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Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Financial Aid

Simmons graduate tuition is based on a charge per credit, and most courses are valued at four credits. When budgeting, consider that tuition typically rises each year and that some expenses listed are approximate. The charts below shows current tuition and costs for College of Arts and Sciences graduate students.

Tuition — Tutition

(Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Summer 2015)

Tuition is calculated on a per credit basis each semester. Below you will find a listing of the tuition rates for your school. The activity fee is mandatory for all students, so it has been included below. For a listing of all other fees, including room and board and health insurance, please see "2014-2015 Fees".

Liberal Arts** $990 per credit hour
Behavior Analysis $955 per credit hour (Master's/Doctoral)
Education $860 per credit hour
$975 per credit hour (Doctoral)
Activity Fee $50 per semester

**Liberal Arts includes the following programs: English, Gender/Cultural Studies, History, and Public Policy

Dual Degree Programs

(Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Summer 2015)

Tuition is calculated on a per credit basis each semester. Below you will find a listing of the tuition rates for your school. The activity fee is mandatory for all students, so it has been included below. For a listing of all other fees, including room and board and health insurance, please see "2014-2015 Fees".

Graduate Program Combinations
Tuition (per credit hour)
Activity Fee (per semester)
Library & Information Science History $1162 $50
Library & Information Science Children's Literature $975 $50
Education English $990 $50
Education Gender Cultural Studies $990 $50
Education History $990 $50
Education Children's Literature $990 $50
Children's Literature English $990 $50
Master of Science & Mgmt Gender Cultural Studies $1,112 $100
Management Library & Information Science $1,162 $100
Management Social Work $1,162 $50

2014-2015 Fees

The following fees will only be assessed if applicable to your situation. Please note, health insurance is automatically added to the bill only if the student is enrolled full time (9 or more credits). If a full time student does not wish to use the school provided health insurance, they must complete the waiver form online, each academic year, at www.universityhealthplans.com.

Simmons College does not offer health insurance coverage to students enrolled in less than 9 credits OR the dependent(s) of any Simmons College student.

Room and Board (Fall and Spring) $7,688 per semester
Room and Board (Summer - Single) $180 per week
Room and Board (Summer - Double) $135 per week
Health Center Fee
(mandatory for students living on campus)
$395 per semester
Health Insurance $4,365 per year
Study Abroad Fee $420 per semester

Student Financial Services

Simmons makes educational opportunities available to as many qualified students as possible, and welcomes applications from students who cannot meet their educational expenses without financial assistance. The Office of Student Financial Services offers financial advising and answers questions concerning aid available at Simmons College and through other sources.

Merit Scholarships

Merit-based scholarships are available in all programs. Awards can range from $500 - $5000 per semester. All applicants are automatically considered for merit scholarships; no additional paperwork is required beyond the application for admission. Qualified applicants should apply early to ensure the availability of funding.

Federal Financial Aid

Applicants who wish to be considered for federal aid must submit two forms: the Simmons Supplemental Information Form and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Once admitted to an academic program, you will be considered for various subsidized and unsubsidized federal and state loans. Priority deadlines for financial aid applications are March 1 for summer and fall, and October 1 for the spring.

For more information, including the graduate student Guide to Applying for Financial Aid, visit Student Financial Services.

 

  • The Simmons form is available in the Graduate Studies Admission and Student Financial Services offices, or can be downloaded. Download the Simmons Supplemental Information Form
  • FAFSA print applications typically take four to six weeks to process. Filing your FAFSA online expedites the processing time. You can file FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The federal school code for Simmons is 002208.

Graduate PLUS Loan

The Graduate PLUS Loan us a federally funded loan that enables graduate students to borrow up to the full cost of attendance less any other financial aid received. Repayment begins within 60 days after full disbursement of the loan, with disbursement made in equal installments, one half during the each semester of a student's enrollment. You can apply for the Graduate PLUS Loan online through ELM Select.

Teaching/Research Assistantships

Available starting in the student's second semester of study, teaching and research assistantships are granted to qualified graduate students. Students must apply for assistantships, and are selected by the graduate program director. Teaching assistants are assigned to a specific course and work under the close supervision of a graduate faculty member. Assistantships are a $2,000 taxable award per semester, distributed by payroll checks.

TEACH Grant Program

The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program provides grants up to $4,000 to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. Visit the Student Financial Services website for more details.

Stafford Loan Forgiveness for Teachers

The Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program provides for cancellation of up to $17,500 of eligible loan debt for qualified teachers who work full-time for five complete and consecutive academic years in certain elementary and secondary schools, as well as educational service agencies that serve low-income families. Visit the Federal Student Aid website for more details.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Public Service Loan Forgiveness is a loan forgiveness program targeted at students who pursue public service careers and who have high debt but not high income. Generally this program is available to anyone who works in a non-profit organization. Debt forgiveness is available for Stafford Loans, Federal Direct Plus Loans and Grad Plus Loans. For more information, please visit these web sites: