Student Financial Services Offices

Financial Aid Office

The Office of Financial Aid works with incoming and current students to help navigate the process of applying for financial aid. Whether it is aid from federal, state, or institutional resources, our experienced staff is here to assist you in identifying and securing the aid for which you are eligible. 

Student Accounts Office

The Office of Student Accounts works with incoming and current students to help navigate such issues as balance on account, payment plan options, health insurance waivers and provides assistance with getting your account to good financial standing. Our experienced staff is here to assist you with these matters.

Tuition and Fees

Every student has unique financial situations and needs, and if you're interested in earning a Master's degree or graduate certificate, we will work with you to overcome the financial hurdles. Our counselors will be there every step of the way to provide you with guidance, answer any questions, help to determine what types of financing you're eligible for, and select the best options to fund your academic endeavors. Below are a few of the options we offer to help make your academic investment more affordable:

2022-2023 Master's Degree & Graduate Certificate Tuition

FEE DESCRIPTION                                     

COST

Graduate (all programs unless specified)

$626 per credit

Replacement ID Card

$50

Course Fees

Vary

2022-2023 Athletic Training Master's Degree Tuition

FEE DESCRIPTION                                      

COST

Athletic Training Graduate Tuition

$730 per credit

Replacement ID Card

$50

Course Fees

Vary

2022-2023 MFA In Creative Writing Degree Tuition

FEE DESCRIPTION                                      

COST

MFA Graduate Tuition

$626 per credit

5th Graduating Residency Fee

$1,252

RESIDENCY FEES

Housing for Residency Optional

  Double

$35 per night

  Single

$70 per night

Meals Optional

$306

Hospitality & Tech Fee

$225

Other Fees

Binding of Creative Thesis

$100

Books

Vary

Replacement ID Card

$50

Course Fees

Vary

Tuition includes all workshops, classes, seminars, panel discussions, one-on-one sessions with faculty mentors, and readings during the 10-day residency (which launches the semester), as well as the independent study period taken with the student’s faculty mentor for the remainder of the semester. The tuition fee for the fifth, graduating residency includes the graduation ceremony. Please see our Program Overview for more information about graduation requirements.

Housing: The residency is an integral part of each semester and takes place on the Lasell University campus. Students, even those who live nearby, may choose to live on campus during the 10-day residency. Single rooms are limited and available first to graduating and fourth-semester students. 

Meals are provided through Lasell's dining hall, and students must opt into our meal plan. Please note it is not possible to pay cash at the door or opt for anything less than three meals a day. The three-meals-a-day plan starts with breakfast on the first day of residency and ends with dinner on the last evening; a continental breakfast on the final, wrap-up morning is covered by our hospitality fee. Vegetarian meals are available.

A Hospitality & Tech Fee is charged per semester for all students and covers daily coffee & tea service, continental breakfasts on select mornings, receptions, and our student-alumni event along with campus Wi-Fi and technology info/troubleshooting sessions.

2022-2023 Master's Of Science In Medical Science Tuition

FEE DESCRIPTION

COST

MSMS Graduate Tuition

$750 per credit

Additional Fees

$3,100 per year

Replacement ID Card

$50

Course Fees

Vary

2022-2023 Bachelor Degree Completion (BSBA) Tuition

FEE DESCRIPTION

COST

Bachelor Degree Completion Tuition

$400 per credit

Comprehensive Fee

$40/ per session

Replacement ID Card

$50

Course Fees

Vary

2022-2023 Surgical Technology Certificate Tuition

FEE DESCRIPTION

COST

Surgical Technology Tuition

$640 per credit

Additional Fees

None

Replacement ID Card

$50

Course Fees

Vary

Current students can view their account detail and balance on their Student Account Center via MyLasell by selecting Pay MyBill under University Resources.

FEE DESCRIPTIONS

Tuition: Tuition is charged per credit based on registration for each session.

Replacement ID Card: A fee is charged if an ID card is lost and needs to be replaced. 

