Payment Methods

Simmons University accepts the following forms of payment:

Checks and Money Orders

Make all checks and money orders payable to Simmons University. You must include the student's account number on the check. Post-dated checks will not be accepted. Send payments using the enclosed remittance envelope, with the billing stub, to the following address:

Simmons University
P.O. Box 414104
Boston, MA 02241-4104

Payments without the billing stub must be brought or mailed directly to the Cashier Window at the University:

Simmons University, Cashier Window
300 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115-5898

A fee of $20 will be charged for any dishonored check. Student Financial Services will wait 5 business days for an electronic check to clear and 10 business for a paper check to clear before lifting any financial obligation holds.

Credit Cards

You may choose to pay your bill by credit card (American Express, Discover, Visa or MasterCard) or by electronic check. Log into Simmons Connection and click on AARC and then Student Account Center to access your online statement and submit an electronic payment.

A service fee of 2.75% will be charged by the provider for the credit card payment option. Simmons University does not charge nor collect the service fee.

PLEASE NOTE: The service fee will increase to 2.85% effective May 1, 2018.

Employer Tuition Reimbursement Agreement

The Employer Tuition Reimbursement Agreement does not permit students to defer the current semester balance until the end of the semester. In order to qualify for the Employer Tuition Reimbursement Agreement, students must pay their first semester balance in full by the stated due date for the semester. Students who are eligible for tuition reimbursement from their employer may be able to register for future semesters only after they have paid for their current semester at Simmons College. A payment for tuition reimbursement is generally remitted to the student upon the completion of the course(s) as well as submission of the grade(s) and a receipt of payment for the course(s). Therefore the current semester must be paid completely to be eligible for tuition reimbursement from the employer.

NOTE: You are only eligible for this benefit when you enroll in semesters that run back-to-back (i.e., fall to spring or spring to summer). The intention is to use the reimbursement from the current semester to pay the subsequent semester's balance. Spring to fall does not qualify since your reimbursement from spring should be received by the time the payment for the fall semester is due.

Please contact Student Financial Services to determine if you are eligible for the Employer Tuition Reimbursement Agreement. In the event that you are eligible, Student Financial Services will provide you with an application form.

Monthly Tuition Payment Plan

Many students and parents take advantage of the monthly tuition payment plan to cover the cost of tuition or to supplement any remaining balance not covered by federal or private loans. The monthly tuition payment plan is an interest free alternative to lump sum payments at bill time. Such arrangements must be made well in advance of the bill due date to avoid late penalties. 

Simmons University is currently transitioning from our current monthly payment plan provider, Higher One, to a new payment plan provider called Tuition Management Systems (TMS). If you are currently enrolled in a Tuition Payment Plan with Higher One for the 17/SP1, 17/MP1, 17/BP3 or 17/SP terms you should continue to pay Higher One as scheduled until the plan concludes.

Moving forward, all online students interested in enrolling in a Monthly Payment Plan for any terms starting in March 2018 or after must establish the plan with TMS and can enroll by visiting www.simmonsonline.afford.com. Payment plans are available for enrollment roughly one week prior to registration for the term. The application fee is $35.00 per term.

The TMS Monthly Payment Plan for on-the-ground graduate and undergraduate students,  including SLIS online, will be available beginning with the Fall 2018 semester. The application fee for the academic year (Fall & Spring) is $55.00 and the application fee per semester (Fall or Spring) is $35.00. The Monthly Tuition Payment Plan is not a payment option during the summer semester for on-the-ground students. Beginning this Fall 2018 semester you can enroll in the TMS Monthly Tuition Payment plan by visiting www.simmons.afford.com.

Online Payment

Simmons provides the convenience of making a quick and easy online payment towards your student account. If you are a student, this is available to you through the Student Account Center which you can access through AARC. If you would like to make a payment on behalf of a student, please see the information below on becoming an "Authorized User." Please note that a convenience fee of 2.75% will be charged to the provider for the credit card payment option. Simmons University does not charge nor collect the convenience fee. There is no fee for the electronic check payment.

Authorized Users

Authorized users are individuals such as parents, an employer, a spouse, etc. who can make payments on behalf of a Simmons student. In order to become an Authorized User, the student MUST first grant the access. After the access has been granted, the authorized user will automatically receive an email with instructions on how to log in and make payments. Authorized Users will only have access to the financial information the student has made available to them through the Student Account Center. They will NOT have access to anything on AARC, such as grades and registration information.

If you have already been granted access as an Authorized User, you may log in here using your username and password.

Wire Transfers
Instructions for payments via wire transfers will be mailed with the first billing statement sent each semester. You may also request instructions by calling the Office of Student Financial Services at (617) 521-2001 or (617) 521-2009.
College Savings Plans (529 Plans) and Pre-paid Tuition Plans (UPlan)

Simmons University welcomes all college and university savings plans. Student Financial Services recommends that parents contact their individual plan provider for specific information regarding how to initiate payment. Most 529 plans send payment directly to the University based on an invoice supplied by the 529 holder. Some plans request that the University provide the invoice on behalf of the student. Please let Student Financial Services know if your plan provider requires documentation from University directly.

If you are using a pre-paid tuition plan to pay for tuition, such as the UPlan, please provide Student Financial Services with the provider name and the amount you will be using for the upcoming academic year. Once we receive this information, we will credit your account and ensure the timely receipt of payment from the plan provider.

Please Note:

Credit card payments and direct debits are not accepted at the Cashier's Window. These payment sites are for Tuition and Fees ONLY.

If you would like to make a deposit, please call your School's Admissions Office for instructions on how to make an online deposit payment. If you make your deposit here, your Admissions Office will NOT be notified of this payment.