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Tuition and Aid

Scholarships & Grants

Lasell University Awards 

We offer institutionally funded scholarships and grants. Scholarships are gift aid based on merit. We also offer additional grant aid based on your financial need. You don’t repay either merit or grant aid.

79% of financial aid is awarded as a gift/grant and 100% of applicants are reviewed for Lasell University Awards


  • All admitted Lasell University applicants will be considered for Lasell University Awards based on a holistic review process.
  • The Office of Admission determines and awards Lasell University Awards to new students at the time of admission. 

You may qualify for additional need-based funding. After receiving your FAFSA, we will prepare an aid package that may include Lasell University Awards, institutional grants, federal grants, state grants, federal work study, or student loans. 

Aid GuaranteedLasell Aid Guarantee
Receive institutional funding at the same level all four years for our standard academic programs, provided you apply on time and there are no significant changes in your student status.


Need-Based Grants

By completing the FAFSA, all students are automatically considered for all forms of need-based financial aid offered by Lasell and federal and state government. Grants are awarded based on financial need and do not have to be repaid. 

The FAFSA may be filed anytime after October 1st but should be received by Lasell no later than March 1st for priority consideration. Complete the FAFSA with Lasell University code 002158. 

Lasell University Grant

Students who demonstrate additional financial need for assistance may be offered Lasell University Grant funding in addition to any federal and state grants and loans they may qualify for. 

Federal Pell Grant

The Federal Pell Grant is offered to undergraduate students who apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, show significant financial need, and whose estimated family contribution (EFC) falls within a range determined by the federal government. If a student is eligible for this award, it will appear on the financial award package. 

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Act (SEOG)

SEOG is grant funding provided to the university by the federal government to award to significantly needy undergraduate students. It is a limited pool of funding, and Lasell usually reserves this funding for the neediest students and those who receive the Pell Grant. If Lasell determines that a student should receive this grant it will be in the financial aid package.

State Grants

Several states in the New England region offer state grants or scholarships that may be used while attending Lasell. Most states use the FAFSA information to determine eligibility for this funding, and most have deadlines by which the FAFSA must be received for processing in order to qualify. If a student misses this deadline, Lasell cannot make up for the loss of this funding in the financial aid package. It is advisable to file the FAFSA as soon after October 1st of each year as possible in order to ensure consideration and eligibility for all forms of financial aid. Students should consult the FAFSA instructions for the specific deadline for their state of residence. 

Regionally, the following states have reciprocal agreements with Massachusetts:

  • Vermont
  • Pennsylvania

Massachusetts State Grant

Massachusetts residents must file the FAFSA by May 1st of each year in order to be considered for the Mass State Grant. If a student is eligible for this funding, it will appear in the financial aid package. 

Gilbert Grant

Gift aid funded by the State of Massachusetts. Students who are Pell eligible students and meet Massachusetts state residency requirements are considered for this funding.