Military Friendly School Lasell University is dedicated to supporting its military students through every step of the academic process, including guidance on receiving military benefits to pay for their education and housing.   Lasell has also been approved for the training of military, veterans and their dependents. Military, veterans or dependents eligible for assistance under the Veterans Administration programs should contact the Office of Student Financial Planning after they are matriculated (enrolled) into a degree program at Lasell and are ready to register for their classes. Disabled veterans should note that the college campus is designed so that the physically disabled have access to facilities.

Veteran's Coordinator: Tom Hunt, Director, Student Financial Planning

Office location: O'Connor Hall, 2nd floor
Office hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Phone: 617-243-2227
Fax: 617-243-2326
Email: finaid@lasell.edu
Mailing address: 1844 Commonwealth Ave, Newton MA 02466

Certifying Officer: Greer Lezama, Office of the Registrar

Office location: Potter Hall, 1st floor
Office hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Phone: 617-243-2133
Fax: 617-243-2326
Email: registrar@lasell.edu
Mailing address: 1844 Commonwealth Ave, Newton, MA 02466

Veterans or active duty service members who are interested in determining what benefits are available to them or their dependent spouse or children should contact the United States Department of Veteran Affairs directly by calling 1-888-GIBILL-1 (888-442-4551) to get started or using one of the links below.

Useful Links

Assistance Options

Lasell University has joined the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program. It offers veterans enrolling in the University up to $9,000 in grant money at the undergraduate level and up to $3,000 at the graduate level annually at the same time they pursue a degree at Lasell University. Below are a few options for financial assistance. 

G.I Bill

Through the expanded GI Bill ®, the federal government will fund higher education for veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars at a rate equal to the tuition at public institutions within the state where the student is enrolled. In Massachusetts, that amount is less than $6,000. Learn more about the G.I. Bill and if you qualify.

Yellow Ribbon Grants

Yellow Ribbon Grants have been made available to veterans enrolling at Lasell University for more than five years. If a veteran or dependent of the veteran is eligible for 100% coverage under the Post 911 GI Bill ®, they will be considered a Yellow Ribbon recipient and qualify for funding from the University.

  • Veterans enrolling at Lasell can receive up to $9,000 in grant money at the undergraduate level per year.
  • Veterans enrolling at Lasell can receive up to $3,000 in grant money at the graduate level per year.

Private institutions typically cost more than state colleges and universities, and Lasell University has committed to making an education at the University as affordable as possible for veterans or for qualified dependent spouses or children. This funding may be offered in the form of merit scholarships or need-based grants from institutional resources. 

The VA will match up to 50% of the colleges' supplementary grants under the Yellow Ribbon program in addition to the funding from the Post 911 GI Bill ®. For veterans eligible under the Yellow Ribbon program, Lasell University's financial commitment to student veterans, combined with the government allowance, will enable eligible veterans to cover all but approximately $1,400 at the full-time level of tuition and fees at the undergraduate level using grant money that does not need to be repaid. Students attending part-time or in the graduate program will have slightly different costs.

Learn more about Yellow Ribbon Grants and if you qualify.  

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)

Military veterans have the option to take Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) course in place of an existing graduate-level course towards your degree program. The PLA courses require you to create portfolios that demonstrate prior learning through a self-paced, online learning platform. PLA not only saves you time and money but respects the vast and unique experiences your military background has to offer. 

Cost Savings

Tuition for a traditional Lasell University graduate course is $1,800. A student's first PLA-eligible course can be completed for $650, and $450 for subsequent PLA course.

Lasell University is committed to honoring veterans, like you, not just once a year, but the entire year, every year by breaking down barriers to entry, like time and money. For more information on Prior Learning Assessment or how to get started towards your Master's degree, please fill out the form of the Office of Graduate Admission.

Apply for Benefits

If you intend to use any military or veteran's benefits to pay for all or part of your educational expenses, please complete this form.

If you plan on using Chapter 33 Post 911 benefits, you will also need to request from the VA a Certificate of Eligibility and turn a copy into the Office of Student Financial Planning prior to enrolling.

If you are an active duty service member and plan on using Tuition Assistance to pay for your charges, you will need to have your classes approved by the branch of service you are enlisted with prior to registering each term.