Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Lewis Clark State College tuition is $6,618 per year for in-state residents. This is 8% cheaper than the national average public four year tuition of $7,203. The cost is 49% cheaper than the average Idaho tuition of $12,894 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 5th in Idaho amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 9th most expensive 4 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $19,236 which represents a 191% premium.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $6,750 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Lewiston should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,650.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $2,200 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $2,200 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state Idaho residents to go to Lewis-Clark State College is $17,218 for the 2018/2019 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have Idaho residence can expect a one year cost of $29,836.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2018-2019 and 2017-2018 IPEDS survey response for Lewis Clark State College and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for Lewis Clark State College
Estimated Budgets
Idaho Resident Total Budget $17,218
   In-State Tuition$6,618
   Other Fees$0
   Room and Board$6,750
   On-Campus Other Budget$2,200
   Books and Supplies$1,650
Non-Resident Total Budget $29,836
   Out-of-State Tuition$19,236
   Other Fees$0
   Room and Board$6,750
   On-Campus Other Budget$2,200
   Books and Supplies$1,650


What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $17,218 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported Lewis-Clark State College net price for in-state students is $11,482* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

84% of Lewis Clark State College students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $5,579. 46 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $3,948. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Lewis Clark State College, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Lewis Clark State College
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$11,482*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid84%
Average Total Grant Aid$5,579
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants46%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$3,948

Average Net Price for In-State Students by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$9,907
$30,001 to $48,000$10,629
$48,001 to $75,000$11,900
$75,001 to $110,000$12,647

Average Financial Aid Mix - $17,218 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $17,218. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 37% - $5,579

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, Lewis Clark State College or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 31% - $4,692

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 32% -  $4,747

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Cost of a Degree

When considering ability to pay for college, the annual cost is often discussed but it's the "all in" multi-year degree cost which matters in the end. Let's take a look at what it could really cost for four years at Lewis Clark State College.

Estimated 4 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 4 year bachelor's degree at Lewis-Clark State College is $68,872 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $12,094 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $48,376**

If you end up on the "five year plan" and need an additional year to graduate, your five year cost could be as high as $86,090 or $60,470 using an average net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Estimated Cost Per Semester

Most colleges don't charge students on an annual basis but instead require payment semester by semester. If you ever need to take an additional semester of classes to complete you degree you shouldn't have to pay for a full academic year. These our estimated costs for a semester at Lewis Clark State College.

Idaho Resident Tuition Per Semester$3,309
Idaho Resident Total Cost Per Semester$8,609
Non-Idaho Resident Tuition Per Semester$9,618
Non-Idaho Resident Total Cost Per Semester$14,918

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at Lewis Clark State College are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at Lewis Clark State College
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$338
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$1,014
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$1,352


Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 59% of Lewis Clark State College students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $4,692. The reported average student debt upon graduation is $20,021.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Lewis Clark State College? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $48,376, 100% of the estimated average net price for a four year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $60,023.52. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Lewis Clark State College. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 84% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $12,094. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Lewis Clark State College student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

Lewis Clark State College Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$500.20
Amount Borrowed$48,376.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$11,647.52
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$60,023.52

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend Lewis-Clark State College? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending Lewis Clark State College, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $60,023.52 would be needed to afford a $500.20 monthly payment in the example $48,376.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to Lewis Clark State College in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $4,338 to $6,618. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 10.5%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 4 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 4 year cost of $68,872.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for Lewis Clark State College.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2025$23,679$94,715
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2030$30,221$120,883
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2035 $38,570$154,281
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2038 $44,650$178,599

Tuition History

What was tuition at Lewis-Clark State College five, ten, fifteen or twenty years ago? Hop into our time machine and take a look. Pay attention to how aggressive the school has been with price increases in the past as it provides indication as to how the school may raise tuition in the next few years. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1987 follows.