Course Fees: There are fees associated with individual courses. 

Borrowing money for school is a serious, long-term, financial obligation. We want to ensure that all borrowers learn how to handle their finances so that they are in a position to repay their loan debts after they leave Lasell University.

Please note: The Department of Education mandates that all first-time Federal Direct Student Loan and Federal Grad PLUS borrowers complete an “entrance counseling” session before receiving their loan. Loan proceeds cannot be credited to students’ accounts until they fulfill this requirement.

‍Cost Of Campus Graduate Housing

Room Type (Available)

Academic Year* 9-month (36 weeks)

Fall Rates

Regular Single

$ 9,750.00 ($1,084/month)

Large Single 

$ 10,650.00 ($1,184/month)

Extra Large Single

$ 11,550.00 ($1284/month)

Large Shared Room

$ 7,900/person ($878/month per person)

Summer Rates

Regular Single

$ 3,250.00 

Large Single

$ 3,550.00 

Extra-Large Single

$ 3,850.00

Large Shared Room

$ 2,625.00

*Rates include room only for the 2022-23 Academic Year. When space is available, rooms may be attained on a semester basis at a prorated cost.

Additional fees

  • Damage Deposit $450 (refundable)

  • Comprehensive Fee $415 per semester

  • Parking $550 per year

  • Optional Meal Plan - Rates TBD 

  • Health Insurance $3,620 

How To Make Online Payments

To make a payment - You can make a payment by logging into MyLasell, Under "University Resources" select "Pay MyBill."  You may choose to make a one-time payment, set up a payment plan, or make a payment towards an existing payment plan. Payments can be made by eCheck (at no extra cost) or credit card with a convenience fee. International students may also wire funds via Flywire. See below. 

International Students

Lasell University has partnered with Flywire to streamline the tuition payment process for our international students.  With Flywire, you can pay from any country and any bank.  You are offered excellent foreign exchange rates, allowing you to pay in your home currency (in most cases) and save a significant amount of money, as compared to traditional banks.  You will also be able to track where your payment is in the transfer process via a student dashboard and an email confirmation will be sent to you when your payment is received by the school.

Payment Options

Nelnet Campus Commerce

The Nelnet Monthly Payment Plan is a simple way for you to arrive at a manageable monthly payment. We always encourage families to pay as much as possible out-of-pocket, using loans as a last resort. However, if you do need to borrow, you can minimize loan debt by combining the Monthly Payment Plan with an education loan of your choice. By combining a Monthly Payment Plan and a loan, you can create your own individual financing plan.

Visit QuikPAY to view a plan that best suits your circumstances.

Monthly Payment Plan Options

4-Month Plan: Allows you to split payments for all courses throughout the entire term. If a student is enrolled in a Main session course or a Session 1 and Session 2 course then they may select the 4-Month Plan. A $40 enrollment fee is collected by Nelnet.
2-Month Plan: Allows you to pay for Session 1 or Session 2 courses in 2 installments. A $40 enrollment fee is collected by Nelnet.

We encourage students to complete the payment via eCheck, the fastest and most efficient payment option. eCheck is Lasell University's preferred payment method.

The Office of Student Accounts does not accept cash payments. 
If you wish to mail your payment, please return the bottom portion of the bill with your check or money order to: Lasell University, Office of Student Accounts, 1844 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, MA 02466. Please be sure to include the student name and University ID on all payments and correspondence.

Students should complete payment by the published due date to avoid late payment fees and any difficulties at check-in.
If you are having difficulties making a payment, please contact Nelnet at 888-470-6014.

Financial Aid

Graduate students who are attending a minimum of 3 credits in a term may apply for the Direct Unsubsidized Loan, Direct PLUS Loan Application for Graduate or Professional Students and/or private student loans. To apply for the Federal Loans, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and may need to complete Entrance Counseling and a PLUS MPN or MPN for Unsubsidized Loans for Graduate/Professional Students. View more information about student loans.  If some or all of the expected financial aid and loans do not appear on the statement, the student may not have completed the necessary paperwork or the award may have changed. Payment in full is still expected in the event additional paperwork is due to or in process with the Office of Financial Aid.

