Lesley University
Cambridge, MA, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$31,401
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$26,657
$30k - $48k
$28,058
$48k - $75k
$31,959
$75k - $110k
$33,082
$110k+
$33,130
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$27,975
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$27,975
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$16,230
Books and Supplies
$1,500
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: finaid@lesley.edu

Aid & Grants

0
100
80%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
30%
Average Aid Per Year
$11,846
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
30%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,569
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$10,171
Students receiving state aid
17%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$2,013
Students receiving federal aid
30%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,569
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$16,750
$30k - $48k
$15,349
$48k - $75k
$11,448
$75k - $110k
$10,325
$110k+
$10,277
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$6,000,000

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
85%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$10,396
Students receiving federal loans
85%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,793
Average Other Loans Per Year
$22,211
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$15,750
Loan Default Rate
4%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$247

What Students Are Saying

3.64 Average Rating
It is a bit costly. If you choose to take advantage of all it's resources than you definitely get your money's worth but if you don't it will seem like your spending a lot for a little.
Victoria from Boston, MA
Some of the fees seem unnecessary, especially when you don't know where they are going to. But overall, Lesley is pretty great compared to other schools.
Margaret from North Kingstown, RI
while i love it here, it can be a little costy, and people tend to cap they're aid and might still need a little more.
Samantha from Cambridge, MA
Lesley University is quite expensive and I really did not know that until I actually got there. My parents are currently struggling to pay my tuition of 15k a semester but I believe with the help of financial aid and a possible scholarship, my education can be fulfilled.
A.E from Acton, MA
If your grades are good, you can get a pretty decent scholarship (up to $15,000), which helps tremendously, with additional grants depending on financial need. Work studies are often awarded, however they dry up fast. There is plenty of places to apply off campus less than 20 minutes of walking, but once October hits you will likely have to wait 'till spring unless you want to take the T to work.
Riva from New Gloucester, ME
Expect to pay a LOT of money for AIB. I was fortunate enough to get a decent scholarship package, but I have a friend who was a senior last year who is over $100,000 in debt because of his loans--and he said this was common amongst all his friends! If you get a better scholarship package at a different school, take it. That said, you get what you pay for. AIB is up to date on its technology in the labs and the teachers know what they're talking about.
Sarah from Plainfield, NH
It is on the expensive side, but I find it to be totally worth it, because I absolutely love it here.
Catherine from Spencer, MA
As expensive as the tuition is, I don't think I would learn as much as I already have at any other school. The field experience is phenomenal! Students are able to learn in a classroom with peers but are also able to experience the material firsthand in the real world.
Rachel from Cambridge, MA

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