Tuition & Financial Aid

At the School of Library and Information Science, our goal is to help you earn a powerful return on your educational investment. We do that by providing a personal environment that is challenging yet supportive, combined with professional preparation and a high quality education that will help you achieve a successful, meaningful career.

Paying for Your Program

SLIS alumni receive a 20% tuition discount; all other students pay the full tuition rate. Unfortunately, certificate students do not qualify for scholarships, grants, or federal financial aid. If you have any questions, please contact SLIS Admission at (617) 521-2868 or slisadm@simmons.edu.

The chart below shows tuition and costs for most SLIS graduate students. 

(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".

SLIS $1,162 per credit hour
Children's Literature $975 per credit hour
Activity Fee $50 per semester

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