How to apply for financial aid

To apply for financial aid, complete these steps: 

  1. Complete the application

    Students should log in to Federal Student Aid, fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and complete any other documents required by the Office of Financial Aid.
    Please use Lasell University FASFA Code: 002158

  2. Financial Aid Agreement Form
    Please fill out this form to update us on your financial aid needs and excepted enrollment.

  3. Complete the Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note (MPN)
    The Department of Education mandates that Direct Student Loan and/or Grad PLUS borrowers must complete Entrance Counseling, MPN before disbursement of their loan. 

  • Direct Loan Entrance Counseling: Entrance Counseling helps to ensure that you understand the responsibilities and obligations you are assuming. Loan proceeds cannot be credited to your student account until you fulfill this requirement. 

  • Direct Loan Master Promissory Note: The Unsubsidized Master Promissory Note (MPN) is a legal document in which you promise to repay your federal student loan(s) and any accrued interest and fees to your lender or loan holder.  

Alternative Lending Options:

  1. Grad PLUS Loan

    The U.S. Department of Education makes Direct PLUS Loans to eligible graduate or professional students through schools participating in the Direct Loan Program.

    To receive a Grad PLUS loan, you must:

    • Be a graduate or professional student enrolled at least half-time at an eligible school in a program leading to a graduate or professional degree or certificate;

    • Not have an adverse credit history (unless you meet certain additional eligibility requirements)

    • Meet the general eligibility requirements for federal student aid.

  2. Private Loans  

    We highly recommend exhausting all federal financial aid options like the Federal Direct Loan(s) before pursuing the more expensive private student loans. Lasell University makes no recommendations regarding private loan lenders and will process a loan from any private education lender you choose.

Who can borrow:

  • Student borrower with someone (parent, grandparent, friend etc.) as cosigner. These loans will be based on the income and credit worthiness of both the student applicant and the cosigner

  • Parent borrower with or without a cosigner

To research some loan options and apply, go to www.elmselect.com.  This site offers an unbiased comparison of the private loan options that are available for student loans. You will need to go to the lenders website to actually apply for the loan once you have determined which lender you would like to apply through.

Please note: Students who have borrowed a loan under the Direct Loan Program and/or a Grad PLUS Loan must complete an "Exit Loan Counseling" session during their final semester.

Explore Scholarship & Fellowship Options

Master's In Athletic Training Scholarship

Lasell University is offering a $5250 scholarship to students that enroll now for a July 2022 start. Students must have a 3.0 GPA or higher to be eligible and must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA through the program to keep the scholarship. 

OELA Laser Scholarship For Master's In
Education Students (Full Scholarships)

Lasell’s LASERS (Language Acquisition for Stimulating English Repartee Scholar) project is designed to improve instruction for bilingual learners with disabilities and academic difficulties, such as learning and attention differences, through an innovative teacher development program. The grant will provide full scholarships for five annual cohorts of 15 LASERS Scholars who will earn master’s degrees in education and graduate certificates in bilingual special education from Lasell.

Master's In Moderate Disabilities Full Scholarship 

Lasell University and UMASS Lowell have collaborated to create unique interdisciplinary graduate programs to prepare professionals to meet the special education needs of K-8 students with autism spectrum disorder and related disabilities. As part of a grant, FULL SCHOLARSHIPS will be awarded to a cohort of 24 graduate students.  We are looking for 12 students from each institution to start for Fall 2022.  

Special Education Scholarships

This grant provides 4 students with a full 1-year education scholarship.  This scholarship grant is done in collaboration with UMASS Lowell.  

