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You've already earned 12 free credits toward your Lesley master's degree. 


You’re a proud graduate of Lesley University. That alone is special. But you’re also the type of person that never stops learning, growing, and moving forward. You’re why we created the Lesley Dividend—12 free credits toward any master’s program Lesley offers.

And it’s worth up to $13,000, depending on the program.

It’s an opportunity you don’t get at most universities, and if you’re looking to advance in your career, or change it, this is truly an opportunity you owe it to yourself to explore.

Your questions, answered.

  • Am I eligible?

    To put it simply, if you have an undergraduate degree from Lesley University, you’re eligible for the Lesley Dividend. This includes everyone from brand new graduates, to those who earned their degree decades ago.

    And, if you're a current undergraduate student looking to go straight into a master's program, or you want to begin to earn your master's degree concurrently with your undergraduate degree, the Lesley Dividend may be an option for you, too.

    Please note, if you earned your undergraduate and master’s degrees with Lesley before the revised Lesley Dividend program was launched in 2017, we cannot retroactively apply the Dividend to you.

  • Which degrees can I put it toward?

    The Lesley Dividend can be applied to any master’s program offered at Lesley, including all Education programs, Mental Health Counseling programs, Expressive Therapies, Mindfulness, International Higher Education, MFAs, our Master of Social Work, and our Master of Business Administration.

    The Lesley Dividend cannot be applied to graduate certificate programs or PhD degrees.

  • How do I apply for the Lesley Dividend?

    You don't. If your undergraduate diploma says Lesley University on it, that's all you need. There's no minimum GPA required, either.

    If you're a Lesley undergraduate student, talk to your advisor about how you can incorporate the Lesley Dividend into the future of your education.

  • Can I combine The Lesley Dividend with other tuition discounts?

    No. If you're taking advantage of the Lesley Dividend, you may not combine it with other discounts or scholarships.

    However, for undergraduates who plan on enrolling in or are currently enrolled in an accelerated bachelor's + master's program, the Lesley Dividend will apply, ultimately giving you an even bigger savings.

  • How is the Lesley Dividend applied to my costs?

    It's applied directly to your bill. You will receive 6 free credits in your first semester, and 6 free credits in your last semester.

If you'd like to know a little more about The Lesley Dividend and how it can help you continue your education and change your career, fill out this form and we will be in touch.