Lesley University changed its undergraduate tuition pricing model effective Fall 2014 for full-time new and returning students in its traditional undergraduate programs.
Effective fall 2014, Lesley University will reduce our undergraduate tuition price and institutional aid by the same amount. By doing this, we will significantly reduce the gap between our advertised tuition price and the actual cost that most of our students pay. We want future students to see the actual cost of attending Lesley, which is a lower cost than most people realize.
The tuition price at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will move from its current level of $32,000 to $24,000 next year, and the tuition at the College of Art and Design (formerly the Art Institute of Boston) will drop from $30,600 to $24,000 as well.
We will continue to provide current and future undergraduate students a college experience of the highest quality, retaining our full breadth of renowned programs in the arts, education, and human services; small class sizes; personalized attention; remarkable internships throughout Greater Boston; the vibrant living and learning environment of Cambridge; and high employment rates after graduation. Our Board of Trustees changed the pricing model so that more students and families might be able to consider Lesley a realistic educational option.
Read an Op-Ed by Lesley University President Joseph Moore that ran in The Boston Globe Opinion pages about Lesley's new undergraduate tuition pricing model.
"Since the bottom dropped out of our economy in the fall of 2008, family income has declined and, five years later, shows few signs of recovering. Nearly all net income gain over this time has gone to the top 1-2 percent in the country. Unemployment, underemployment and anxiety about job stability continue to trouble millions of American families. University presidents rightfully argue that a college education is the best investment a young person — or a student of any age — can make. …." Read more.
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Read Lesley President Joseph Moore's Op-Ed in The Boston Globe Opinion pages on Lesley's new undergraduate tuition pricing model.
President Moore sat down with WGBH News recently to discuss Lesley's new undergraduate tuition pricing model. Learn more and listen to the full recording of his interview here.
Listen to President Moore on Radio Boston sharing his insights on Lesley's new undergraduate tuition plan and bringing transparency back to tuition costs. Listen to the full interview.