Tuition and Aid

Policies

Satisfactory Academic Progress Enrollment and Withdrawal Policies

A student must make “Satisfactory Academic Process” each semester she is enrolled to remain eligible for financial aid at Lasell. Satisfactory progress is defined both by the number of credits successfully completed and the grade point average. If a student’s semester grade point average falls below 2.0, the student is no longer maintaining the standards of satisfactory progress. Additionally, a student is expected to successfully complete a minimum of 12 credits per semester. In general, a student is expected to complete all bachelor degree requirements within six years. A student with extenuating circumstances will be evaluated individually. If a student fails to meet these satisfactory progress guidelines, s/he will be placed on probation for the following semester. The Office will inform such students in writing of this decision. The student remains eligible for financial aid during this probationary period. If the student meets academic progress standards in the following semester, no further action is taken. However, if the student does not meet these standards for a second consecutive semester, s/he will be placed on financial aid suspension. During financial aid suspension, a student may not benefit from any source of financial aid offered by the Office.

The student does retain the right of appeal of this decision. The student must appeal the decision to suspend within 30 days. Appeals must be made by the student in writing and must explain the reasons the student failed to meet these guidelines and what academic plan the student has to ensure success in meeting these guidelines in the future. The appeal may also include supporting documentation from faculty members, advisors, and parents. The appeal should be made in writing to the Director of Student Financial Planning. The Director will present the appeal to the Financial Aid Review Committee for evaluation. The Office will inform students in writing of the decision regarding the appeal. If approved, the student will be eligible to receive one additional semester of federal financial aid. If after the next semester on suspension with appeal, the student continued to fail to meet these guidelines, the student will be placed on financial aid suspension without the right to appeal.

In general undergraduate students must complete 120 credits to achieve their degree. Students must be making progress toward their degree at a certain pace. For a student to be considered as progressing normally, the student's ratio of earned credits to attempted credits (or pace towards degree completion) must be no less than as shown on the following table:

When total attempted credits are:
Earned credits must be at least:
Less than 26 credits 50% of scheduled credits
26 through 50 credits 55% of scheduled credits
51 through 75 credits 60% of scheduled credits
76 through 100 credits 65% of schedule credits
101 through 125 credits 70% of scheduled credits
126 credits and above 75% of scheduled credits

Attempted credits are those credits for which students were still officially registered at the conclusion of each semester's Add/Drop period. Withdrawals are counted as attempted credits. Students who withdraw during the course of a semester who receive Federal Financial Aid, i.e. Pell Grant, Direct Stafford or PLUS loans etc., are subject to a recalculation of their financial assistance based on the last date of attendance. Once official notification of the withdrawal or Leave of Absense and the last date of attendance has been received, the Student Financial Planning Office will review the students' aid using a federally mandated formula to determine if any of the aid awarded for that term should be cancelled and returned to the source. This will be reflected on the students' billing account and may result in a balance being due to the college.

Complaints or concerns: 

Enrollment Policy

By registering as a student at Lasell College, you agree to pay all charges on your student account when due and abide by the Billing Polices and fees stated here, in the Course Catalog and Student Handbook. Your financial responsibilities to Lasell College include meeting payment deadlines, fulfilling loan or grant requirements, and addressing outstanding balances.

The Office of Student Accounts’ official means of communication are via the student’s Lasell College email account and/or the student’s home address on file. It is important to understand that communications will be directed toward the student, rather than a parent or guardian. If a parent or other individual is assisting with educational finances, please discuss all billing information with that person.

Important Privacy Information

Per Federal regulations on the right to privacy, specific student account information may only be shared with the student and their shared users/participants when contacting the Office of Student Accounts. Students who wish to allow account access to a third party, including a parent, should add them as shared users/participants.  Should a parent or third party wish to make payment on the student's behalf, it is the responsibility of the student to share all correspondence, including ebill statements, with those individuals. ebills are generated in the student's name and therefore, the student bears the responsibility for payment. 

Special Note:  'Shared users/participants" (parent/s or sponsor) may be added to your student's Student Account Center (SAC) account.  This will allow them to view account detail and to make payments toward the student's account.  To add users/participants, the student can select the 'Manage Account Access' button at the top of the SAC landing page. 
Please note, other than the student, no one may access their SAC until they have been added as a shared user/participant and they have accepted the invitation.

Returning Student Enrollment Deposits

In March, we will ask that you confirm your plan to attend Lasell College in the Fall semester by paying the following deposit(s):

  • $200 Commuter Enrollment Deposit
  • $400 Resident Enrollment Deposit
  • $100 Resident Parking Deposit (Commuting students are not required to reserve a parking space in advance)

The Enrollment Deposit will be applied toward the cost of the Fall semester, and will appear as a credit on the statement you receive in July. Students who have paid the Parking Deposit AND completed the Parking Lottery Registration will see both the credit for the Parking Deposit and a charge for the $540 Annual Parking Fee on the Fall bill.

Students who have not paid a deposit by the deadline, and/or have an outstanding balance due to any College department (i.e. tuition and fees, parking fines, judicial fines and library fines), will not be permitted to participate in Fall Pre-Registration for classes, Room Draw and/or Parking Registration.

Payment Information

Payment Due Dates: Please contact the Office of Student Accounts with any questions regarding your statement well in advance of the payment due date.
Charges incurred after the payment due date are due immediately.

