Student Accounts

Student Accounts is here to help you with your billing and account questions. Please refer to the sections below for information on our policies and help with understanding your bill.

Understanding Your Bill

The first major component of the undergraduate billing statement is the tuition charge. Tuition for traditional full-time students is billed as a flat rate fee for the fall and spring term. Full-time is defined as 12 to 20 credits. Dix Scholars or any undergraduate student that registers for fewer than 12 credits will be billed at a per credit rate.

The next charge will be the residence charge. The residence agreement is signed for the period beginning in the fall continuing through the spring. Like the tuition, the housing charge is billed out in two equal amounts, one each term.

To comply with the MA state regulations students are billed for health insurance the first term each year that they are registered in 9 or more credits. For most undergraduate students the charge appears on the fall bill. Students with comparable coverage may be eligible to waive the Student Health Insurance Plan. More information regarding eligibility to waive the Student Health Insurance Plan can be found by visiting University Health Plans. Student Health Insurance waivers must be submitted no later than September 17th for the fall term and February 4th for the spring term. Once approved, Student Health Insurance Waivers will appear as a credit on the billing statement for the semester.

Other mandatory fees billed each term are the Student Activity Fee and the Health Center Fee (this fee is unrelated to Student Health Insurance). The $250 tuition deposit will appear as a credit on your first tuition bill from the College. The $250 residence deposit will be held on file for the duration of time that the student remains in Simmons housing and will never appear on a billing statement. 

Financial aid that has not yet been received by the College will be itemized and deducted from the total balance due. It will appear on the billing statement as "pending financial aid."

Outside scholarships paid to the College from a third party will be credited as payments upon receipt. Outside scholarships will not appear as pending aid on the billing statement. 

If you established a Tuition Payment Plan with Higher One the plan amount will be credited to the billing statement. 

We have provided an example of what your bill might look like.

Billing Statements

Billing statements are mailed monthly to each student's home address if there has been any account activity or if there is a balance due. Statements will also be posted online on a monthly basis via the online Student Account Center which can be accessed by logging into AARC.

Important: Maintain an Accurate Mailing Address

Students are required to maintain an accurate address with the College. If you will be moving please update your address via AARC or contact the Registrar. Failure to receive a student account statement in the mail is not an adequate reason for nonpayment.

Billing Statement Credits

The following will appear as a credit on a student's billing statement:

Financial Aid

Financial aid listed as estimated, or any award that requires completion of a promissory note, additional paperwork, or award funds to be received from an outside source, will appear as pending credits on the student bill until award funding or payment is received. If financial aid exceeds billed charges, a credit balance will appear on the student account statement.

A refund will be processed after funds are received, usually after the fourth week of classes each semester. If any anticipated financial aid item remains unpaid to the College, the student will be ultimately responsible for the balance.


Tuition deposits paid by new students will appear as a credit on the student's first tuition bill.

Residence deposits for students living on campus are held in a separate account and are not reflected on the student's billing statement. The residence deposit will remain in that account until the student's departure from campus housing, at which point it will be returned (less any applicable fees for damage, lost key/lock replacement, etc).

Student Health Insurance Plan

If you file a Student Health Insurance Plan waiver it will appear as a credit on the billing statement.

Payment Policies: Deadlines, and Late Fees & Penalties
Please submit payments by the designated due date to avoid late payment fees.

Payment Methods

For options on how to pay your bill...

MCB Cupola

Payment Policies

Explanations of deadlines, late payment fees and penalties

Course Refunds

Schedules of course refunds in relation to withdrawing from a course after the add/drop date...

Economics and Mathematics (BS)


Rates, waivers, and enrollment requirements for the student health insurance plan and tuition insurance