Tuition rates and fees vary by program, and are effective as of June 1 each year. Rates are subject to change.
Review our Glossary of Fees for an explanation of the various fees and what they cover.
Tuition: On-Campus Undergraduate Programs
Type of Program 2020-2021 2021-2022 Fall & Spring on Campus Full-time (12–18 credits/semester) $14,600/semester $14,600/semester Overload (each credit over 18) $550/credit $550/credit Part-time (up to 11.5 credits/semester) $973/credit $973/credit Audit $973/course $973/course Summer Courses on Campus $455/credit $455/credit Summer Online Courses $455/credit $455/credit
Tuition: Online Undergraduate Programs
These tuition rates are for our fully online bachelor's degree programs and post-baccalaureate certificate programs.
Type of Course 2020-2021 2021-2022 Online courses $455/credit $455/credit
Tuition: Adult Degree Completion Programs
Type of Course 2020–2021 2021–2022 On-campus courses $550/credit $550/credit Online courses $455/credit $455/credit Lesley at off-campus community colleges (Bunker Hill, Urban College, etc.) $455/credit $455/credit Lesley at New Bedford, MA (if you live or work in Bristol County, Massachusetts) $390/credit $550/credit Prior Learning Assessment $100/credit $100/credit Audit $550/course $550/course
Prior Learning Assessment
Charges $100/credit for any academic credits you earn for college-level learning you got from your past experiences, as identified in the Prior Learning Assessment course.
Room & Board
Fall/Spring 2020–2021 2021–2022 Single Room $5,900/semester Double/Triple/Quad Room $5,300/semester Campus Meal Plan - Required if you live on campus $3,450/semester Housing Deposit $300/year $300/year Minimum Damage Assessment $25 $25
For more information, visit Summer Housing.
Fees 2020–2021 2021–2022 Activity Fee, First-year students and transfers: Full-time (12–16 credits/semester) $125/semester $125/semester Part-time (6–11.5 credits/semester) $100/semester $100/semester Part-time (fewer than 6 credits/semester) $25/semester $25/semester Activity Fee, Adult learners (degree completion) Charged if taking 6+ credits/semester in a campus-based program. $30/semester $30/semester College of Art and Design Facilities Fee Full-time (12–16 credits/semester) $250/semester $250/semester Part-time (up to 11.5 credits/semester) $100/semester $100/semester Degree Completion Fee $75 $75 ePortfolio Fee (Undergraduate Education majors) $150 $150 Health Service Fee (required for resident students; optional for commuters) $400/semester $400/semester Lab Fee $20/course $20/course MAP Tevera Fee - Mental Health Field Placement, Licensure/Credentialing, and Assessment Management Software subscription for Social Work (BSW) program $195/one-time fee $195/one-time fee Materials Fee (estimate - varies by course) $15/course $15/course New Student Orientation Fee (first-year and transfer students only) $125 $125 Registration Fee $40/semester
Technology Fee $30/online course $30/online course
- Student Health Insurance (Undergraduate)
Tuition Insurance (Optional)
What happens when your education is disrupted by an unexpected injury or illness? Depending on the timing of the withdrawal, you may not be eligible to receive a refund of all your tuition and fees.
The Tuition Insurance Protection Plan helps students and their families overcome the financial losses that may result from events which force students to withdraw from the semester due to a covered medical reason. Helping families get the most out of your Lesley University experience is always our top priority. That's why we've partnered with GradGuard to make the Tuition Insurance Protection Plan available to our families.
This coverage strengthens and broadens the scope of our existing refund policy by ensuring reimbursement for tuition, housing, and other payments if a student withdraws for any covered medical reason at any time during the semester.
Please remember the deadline to enroll is the day before classes begin each semester.
Learn more at GradGuard.com/Tuition/Lesley or call 1.866.724.4384.
Lesley University is not compensated for this program and provides the Tuition Insurance Protection Plan as a valuable student benefit. The enrollment date is based on the academic calendar. If you are not a traditional semester-based student, sign-up dates may vary. Enrollment must be before the first day of class for your program of study.
Terms, conditions, and exclusions apply. Plans only available to U.S. residents. GradGuard is a service of Next Generation Insurance Group, LLC, the licensed agent for all insurance programs. Insurance benefits are underwritten by Jefferson Insurance Company (NY; Administrative Office: Richmond, VA), rated "A+" (Superior) by A.M. Best Co., under Jefferson Form No. 101-C series or 101-P series. Plan(s) may not be available in all jurisdictions. Allianz Global Assistance and Allianz Tuition Insurance are brands of AGA Service Company. AGA Service Company is the licensed producer and administrator of and an affiliate of Jefferson Insurance Company. The insured shall not receive any special benefit or advantage due to the affiliation between AGA Service Company and Jefferson Insurance.
*For our returning students, please note that this plan is offered through a different carrier and does not have the same opt-in/opt-out process. Please refer to the Student Account Center for further enrollment details.
*Tuition Insurance is available to International Students as long as they use their US or college residence address when enrolling in the program. The insurance is not offered to those with addresses outside of the country. However, because the student will reside at the college during their education, they have a US residence.
Late Fees & Penalties
Fees that apply to all students
2020-2021 2021-2022 Late Registration Fee $100/semester $100/semester Late Payment Fee $100/month $100/month Declined Payment Fee $50 $50 Replacement Check Fee $20 $20 Check-in Fee $50/semester $50/semester Conduct Sanction Violation Fee Varies Varies Student ID Replacement Fee $25.00 $25.00