Payment Due Dates:
Summer 1/Main/Online 2017: May 9, 2017
Summer 2/Online 2017: June 29, 2017
Fall 2017 semester: July 1, 2017
Fall Session 1 & Main Grad 2017: August 29, 2017
Fall Session 2 Grad 2017: October 18, 2017
Winter/Spring 2018: January 1, 2018
Spring Session 1 & Main Grad 2018: January 9, 2018
Spring Session 2 Grad 2018: March 13, 2018
Summer 1/Main/Online 2018: May 8, 2018
Summer 2/Online 2018: June 28, 2018
Fall 2018 semester: July 1, 2018

Student Accounts no longer accepts cash payments. We recommend completing payment Online via check or credit card using ePay on Self Service. International students may also wire funds via peerTranfer.

Failure to pay in full by the due date may result in a late payment fee of 1.5% of the outstanding balance due per month, may jeopardize the student's enrollment, and may prevent registration for additional/future classes and requesting an official transcript or receiving a diploma while there are amounts outstanding. Any check returned unpaid will result in a returned item fine. The College reserves the right to suspend or terminate services and/or enrollment and to refer delinquent accounts to an outside collection agency due to delinquency in payment. In the case of delinquent accounts, if an outside collection agency is utilized, the student's account may be assessed collection fees.

Failure to pay in full by the due date may result in a late payment fee of 1.5% of the outstanding balance due per month, may jeopardize the student’s enrollment, and may prevent registration for additional/future classes and requesting an official transcript or receiving a diploma while there are amounts outstanding. Any check returned unpaid will result in a returned item fine. The College reserves the right to suspend or terminate services and/or enrollment and to refer delinquent accounts to an outside collection agency due to delinquency in payment. In the case of delinquent accounts, if an outside collection agency is utilized, the student’s account may be assessed collection fees.

PLEASE NOTE: If you plan to use loan funds to pay for any outstanding balance on your account, the loan application must be complete and approved, with confirming paperwork forwarded to Lasell College's Office of Student Financial Planning, by the payment due date.

Enrollment Changes

Students who change their status from full time to part time, OR part time students who reduce their number of credits, after the Add/Drop period will be responsible for 100% of tuition and associated fees for the semester.

No adjustment is made to the following fees after the published Add/Drop Period: Accident and Health Insurance, Allied Health Fee, Fashion Design/Production Fee, Graphic Design Fee, Excess Credit Fee, and Lab Fees.

Housing Changes

Students wishing to change their status from resident to commuter at any point in the academic year must petition the Director of Residence Life in writing for release from the Housing Agreement, and may be assessed penalty charges as outlined in the Housing Agreement. Students who change their status from resident to commuter after the Add/Drop period, will be responsible for 100% of Room and Board charges for the semester.

Withdrawal from the College

The following Withdrawal Adjustment Schedule applies to a student who has completed the appropriate steps to cancel his/her enrollment at Lasell College. Non-attendance does not relieve the student of financial obligation or imply entitlement to a refund. Please contact the Registrar's Office for proper withdrawal procedures.

Room and Board will be adjusted according to the schedule below only if the room is vacated within the time period determined by the Office of Residential Life. Students remaining in housing past the time period granted will be charged for daily Room and Board.

For purposes of account adjustments, no differentiation is made between voluntary withdrawals, administrative or academic suspension. Unpaid charges may remain after adjustments and will be owed to the College.

UNDERGRADUATE

Withdrawal Adjustment Schedule for Tuition, Room and Board, and Comprehensive Fee

Prior to the Academic Calendar's 'First Day of Classes'

100% credit of above fees, less enrollment deposit

Through first week* of classes

90%

Through second week* of classes

80%

Through third week* of classes

70%

Through fourth week* of classes

60%

Through fifth week* of classes

50%

Through sixth week* of classes

40%

Through seventh week* of classes

30%

Through eighth week* of classes

20%

Through ninth week* of classes

10%

After ninth week* of classes

No credit of charges

GRADUATE

Withdrawal Adjustment Schedule for Tuition, Room and Board and Comprehensive Fee

Full Semester Courses

Prior to the Academic Calendar's 'First Day of Classes'

100% credit of above fees, less enrollment deposit

Through first week* of classes

90%

Through second week* of classes

80%

Through third week* of classes

70%

Through fourth week* of classes

60%

Through fifth week* of classes

50%

Through sixth week* of classes

40%

Through seventh week* of classes

30%

Through eighth week* of classes

20%

Through ninth week* of classes

10%

After ninth week* of classes

No credit of charges

GRADUATE

Withdrawal Adjustment Schedule for Tuition and Comprehensive Fee

Eight Week /Summer Online Courses

Prior to the Academic Calendar's 'First Day of Classes'

100% credit, less enrollment deposit

Through first week* of classes

80%

Through second week* of classes

60%

Through third week* of classes

40%

Through fourth week* of classes

20%

After fourth week* of classes

No credit of charges

UNDERGRADUATE/GRADUATE

Withdrawal Adjustment Schedule for Tuition and Comprehensive Fee

Winter Session Courses

Prior to the Academic Calendar's 'First Day of Class'

100% credit, less enrollment deposit

After 'First Day of Class'

No credit of charges

*For purposes of determining account adjustments due to withdrawal, a week of enrollment ends on a Friday, regardless of the number of courses scheduled or attended during that period.

Withdrawal During the Semester

Students who withdraw during the course of a semester who receive Federal Financial Aid, i.e. Pell Grant, Direct Stafford or PLUS loans etc., are subject to a recalculation of their financial assistance based on the last date of attendance. Once official notification of the withdrawal or Leave of Absence and the last date of attendance has been received, the Student Financial Planning Office will review the students' aid using a federally mandated formula to determine if any of the aid awarded for that term should be cancelled and returned to the source. This will be reflected on the students' billing account and may result in a balance being due to the college.