Tuition and Aid

Tuition and Aid

Affordability Value

Tuition and FeesAt Lasell we strive to contain costs while simultaneously providing a high quality learning experience. In 2013, among the 50 traditional four-year private colleges in Massachusetts, Lasell’s tuition and fees were among the lowest, with over 75 percent charging more (IPEDS).

Tuition and fees for 2014, including room and board, increased only 2.9 percent, well below the national average at 3.8 percent (College Board Trends in College Pricing).

But our costs are not always your costs. Your education actually costs more than we charge! Every student benefits from the generosity of our alumnae and donors who help subsidize the cost of education for all students. Additionally, we provide direct financial aid to over 80 percent of our students. For 2013-14, our tuition, fees, room and board, totaled $42,000. See below for what families actually paid.

Family cost

American Opportunity Tax Credit
Did you know that you may also quality for up to $2,500 a year to help off set your costs? The American Opportunity Tax Credit is a federal program that provides a tax credit of up to $2,500 towards the cost of tuition, fees, and course materials for eligible filers. Find out if you qualify by visiting the website of the Internal Revenue Service.

Net Price Calculator
Take a few minutes to see just how affordable a Lasell education can be by using our Net Price Calculator.

Consumer Right to Know
Take a look at the Facts, Figures, and Faces of a Lasell education.

Cost and value. Not the same thing. In addition to our commitment to affordability, we strive to provide an exceptional value to you and your family.

Consider these important points when comparing institutional value:

Aid Guarantee
Aid Guarantee
Lasell College guarantees that you will receive institutional funding at the same level for four years, providing you apply on time and there are no significant changes in your standing.
Academic Support
Free Academic
Support Services
While many institutions charge for academic support, our Achievement Center provides group and individual tutoring and support at no additional charge.
Default Rate
Default Rate
Frequently used a measure of student success and employment, the Lasell student loan default rate is less than half of the national average.

Employment Opportunities
Employment Opportunities
Lasell graduates report back that 99% are employed or in graduate school within 6 months of graduating.

Internships
Internships
Lasell College was ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top 10 nationally with the highest rate of student internships. One hundred percent of Lasell students participate in at least one internship. Many do more.

Study Abroad
Study Abroad
Lasell aid is portable, enabling over 25 percent of our graduates to experience an international learning experience.
Class Size
Class Size
Average undergraduate class size at Lasell is 17, providing ready access to faculty.
Honors Program
Honors Program
A challenging Honors Program at no additional charge.
Connected Learning
Connected Learning
The opportunity to begin courses in your major in your first semester using our connected learning philosophy of learning by doing.

Core Curriculum
Core Curriculum
An interdisciplinary Core Curriculum with an emphasis on ethical reasoning, problem solving and multi-disciplinary thinking which guides learning across all majors.

Finish In Three
Finish in Three
Lasell provides the opportunity to complete your degree in three years, through summer coursework and working with your advisor.

Fifth Year Option
Fifth Year Option
Begin your Master’s degree while still an undergraduate and complete two degrees in five years.

Satisfaction
Satisfaction
Our own surveys showed that our students consistently expressed a high level of satisfaction with their Lasell experience. In 2013, we put that to the test using a national survey tool (Noel Levitz Satisfaction Survey) and found that among more than 59,000 students at 76 Eastern four-year private colleges, Lasell students rated their overall satisfaction with their Lasell experience higher and would choose to enroll again.

SALT
Salt
Money knowledge for college and beyond. Lasell College provides access to a comprehensive set of services designed to empower students and alumnae to confidently approach and manage college financially, including student loans, and financial skills in life.