You can pick your specialized path: 

Refer-A-Friend And You Both Get $750

Do you have someone in mind who also might benefit from a master's program? Recommend a person to our graduate program and you and your friend will get $750 off your first graduate class.  Note: Undergraduate students do not qualify for the graduate referral offer. 

Solstice MFA In Creative Writing
Program Fellowships & Scholarships

Winter/Spring 2023 Opportunities

Applicants who wish to be considered for fellowships granted for the winter/spring 2023 semester should submit the general application form by  Monday, November 14, 2022. Please note that the Dubus Fellowship application requires a short essay. 

The Dubus Fellowship for Native & Indigenous Writers 

Through the generous support of Andre Dubus III, the Solstice MFA Program is able to award The Dubus Fellowship for Native & Indigenous Writers to support an eligible incoming student who also demonstrates financial need. The Fellowship provides a $1,500 tuition discount to a first-semester student who begins the program during the winter residency/spring semester (or summer/fall if no Fellowship is awarded in winter/spring). 

Native & Indigenous writers of all genres are welcome to apply. If you wish to be considered for this Fellowship, please include with your complete application a brief (1 –2 pages, typed, double-spaced) essay explaining your tribal enrollment or affiliation, if applicable, and why the Fellowship would meaningfully support your pursuit of a degree in the Solstice MFA in Creative Writing Program. The Fellowship is awarded based on the applicant’s writing sample, the 1- to 2-page essay, and financial need demonstrated by way of a FAFSA form

Genre-Based Fellowships 

Thanks to the generous support of our underwriters, Solstice offers four genre-based fellowships for students entering the program in winter/spring. Each provides a $1,500 tuition discount toward the recipient’s first semester: 

  • The Doug and Betsy Sholl Poetry Fellowship 

  • The Dennis Lehane Fiction Fellowship 

  • The Michael Steinberg Creative Nonfiction Fellowship 

  • The Jacqueline Woodson Fellowship for a Young People’s Writer of African or Caribbean Descent 

Applicants who wish to be considered for a genre fellowship should submit the general application form and indicate interest by checking the appropriate box and submitting their 1- to 2-page essay if applying for the Dubus Fellowship. 

Fellowship Deadlines for Summer 2023 

Applicants who wish to be considered for fellowships granted for the winter/spring 2023 semester should submit the general application form by May 1, 2023. Please note that the Kurt Brown Fellowship application requires a short essay. 

Here are the available opportunities: 

The Kurt Brown Fellowship 

Through the generous support of Laure-Anne Bosselaar (wife of the late Kurt Brown) and family, Lee Hope, and the Solstice Institute, the Solstice MFA Program is able to award The Kurt Brown Fellowship to support an incoming student of diverse background or experience who also demonstrates financial need. The Fellowship provides a $1,500 tuition discount to a first-semester student who begins the program during the summer residency/fall semester. 

Writers of all genres are welcome to apply. The Kurt Brown Fellowship especially seeks to support individuals from cultural, ethnic, and geographic backgrounds who otherwise might not be adequately represented in the program. If you wish to be considered for this Fellowship, please include with your complete application a brief (1 – 2 pages, typed, double-spaced) essay explaining how you meet the Fellowship’s criteria (above) and why the Fellowship would meaningfully support your pursuit of a degree in the Solstice MFA in Creative Writing Program. The Fellowship is awarded based on the applicant’s writing sample, their 1-2 page essay, and financial need demonstrated by way of a FAFSA form

The Francis L. Toner Fellowship for Veterans 

Established by Solstice MFA Program student Mark Jednaszewski, the Francis L. Toner Fellowship for Veterans honors the memory of LTJG Toner, USN, who in 2011 was awarded the Silver Star (posthumously) for his service, gallantry, and self-sacrifice on behalf of his fellow officers in Afghanistan. The Fellowship provides either a $1,000 tuition waiver toward the recipient’s first semester or free room & board on campus for the first year in the Solstice MFA Program. (Take a look at Lt. Toner’s Silver Star citation.)  

