Undergraduate Admissions

Lasell University DCF Partnership

Lasell University DCF Partnership

Graduating high school seniors who fall under the care of the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF) will benefit from this first-of-its-kind private college partnership. Lasell University and DCF have teamed-up to provide students from Massachusetts DCF foster care access to a four-year Lasell University degree.


Lasell University is committed to funding eligible DCF students up to $26,900 per year for resident students and up to $18,700 per year for commuter students. The partnership between Lasell University and DCF is for students who remain in state care between the ages of 18 and 22, and can access state grants, vouchers, and stipends to contribute to their remaining college costs. DCF provides housing support for youth who remain in voluntary placement after age 18 which may assist in the cost of housing at Lasell. Resident students will also have access to year round on-campus housing.

Financial Aid

Students may qualify for:

MA State Grant - $1,700
Students must Apply by the May 1 deadline and ensure meeting all deadlines if subsequent information is requested
Foster Child Grant - up to $6,000/year
For students who enter DCF under protective status
Education and Training Voucher - up to $5,000/year 
Available for students who have college-going costs not covered by other aid
Lasell University Benefit
- up to $18,700/year for commuter students
- up to $26,900/year for residential students


Program Requirements

  • Complete the Application for Admission.
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the deadline.