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Pay Your Bill

We're here to guide you through paying your tuition and fees, and to answer any questions about your bill.

We protect the privacy rights of our students in accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Students are the only ones who receive communication about their bill, unless they give us written permission to talk to a parent, grandparent or others. We don't share a student’s account information with others without this permission.

  • Financial Responsibility Agreement

    Lesley University has released a Financial Responsibility Agreement on Self-Service. This agreement will be effective for the upcoming fall registration period and all students will need to complete the agreement prior to registration. The agreement must be completed every academic year.

    Lesley University has released the agreement to ensure the University's compliance with laws and regulations such as:

    • Fair Debt Collection Practices (FDCPA)
    • Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)
    • Title IV Higher Education Act
    • Internal Revenue Code


    To access the form, please log in to Self-Service and on the navigation menu, click "User Options" and then "Required Agreements".  Once you do this, you will receive an email confirmation at your Lesley email address, and one business day later you will receive an email copy of your signed agreement. If you prefer to complete a paper agreement, they will be available at Student Financial Services on the 3rd floor of University Hall. You will need identification to complete a paper agreement.

    If you have any questions regarding this form please contact us by submitting a ticket on the Support Hub. You can also call us at 617.349.8760, or stop by the Support Hub customer service counter on the 1st floor of University Hall.

  • Your Statement

    We’ll send notifications of your bill to your Lesley email address about one month before your balance is due. If you have an outstanding balance, you’ll get an eBill notification each month.

    Make sure we have your correct email and billing address: update your billing address by contacting us via the Support Hub.

    You’ll see charges for tuition and any fees related to your specific academic program on your bill.

    Log on to the Student Account Center to review your bill. If you need a paper statement, you can print one out from the Student Account Center.

  • Errors in Your Statement

    If you need more information about a transaction on your bill, contact us via the Support Hub. Contact us no later than 60 days after the date of the first bill on which the error or problem appeared.

    In your email, include the following information:

    • Your full name and student account number
    • The dollar amount of the error
    • Describe the error and explain why you believe it is an error
  • Due Dates

    To be in good standing at Lesley, pay your bill by these due dates. Payment is due immediately if you’re registering for courses after the term or semester’s due date.


    Due Date

    We’ll notify you on/about:

    All Spring courses

    December 15

    November 16

    Summer Term 1

    April 15

    March 16

    Summer Semester

    Summer Term 2

    May 15

    April 16

    All Fall courses

    August 1

    July 5

    Please note:

    • Late payment fees and holds are assessed to student accounts not paid in full, covered fully by financial aid, or on a payment plan by the term or semester’s due date.
    • If you have an outstanding balance, contact Lesley’s Financial Aid Office via the Support Hub for assistance on loan and financing options.
    • Students who haven’t met their financial obligations to the university won’t be able to register for courses. Note that grades, transcripts, and diplomas are withheld from students whose accounts are overdue.
  • Tax Form 1098-T

    Go to www.tsc1098t.com

    Enter the Site ID: Lesley Site ID 11445

    User Name: Student ID

    Password: Last 4 digits of your SSN (Social  Security Number)

    For security reasons, if you have not logged in before, you will then be prompted to change your password.  Enter your old password (last four digits of your SSN) and then enter a new password.  The new password must be 8 characters and contain at least one uppercase letter, one lowercase character, one numeric character, and one special character.

    Once you have entered your new password, if you have not already consented to receive your form via the web, you will be presented with the online consent form.  Read the Online Consent Form for the requirements and specifications.  If you agree, click on “Consent”.

    PLEASE NOTE: Once you consent, you will NOT be mailed a 1098-T and must return to the site after January 30, 2021, to view/print a copy of your 2020 Form 1098-T.  Your consent will apply to 2020 and subsequent years.

Ways to Pay

There are several ways you can pay your bill.

  • Check (Paper)
    • Make checks payable to Lesley University.
    • Include the student’s full name and Lesley ID number on the check.
    • Mail checks to: Lesley University, Student Accounts Office, 29 Everett Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. Allow at least 10 business days for the check to arrive so you don’t get charged late payment fees.
    • Pay in person: Student Accounts Office, 1815 Massachusetts Avenue, 3rd Floor, Cambridge, MA 02138.
    • Check payments have no additional fee.
  • Check (Electronic)/Automated Clearing House (ACH)
  • Credit Card
    • Pay with an American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or VISA credit card.
    • A 2.75% service fee is charged for credit card and debit card payments.
    • Pay by credit card online.
  • Dividends & Lesley Dividend
    • Approved dividends are forwarded to Lesley’s Financial Aid Office and are considered pending financial aid.
    • After the add/drop period has ended for the semester, the dividend will be posted to your student account.
    • If you’re eligible for the Lesley Dividend to help pay for your Lesley graduate degree, you'll need to log in to the Support Hub and submit a ticket so you can get the 12 free graduate credits.
  • Financial Aid

    If you’re using financial aid as a form of payment, complete the financial aid application process with our Financial Aid Office by the due date on your eBill.

    Check with the Financial Aid Office to make sure that all of your paperwork is complete.

    Pending financial aid may be used as a payment method if your financial aid award is complete and covers the balance due in full. Pending financial aid will appear as "anticipated funds" on your statement, and amounts not covered by financial aid will be listed as "Amount to Pay."

    Log on to Self-Service to check your financial aid status.

    Federal and Private Loans

    Pending Financial Aid is deducted from your balance on the first bill of each semester. However, the actual loan amount could be less than the pending award amount noted on your student account statement. In this case, you’ll need to find a way to pay the balance.

