Refund Policies

Refund via Direct Deposit

Students can add direct deposit as their refund preference by logging into MyLasell, under University Resources select Pay MyBill, and then select Manage Refunds. They will be able to add banking information for direct deposit and may change it at any time. Early signup is highly recommended to ensure accurate and timely receipt of student account refunds.

All students should also log into Self Service at at least once each semester to verify their mailing address, name and date of birth are correct.

Student Account with a Credit Balance

Credit balances for enrolled students will remain on the account unless a refund is requested by the student by email, or unless Federal funds exceed the cost of attendance. Excess Federal funds will be issued to the student in accordance with Federal regulations. Refunds will be issued within three weeks of the request and will be made via direct deposit. For students who do not add direct deposit information, a refund check will be mailed to the address on file. Students who request a refund prior to the end of the academic year understand that, if additional charges are assessed and/or financial aid is adjusted following receipt of a refund, a balance may be due to the University.

Refunds may not be processed for credit balances based on anticipated aid.  All aid must be disbursed to the University before a refund can be processed. Refunds may be processed up to the point charges for the new semester have been posted to the student account. Accounts will be reviewed periodically for non-enrollment and a credit balance refund will be issued automatically. Refunds will not be issued automatically for credits under $1.00. 

To request a refund the student should email from their Lasell University email address and request the exact amount to be refunded. Please also confirm that the direct deposit information has been verified. 

Course Drop/Withdrawal

Undergraduate students who drop or withdraw follow the Withdrawal Schedule. This schedule applies to students who have completed the appropriate steps to cancel enrollment at Lasell University. Non-attendance does not relieve the student of financial obligation or imply entitlement to a refund. Please contact the Registrar's Office at 617-243-2133 for proper procedures. For purposes of recalculating charges and fees, no differentiation is made between voluntary withdrawal, administrative withdrawal, or academic suspension.

Graduate Course Withdrawal Adjustment Schedule for Tuition 

Full Semester Courses:

  • Prior to the Academic Calendar's "First Day of Classes" - 100% less enrollment deposit

  • Through first week* of classes - 90%

  • Through second week of classes - 80%

  • Through third week of classes - 70%

  • Through fourth week of classes - 60%

  • Through fifth week of classes - 50%

  • Through sixth week of classes - 40%

  • Through seventh week of classes - 30%

  • Through eighth week of classes - 20%

  • Through ninth week of classes - 10%

  • After ninth week of classes - 0%  

Winter Courses:

  • Prior to the Academic Calendar's "First Day of Classes" - 100% less enrollment deposit

  • After first day of classes - 0%  

*For determining the adjustment, a week of enrollment ends on Friday regardless of the day of the week the course starts.