- Checks and Money Orders
Make all checks and money orders payable to Simmons College. 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:
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 College:
Simmons College, 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 convenience fee of 2.75% will be charged by the provider for the credit card payment option. Simmons College does not charge nor collect the convenience fee.
- 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.
- 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 College does not charge nor collect the convenience fee. There is no fee for the electronic check payment.
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.
- Tuition Payment Plan
Many students and parents prefer to pay tuition in monthly installments. The 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. Sign up for a Tuition Payment Plan for online students or on-campus students from the Higher One website or call 1-800-635-0120.
Please note, there is a $55.00 application fee for this plan if you are applying for the entire academic year. The application fee for one semester (Fall or Spring ) is $35.00. The Tuition Payment Plan is not a payment option during the summer semester.
*Tuition Payments Plans were formerly administered by Sallie Mae. Going forward Tuition Payment Plans will be administered by Higher One.
- 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 College welcomes all college 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 College based on an invoice supplied by the 529 holder. Some plans request that the College provide the invoice on behalf of the student. Please let Student Financial Services know if your plan provider requires documentation from College 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.