Financial Considerations

Tuition and Fees

Students may find the tuition and fee schedule on the Financial Aid website .

Payment of Tuition

Fall semester electronic bills (eBills) will be available for viewing and payment in July, and spring semester eBills will be available in December, and summer semester eBills will be available in April. Payments are due as follows:

Fall semester: August

Spring semester: January

Summer semester: May

Credit card (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and VISA) and eCheck (ACH) payments can be made at http://my.lasalle.edu. Credit card payments are subject to a 2.75 percent convenience fee; however, eCheck payments are not subject to a convenience fee. An ACH payment is an electronic debit of a checking or savings account. You must have your account number and routing number available to make an ACH payment. If you choose to pay via wire transfer, instructions are available on the secure portal. You must include your student ID number.

Write your student ID number on the face of the check/money order to ensure accurate and timely processing. A $45 fee will be assessed for all returned checks. If the University receives a total of two returned checks, all future payments must be made via cash, certified check, or money order. DO NOT SEND CASH THROUGH THE MAIL.

If full payment cannot be made, the La Salle University Payment Plan is available for the fall, spring, and summer semesters.  All financial obligations must be satisfied before a student’s enrollment is finalized.

Tuition Insurance

We believe it’s important to offer an easy, affordable way to protect the investment your family has made in higher education. That’s why La Salle University has negotiated with GradGuard to provide our families with tuition insurance by Allianz Global Assistance featuring special plans and rates not available to the general public.

This coverage expands the scope of our refund policy by ensuring reimbursement for tuition, room and board and other fees for covered withdrawals at any time during the semester. Plans also include Student Life Assistance: a 24-hour emergency hotline that offers students and parents even greater peace of mind.

At La Salle University, we want the best for our students, and Allianz Global Assistance is a world-leader in specialty insurance and assistance—helping over 35 million people protect their tuition payments, travel plans and more each year. Visit our website for more information.

Payment Options

Third-Party Payments

If a recognized third party (employer, labor union, foundation, etc.) is paying all or a portion of your tuition, you must send the official notification to the Student Accounts Office to be applied to your account. To be eligible, the third party must be a recognized organization, not an individual. The official notification must be on letterhead and contain the following, student name,
  La Salle Identification number, amount that will be paid, billing instructions and signature of authorized representative.  Remember to remit payment for any amount due, not covered by a third party.  Third party billing authorizations are accepted in lieu of payment and should be received by the payment due date.  Please fax or email your billing authorization to 215.951.1799 or studentar@lasalle.edu.

Employer Assisted/Deferred Payment

La Salle University has established a deferred payment plan for graduate students who qualify for tuition reimbursement from their employer. Students accepted into the plan may defer payment of the portion of their tuition reimbursable under their employers’ program until 45 days after the end of the semester. Any balance not covered under an employer education assistance plan must be remitted by the payment due date. If you are using the Employer Assisted Graduate Deferred Payment Plan, you must follow these steps:

Complete the Deferred Payment Plan Application at the following link: http://www.lasalle.edu/financeadmin/bursar/EmployerAssistedDPP.pdf. Submit the form, along with a $50.00 payment, proof of employment letter and a copy of your employer’s reimbursement policy. You may forward the application and documents via email (studentar@lasalle.edu), fax (215.951.1799), or U.S. mail, to the attention of the Office of Student Accounts Receivable. If you choose to submit your application and documents via email of fax, you may remit your $50.00 application fee on the Student Portal via Br. LUWIS.

Late Payment

A one percent monthly late payment fee will be assessed to all students who have not made payment in full or acceptable payment arrangements by the tuition due date for the semester. The fee will be monthly.

If you are unable to make payment in full, you are encouraged to sign up for the La Salle Payment Plan or refer to the Financial Aid section of the University Web site for directions on how to apply for financial aid.

Refund Schedule

When registration has been finalized, a student shall be considered to be in continuous attendance until proper notice of withdrawal is received by the University. Students must file a withdrawal with their Graduate Program Director. Ceasing to attend and/or giving notice to your instructor(s) does not constitute the proper notice of withdrawal. The allowed percentage of a tuition refund will be based upon the date the notice of withdrawal is received.

*For the purpose of refund computation, a week shall be defined as the period of seven consecutive days; beginning with the official start date of the semester, not the first day of a class or first day of attendance.

** The first day of the semester is defined as the official start date of the semester, not the first day of a class or first day of attendance.

Full Fifteen Week Term
Up to and including the first week* of the semester 100% refund
Second week 60% refund
Third week 40% refund
Fourth week 20% refund
After fourth week no refund

Ten through Twelve Week Terms
Up to and including the first week* of the semester 100% refund
Second week 60% refund
Third week 20% refund
After the third week of the semester no refund

Five through Nine Week Terms
Up to and including the first day** of the semester 100% refund
First week of the semester 60% refund
After the first week of the semester no refund

One through Four Week Terms (includes intersession)
Up to and including the first day** of the semester 100% refund
After the first day of the semester no refund

La Salle University uses federal regulations to determine the refund of federal financial aid funds to the federal government. A copy of this federal refund calculation is available in the Office of Financial Aid.

Tuition Refund Appeals

The University recognizes that rare and extraordinary circumstances may justify an exception to the tuition refund terms when withdrawing from the University. For information on the procedure for requesting an appeal, contact your Program Director. Requests for such an exception to policy must be submitted no later than 30 calendar days after the first class day of the subsequent term (e.g., a request for the spring semester must be submitted no later than 30 days after the first class day of the first summer session). While reasonable appeals will be considered, the University is under no obligation to take any course of action that would result in a refund, removal of charges, or credit. In order to file an appeal, a student must withdraw from all classes for the semester in question.

Financial Aid

Although payment of tuition is the responsibility of the student, the University makes every effort to assist students in attaining adequate levels of financial support. Students should utilize private, as well as public, fund resources (e.g., banks and private scholarships, as well as the government loan programs). The professional staff in the Office of Financial Aid will work with each student in reference to the loan programs.

Graduate program scholarships and graduate assistantships may be available. Partial scholarship grants are offered on the basis of academic credentials and financial need. Students should contact their graduate program Director for more information. 

Applicants for financial aid are required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Web Institutional Data Form (WIDF). This form can be completed through the mylasalle portal. If the student is a loan applicant, all awards must be reported to the Financial Aid Office for loan eligibility computation.

Information about other financial aid, payment options, and application forms may be obtained from the Director of Financial Aid, La Salle University, (215) 951-1070.

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan

The Direct Unsubsidized Loan is an interest-accruing, fixed-rate loan available to students enrolled on a part-time or full-time basis.  Graduate students may borrow up to $20,500 per year.  Repayment for this type of loan begins six months after leaving school or enrolling less than half-time, and allows for up to a maximum of 10 years to repay.

Veteran’s Benefits

Students who qualify for Veteran’s benefits should contact the Financial Aid Office at 215.951.1070. Information for full-time and part-time students is also available under the Active Duty Veterans link within the Tools and Resources section of http://www.lasalle.edu/financialaid/