Fund your education though loans, scholarships, grants, and student employment.
Take advantage of several funding options for your undergraduate degree. There are also funding options for international students, such as scholarships, grants, and loans.
Grants and scholarships provide free money to help overcome financial challenges in getting a degree. There are university scholarships, grants from federal and state governments, as well as private funding to pursue.
Through the generosity of donors and organizations, endowed and scholarship funding is available to enrolled Lesley University students. Learn more about available donor scholarships.
Here is a list of private scholarships and scholarships search resources that may be of interest to you.
To receive your maximum eligibility for federal and/or state grants, you must register for all classes, including independent studies, and must have submitted completed consortium agreements before the end of each semester’s add/drop period.
Several states provide grants and scholarships to assist undergraduate students with their higher education. Through agreements with grant agencies in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont, funds from these states may be disbursed to our students. Undergraduates in our bachelor's degree completion programs have received funding from the state of Massachusetts, including the Paraprofessional Teacher Preparation Grant, the Early Childhood Educators Scholarship, and the Math and Science Teachers Scholarship.
This program provides significant tuition discounts to veterans or their eligible dependents. Learn more about the Yellow Ribbon Program, including eligibility criteria.
You may be eligible for two types of discounts — one now, and one for your future graduate studies.
There is a 10% tuition discount for Lesley Alumni, Cambridge, Mass. residents, seniors ages 55+, and Cambridge Public School teachers for some campus-based courses within our Adult Bachelor's programs. Some restrictions apply. Inquire about the discount when you register.
If you decide to pursue a master's degree in one of our campus-based programs immediately after completing your bachelor's degree at Lesley, you may be eligible to receive 12 free graduate credits. The Lesley Dividend award is for Lesley students who have earned a minimum GPA of 3.6 in their undergraduate studies, were in an undergraduate program here for six consecutive semesters, and are enrolling full-time in one of our master's degree programs.
Federal loans help students finance a college education by borrowing federally backed funds at a reasonable interest rate.
Getting a loan from a private lender is one way to make up the difference between your education costs and the funding you have received from other sources. Before pursuing a private education loan, we recommend that you first research funding options, such as scholarships, grants, and state or federal loans.
Work part-time to cover personal expenses, tuition, or fees. We have two work programs available for undergraduate and graduate students — Federal Work Study, and Lesley Works. Pursue student employment through one of these two programs. You can also contact our Career Resource Center for a listing of jobs located off campus.
Our undergraduate students can take advantage of several study abroad programs we offer. Learn about how to use financial aid to support study abroad, as well as how to find study abroad scholarships.
Scholarships and Grants
Lesley Donor Scholarships
Private Undergraduate Scholarships
State Grants and Scholarships
Lesley Dividend for Graduate School
Federal Direct Stafford Loan
Federal Loan Forgiveness
Federal Loan Repayment
Private Education Loans
Yellow Ribbon Program for Veterans and Dependents
Study Abroad Financial Aid
Study Abroad Scholarships
Financial Aid Office
Pay Your Bill–Student Accounts
Bachelors Degree Completion Programs
Net Price Calculator
FAFSA Tutorial Videos
Disbursement of Funds to Your Account
Financial Aid Policies
Frequently Asked Questions
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Pay for your education in smaller, more affordable increments. Interest-free monthly payment plans are administered by our Student Accounts Office through a partnership with Tuition Management Systems (TMS), and are a great way for you to manage the cost of your education.