The Monica Hand Fellowship for Nontraditional Students

 Established by Solstice MFA Program graduate Ann Breidenbach, the Monica Hand Fellowship for Nontraditional Students honors the memory of its namesake poet, playwright, and scholar, who ramped up her writing career after working for the U.S. Postal Service for 32 years. The award of a $1,500 tuition discount will be given to a first-semester student age 40 or older. Writers of all genres are welcome to apply. Applicants who wish to be considered should submit the general application form and indicate interest in this fellowship. 

Applicants who wish to be considered for a fellowship should submit the general application form and indicate interest by checking the appropriate box and submitting their 1- to 2-page essay if applying for the Kurt Brown Fellowship. 

1098T Tax Forms

In order to generate the Federal Tax Form 1098T we are required to request your correct identifying number to file the return with the IRS and to furnish a statement to you. Failure to provide your correct identifying number could result in a penalty from the Internal Revenue Service.

Students may find additional 1098T information at ECSI.

Please complete part 1 of the W-9S form with your social security or tax identification number so that we may update our records accordingly and provide you with an accurate form.

For security reasons, we request that you do not mail or email your social security or tax identification number. Please visit the Student Accounts Office on the 2nd floor of O'Connor Hall with your completed form.

Use Form W-9S to provide your correct Social Security Number (SSN) or Tax Identification Number (TIN).  

GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS

Lasell offers its students an opportunity to get a step up in their careers by working in their field of study while earning their Master's degree and receiving a stipend and a scholarship. Graduate Assistantship (GA) positions help students gain valuable professional skills while also providing a financial aid opportunity. There are a limited number of GA positions available. Those who apply need to be full-time students (carrying a minimum of nine credits a semester) who have been accepted and fully matriculated into a graduate degree program.  

GA appointments are competitive and are determined, among other factors, based on a combination of the following:

  • Completed Application for Graduate Admission

  • Completed Application for Graduate Assistantship

  • Cumulative GPA

  • Relevant background and experience

Select GA positions are available starting Spring 2022. See below for a full listing of all GA positions.

Graduate Assistantship Opportunities

The application for Graduate Assistantships will open in Spring 2022. GA positions will be prioritized according to campus employment needs.  

GA's are appointed from September through May. All graduate appointments automatically terminate at the end of the specified appointment period. A GA appointment will be renewed automatically annually as long as the position continues to be funded, both academic and job performance have been satisfactory, and the GA has exercised appropriate conduct throughout the course of the year. No appointment of a graduate student to an assistantship in any way commits the University to reappoint that same student later. The Vice President of Graduate and Professional Studies will make GAs' appointments after consulting with relevant University departments. Candidates must be accepted into a graduate degree program before being hired as a GA.

Graduate Assistantships can encompass the following:

  • Conducting research under the direction of a Lasell University faculty or staff member

  • Assisting departments with programs and projects

Filling an employment need for the University's GA's at Lasell are involved neither informal teaching, nor grading or assessing student work. However, GA's may assist faculty members in other ways. GA's at Lasell are considered professional appointments and the work should advance a graduate student's knowledge and/or understanding of their field of study. GA's should not be primarily involved in office support or clerical work. 

Required Qualifications

  • Must have a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate field

  • Must be admitted with a clear admit status into a graduate degree program before being hired as a GA

  • Must have the ability to establish effective work relationships and good communication skills

  • Must meet other specific qualifications relating to the particular assistantship

  • Must meet requirements to be eligible for employment in the U.S.

  • Must not be employed either part or full-time at Lasell during the tenure of the appointment

Compensation

GA's will receive tuition remission for nine credits for each semester of their appointment and may receive a stipend as determined by the department in which they work. Appointments cover fall and spring semesters only; some appointments may be for one semester, either fall or spring. GA's work a minimum of 15 hours per week and a maximum of 20 hours/week in assigned departments during fall and spring semesters. GA positions are not benefit-eligible.