    Federal Loans

    • If a federal student loan, Parent PLUS loan, or Grad PLUS loan make up all or part of your payment, these funds will appear on your invoice as pending items.
    • Pending items reflect anticipated amounts, and they are subject to change.
    • If federal loans do not appear on your invoice as credits or pending items, this may be because certain requirements for these loans haven’t been completed. Contact Lesley’s Financial Aid Office.

    Private Loans

    If you’re applying for private education loans and the amounts of the loans do not appear on your invoice as "pending,” follow up with the lender.

  • International Wire Transfer

    International Wire Transfer

    Lesley University has partnered with Flywire to streamline the tuition payment process for our international students.  With Flywire you can pay from any country and any bank.  You are offered excellent foreign exchange rates, allowing you to pay in your home currency (in most cases) and save a significant amount of money, as compared to traditional banks.  You will also be able to track where your payment is in the transfer process via a student dashboard and an email confirmation will be sent to you when your payment is received by the school.  Flywire’s dedicated customer service team is reachable via chat, Skype, email, and phone to answer your questions anytime.  
    Visit lesley.flywire.com to begin the payment process or for more information.**

    Paying from within the U.S.
    If you are paying your tuition balance from within the U.S, please log into the Student Accounts Center to process that payment.

    **Do not use Flywire with your monthly payment plan.  Contact Nelnet directly for their wire instructions.**

  • Payment Plans

    Divide your tuition and fees into smaller, monthly payments through a flexible, interest-free payment plan. Interest-free payment plans are administered by Lesley’s Student Accounts Office through Nelnet.

    1. Enroll in a Nelnet Payment Plan through the Student Accounts Center.
    2. Establish the payment plan for the correct amount. If your courses are 8-week terms, then include both terms one and two expenses in the Nelnet payment plan.
    3. Pay the nonrefundable enrollment fee ($45), along with the first payment. Nelnet accepts electronic checks / Automated Clearing House (ACH) payments, as well as American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa for an additional fee.
    4. Re-enroll in the payment plan each semester.


    Payment Plan Policies

    • Payment plans can’t be established for past due balances or study abroad semesters.
    • Payments are due by the 15th of each month, after the first month.
    • If you’re on a payment plan and later receive enough Financial Aid to create a credit on your student account, cancel the payment plan with Nelnet to get a refund.
    • If the payment plan with Nelnet becomes delinquent for non-payment, the student's account with Lesley University will also become delinquent. Separate late fees will be assessed via Lesley and Nelnet.
    • Plans may be canceled for non-payment after 2 consecutive missed payments or if 2 payments are returned by your bank.
    • Students who have defaulted on their Nelnet payment plans due to non-payment or excessive returned payments won’t be able to enroll in a payment plan at the university in the future.
  • Sponsor Billing

    If a third party, such as an outside agency or employer, has agreed to pay all or part of your tuition and fees, have them submit billing authorization (a purchase order) to Lesley's Student Accounts Office prior to the payment deadline. A request for sponsorship must not be dependent upon grades and will be paid within 30 days of the invoice date.

    Our Student Accounts Office will then bill the agency for the amount they’ve agreed to pay. Any remaining balance will be billed to the student and is due prior to the payment due date.

    Billing authorization from the sponsoring agency should include a letter that:

    • Is typed on company letterhead
    • Includes an authorized signature (not that of the student)
    • Includes the dates of sponsorship
    • Includes the items the agency will pay (tuition, fees, or both)
    • States that Lesley University must directly invoice the sponsoring agency
    • Includes a billing address


    Please be advised that any sponsorship 45 days past due will be removed, the charges added back to the student account, and payment is due within 24 hours of the canceled sponsorship. We will notify the student of this action via email, so please be sure that you actively view your Lesley email.

  • Tuition Reimbursement

    Tuition reimbursement works differently than sponsored billing. With sponsored billing, you arrange for the university to bill another organization for your tuition or fees.

    For tuition reimbursement, a third party (such as your employer) has agreed to pay you back for your tuition. In this case, pay your bill by the due date set by the university, regardless of when you’ll be reimbursed.

  • Tuition Remission for Lesley University Employees

    Review how tuition remission works under Lesley’s employee benefits.

  • UPlan/UFund Certificates
    • Lesley University participates in the UPlan Prepaid Tuition Program and the UFund Massachusetts 529 Plan.
    • Follow the instructions on your certificates so we are notified of your enrollment in these plans. When we receive the roster and payment amounts, we’ll credit your student account.
  • Vouchers

    We award vouchers that can be redeemed for credit or professional development courses to individuals at organizations who host a Lesley student for an internship or field placement. 

    To redeem a course voucher, you must be an employee of a field placement site and have permission from your site director or supervisor to redeem the voucher on behalf of the organization.

    We need this information to validate your voucher request:

    • Semester and year of supervision
    • Name of the student intern
    • Name of the site supervisor
    • Lesley program under which the supervision was approved


    Follow these steps to request a voucher:

    1. Register for the course using either Self-Service (matriculated students) or the Non-Matriculated Student Registration Form (PDF). Indicate that you will be using a course voucher toward tuition for the course. 
    2. Submit the Course Voucher Request Form (requires login; if you're unable to log in, please consult our Dynamic Forms Troubleshooting page.
    3. You will receive an email confirmation after we've accepted your request and have applied the voucher toward your course tuition.
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