YearIn-StateOut-of-stateAnnual Increase
2012$4,144$13,676 9.2%
2011$3,794$12,702 -17.4%
2010$4,596$12,786 7%
2009$4,296$11,950 5%
2008$4,092$11,382 5%
2007$3,897$10,841 4.9%
2006$3,714$10,266 9.5%
2005$3,392$9,632 8.5%
2004$3,126$9,124 9.6%
2003$2,852$8,562 11.8%
2002$2,550$7,988 8.1%
2001$2,360$7,798 7.1%
2000$2,204$7,476 7.8%
1999$2,044$7,322 9.4%
1998$1,868$6,830 14.9%
1997$1,626$6,352 10%
1996$1,478$6,000 4.7%
1995$1,412$5,120 7%
1994$1,320$4,240 5.8%
1993$1,248$3,580 5.1%
1992$1,188$3,224 6.1%
1991$1,120$3,020 7.7%
1990$1,040$1,470 0%
1989$1,040$2,940 3.2%

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Lewis Clark State College to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's Degree 77 17% cheaper
Social Work Bachelor's Degree 44 17% cheaper
Elementary Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 38 16% cheaper
Management Science Bachelor's Degree 23 28% cheaper
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Bachelor's Degree 20 12% cheaper
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 17 26% cheaper
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Associate's Degree 16 34% costlier
Accounting and Business/Management Bachelor's Degree 15 28% costlier
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training Associate's Degree 13 47% costlier
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management Bachelor's Degree 12 21% cheaper
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist Associate's Degree 12 50% costlier
Speech Communication and Rhetoric Bachelor's Degree 11 25% cheaper
General Studies Bachelor's Degree 11 12% cheaper
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications Associate's Degree 10 58% costlier
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 10 26% cheaper
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer Associate's Degree 9 53% costlier
Business Administration and Management, General Associate's Degree 9 38% costlier
Child Care and Support Services Management Associate's Degree 8 64% costlier
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree 8 29% cheaper
Kinesiology and Exercise Science Bachelor's Degree 8 22% cheaper
Medical/Clinical Assistant Associate's Degree 7 47% costlier
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design Associate's Degree 7 48% costlier
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 6 63% costlier
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 6 66% costlier
Graphic Communications, General Associate's Degree 6 69% costlier
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 6 65% costlier
Human/Medical Genetics Bachelor's Degree 6 37% cheaper
Hospitality Administration/Management, Other Associate's Degree 5 62% costlier
Social Science Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 5 6% cheaper
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other Bachelor's Degree 4 36% cheaper
Natural Sciences Associate's Degree 4 36% costlier
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping Associate's Degree 4 53% costlier
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other Bachelor's Degree 4 17% cheaper
English/Language Arts Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 4 15% cheaper
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Associate's Degree 4 53% costlier
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 3 70% costlier
Environmental Biology Bachelor's Degree 3 33% cheaper
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General Associate's Degree 3 59% costlier
Behavioral Sciences Associate's Degree 3 57% costlier
Hospitality Administration/Management, General Bachelor's Degree 3 17% cheaper
Health Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 3 15% cheaper
Social Sciences, Other Bachelor's Degree 3 37% cheaper
Business/Corporate Communications Bachelor's Degree 3 26% cheaper
Engineering, General Associate's Degree 2 59% costlier
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other Associate's Degree 2 29% costlier
Civil Drafting and Civil Engineering CAD/CADD Associate's Degree 2 64% costlier
Welding Technology/Welder Associate's Degree 2 63% costlier
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 2 28% cheaper
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 2 62% costlier
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 2 67% costlier
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 2 28% cheaper
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD Associate's Degree 2 58% costlier
Legal Assistant/Paralegal Associate's Degree 1 47% costlier
Information Science/Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 24% cheaper
Geology/Earth Science, General Bachelor's Degree 1 28% cheaper
Mathematics Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 1 16% cheaper
Teacher Assistant/Aide Associate's Degree 1 59% costlier
Fire Science/Fire-fighting Associate's Degree 1 63% costlier
Social Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 1 22% cheaper
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 1 27% cheaper


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About Lewis Clark State College

Lewis Clark State College is a four year public college located in Lewiston, Idaho.  Full time enrollment is 2,209 and part time is 1,475. Learn more about getting accepted at Lewis Clark State College at CollegeSimply.

Only undergraduate degrees are offered at this school.

Lewis Clark State College
500 8th Ave
Lewiston, Idaho

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Lewis Clark State College is a public not for profit institution. Public schools often represent the best value for your education dollar, especially when students qualify for in-state tuition.

Lewis Clark State College cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=142328 IPEDS survey data.