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Lasell University — DCF Partnership

Students studying at Lasell

Lasell Partnership with MA Department of Children and Families

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 $32,805 per year for residential students and up to $28,120 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. Lasell's 2021-2022 tuition, room and board, and fees = $58,500. Costs that exceed the Lasell University contribution and all other assistance may be funded via federal student loans.


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


Available for students who have college-going costs not covered by other aid (also called Mass DCF).

Program Requirements