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.

  • 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 at sfs@lesley.edu.

    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, email us at sfs@lesley.edu. 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.
     

    Term/Semester

    Due Date

    We’ll notify you on/about:

    Spring Term 1
    January Term
    Spring semester
    Residencies

    December 15

    November 16

    Spring Term 2

    February 15

    January 16

    Summer Term 1

    April 15

    March 16

    Summer Semester

    May 15

    April 16

    Summer Term 2
    Pre-College
    Residencies

    June 15

    May 16

    Fall Term 1

    August 1

    July 5

    Fall Semester

    August 1

    July 5

    Fall Term 2

    October 15

    September 16

    Please note:

    • Your 1098T tax forms are mailed. If you haven’t received one, log on to www.1098t.com. Create a user profile and download your form.
       
    • 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 at sfs@lesley.edu 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.

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 2.5% 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, fill out this dynamic form 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."

    Check your financial aid application and status via your LOIS account.

    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.

  • 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 Tuition Management Systems (TMS).

    1. Enroll in a TMS payment Plan through the Student Accounts Center (SAC).
       
    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 TMS payment plan.
       
    3. Pay the nonrefundable enrollment fee ($45), along with the first payment. Tuition Management Systems accepts personal checks or money orders. You may also pay by 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 Tuition Management Systems (TMS) to get a refund.
       
    • If the payment plan with TMS 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 TMS.
       
    • 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 TMS 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.
  • Sponsored Billing

    If a third party has agreed to pay your tuition and fees, have them submit a billing authorization (e.g. a purchase order) to the Student Accounts Office prior to the payment deadline.

    We’ll bill the agency for the amount they’ve agreed to pay. Any remaining balance will be billed to the student.

    The billing authorization from the sponsoring agency should include a letter, typed on company letterhead. The letter should include:

    • An authorized signature (of the 3rd party, not the student)
    • The dates of sponsorship
    • The items the agency will pay (tuition, fees, or both)
    • A statement that Lesley University must directly invoice the sponsoring agency
    • A billing address
  • 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

    A university-issued voucher covers the tuition portion of a credit-bearing course. A full voucher allows you to take a 3-credit course and a half voucher covers 1.5 credits.

    • Submit your original voucher by the last date of the add/drop period to the Student Accounts Office.
       
    • Vouchers pay for tuition only and don’t cover any course-related fees, such as registration or materials fees. Prepare to pay these fees when you register for the course.
       
    • You can use 1 full voucher or 2 half vouchers per semester.
       
    • Retroactive credits won’t be processed and are non-refundable.
       
    • Vouchers may be considered income. Check with a tax consultant regarding vouchers as compensation from the university.
       
    • Review the back of your voucher for policies.
  • Wire Transfer

    Send payment to:
    TD Bank
    Wilmington, DE

    Include the following with the wire transfer:

    • Bank Account Number: 825 449 7883
    • Routing Number for Domestic Wires: 0311-0126-6
    • Routing Number for Domestic ACH: 2113 705 45
    • Swift Code: NRTHUS33XXX (used to wire money from a non-US bank)
    • The student's full name and Lesley ID number


    Any check drawn on a foreign bank may incur collection and bank fees.

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