3,248 $6,496
Board $2,016 $4,032
Books/Supplies $620 $1,240
Transportation $1,294 $2,590
Personal/Misc. $660 $1,320
Federal Loan Fees $44 $88
  $17,713 $35,426
Out of State Student
Living At Home
Term Year
Tuition $8,856 $17,712
Fees $974 $1,948
Room $980 $1,960
Board $1,156 $2,312
Books/Supplies $620 $1,240
Transportation $740 $1,480
Personal/Misc. $592 $1,184
Federal Loan Fees $44 $88
  $13,962 $27,924

Graduate in-state

Colorado Student
Living Off-Campus
Term Year
Tuition $3,375 $6,750
Fees $585 $1,170
Room $3,248 $6,496
Board $2,016 $4,032
Books/Supplies $800 $1,600
Transportation $1,153 $2,306
Personal/Misc. $660 $1,320
Federal Loan Fees $70 $140
  $11,907 $23,814

Graduate out-of-state

Out of State Student
Living Off-Campus
Term Year
Tuition $3,375 $6,750
Fees $585 $1,170
Room $3,248 $6,496
Board $2,016 $4,032
Books/Supplies $800 $1,600
Transportation $1,295 $2,590
Personal/Misc. $660 $1,320
Federal Loan Fees $70 $140
  $12,049 $24,098

Estimated Family Contribution (EFC)

When a student completes the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) the Federal methodology formula is used to determine a student’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The EFC represents the amount the family is expected to contribute to the student’s education. For additional information on how the Department of Education determines a student’s EFC go to the  Federal Student Aid website.

Determining Financial Need

To receive many types of federal, state, and private financial aid, a student must have financial need. Financial need is determined by evaluating your family’s ability to pay for educational costs. This process is commonly referred to as a need analysis and is completed after the Financial Aid Office has received the results of your FAFSA containing a valid EFC. If the need analysis shows that the cost of attendance exceeds the amount you (and your parents if a dependent) can contribute (EFC), you will have demonstrated “Financial Need”, which will allow the Financial Aid Office to award you need-based and non-need-based aid.

Calculating Your Financial Need

   Cost of Attendance (COA)
– Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
= Financial Need

Need-based aid is financial aid that you can receive if you have financial need and meet other eligibility criteria. You can’t receive more need-based aid than the amount of your financial need. The following are examples of federal need-based student aid programs:

The following are examples of federal non-need-based student aid programs: