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Investing in Your Future

College is an investment in you. Student Financial Services works with students and their families to explain tuition, payment plans, loans, and scholarships.

Remember that no matter what college you choose, you should base your decision on value—the combination of cost, aid, scholarships, and expected return on your educational investment. Don't sacrifice your dreams, career and earning potential, and satisfaction in life by choosing a college based on cost alone. It's your future, and you're worth it.

Our goal is to make a Simmons education accessible for all qualified students. 98% of our first year student receive some form of financial assistance. Our students receive merit scholarships, need-based grants and loans, and work study. For even more information about our financial aid process, visit our Student Financial Services website.


Scholarships

We believe that your exceptional talents and hard work should be rewarded. We offer a wide-range of competitive merit-based awards, which are determined without regard to your financial circumstances, range from $2,000 to full tuition and most are renewable for four years. They are based on your academic achievement, leadership, and other talents. All merit scholarship are awarded at the time of admission and do not require a separate application unless noted. Domestic and International students are eligible for all merit scholarships.

First Year Scholarships:

  • Presidential Scholarship $48,000-64,000 four-year scholarship
  • Dean's Scholarship $72,000-80,000 four-year scholarship
  • Achievement Scholarship $20,000-40,000 four year scholarship
  • Gilbert & Marcia Kotzen Scholarship Full tuition and fees, room and board, plus $3,000 stipend for outside of the classroom pursuits. Separate application required.
  • Alumnae/i Scholarship $8,000 four year scholarship awarded to select daughters, sisters, and granddaughters of Simmons graduates

Other scholarships are available through our generous donors such as the Boston Scholarship, Fish Scholarship Fund, and many others.

Transfer Scholarships:

  • Achievement Scholarship $5,000-$10,000 annually
  • Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship $2,000 annually

Adult Student Scholarships:

  • Dorothea Lynde Dix Scholars Scholarships $3,400 award ($1,700 per semester for the first two consecutive semester of attendance at Simmons)

Learn more on the Student Financial Services website:


Financial Aid

Academic excellence and financial need are used to determine each student's financial-aid package. Simmons offers competitive scholarships, loans, grants, and work-study to make a Simmons education affordable for families.

Applying for financial aid is easy. Just submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov using the Simmons code 002208 and the Simmons Student Information Form.

Learn more about applying for Financial Aid


Tuition

Tuition (Non-Nursing) for 2014-2015

In 2014-2015, the expenses for a typical full-time undergraduate resident student who is a non-Nursing major are $49,966. If you are a Dix Scholar, your cost will be dependent on how many courses you take. For a Dix Scholar, your costs will be listed in brackets.

Fee Type Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Total
Undergraduate Non-Nursing Full-time Tuition $17,600 $17,600 $35,200
[Part-time Undergrad. / Dix Tuition] [$1100 per credit] [$1100 per credit] -
Undergraduate Room/Board $6868 $6868 $13,736
[Dix Scholars 10-month housing contract] [$7688] [$7688] [$15,376]
Activity Fee $130 $130 $260
Health Center Fee $385 $385 $770
Health Insurance** - - $2655
Study Abroad Fee* $420 $420 -
Undergraduate (Non-Nursing) Total $24,983 $24,983 $52,621

*If studying abroad for a particular semester.

**Health insurance is charged once per year to any student enrolled in 9 or more credits. If you do not wish to enroll in the school provided plan, please waive it at www.universityhealthplans.com. The waiver must be completed once a year, by the deadline. Please visit our Medical Insurance page for more information. Please note this charge reflects the 2014-2015 rate and is included in the total cost calculation.

Tuition (Nursing) for 2014-2015

In 2014-2015, the expenses for a typical full-time undergraduate resident student who is majoring in Nursing are $53,416. If you are a Dix Scholar, your cost will be dependent on how many courses you take. For a Dix Scholar, your costs will be listed in brackets.

Tuition and fees for the Nursing@Simmons program are listed on the Nursing@Simmons website.

Fee Type Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Total
Undergraduate Nursing Full-time Tuition $19,325 $19,325 $38,650
[Part-time Undergrad. / Dix Tuition] [$1208] [$1208] -
Undergraduate Room/Board $6868 $6868 $13,736
[Dix Scholars 10-month housing contract] [$7688] [$7688] [$15,376]
Activity Fee $130 $130 $260
Health Center Fee $385 $385 $770
Health Insurance** - - $2655
Study Abroad Fee* $420 $420 -
Undergraduate (Nursing) Total $26,708 $26,708 $56,071

*If studying abroad for a particular semester.

**Health insurance is charged once per year to any student enrolled in 9 or more credits. If you do not wish to enroll in the school provided plan, please waive it at www.universityhealthplans.com. The waiver must be completed once a year, by the deadline. Please visit our Medical Insurance page for more information. Please note this charge reflects the 2014-2015 rate and is included in the total cost calculation.

Tuition (Non-Nursing) for 2013-2014

In 2013-2014, the expenses for a typical full-time undergraduate resident student who is a non-Nursing major are $48,780. If you are a Dix Scholar, your cost will be dependent on how many courses you take. For a Dix Scholar, your costs will be listed in brackets.

Fee Type Fall 2013 Spring 2014 Total
Undergraduate Non-Nursing Full-time Tuition $17,175 $17,175 $34,350
[Part-time Undergrad. / Dix Tuition] [$1073 per credit] [$1073 per credit] -
Undergraduate Room/Board $6700 $6700 $13,400
[Dix Scholars 10-month housing contract] [$7500] [$7500] [$15,000]
Activity Fee $130 $130 $260
Health Center Fee $385 $385 $770
Health Insurance** - - $2549
Study Abroad Fee* $400 $400 -
Undergraduate (Non-Nursing) Total $24,390 $24,390 $48,780

*if studying abroad for a particular semester

**Health insurance is charged once per year to any student enrolled in 9 or more credits. If you do not wish to enroll in the school provided plan, please waive it at www.universityhealthplans.com. The waiver must be completed once a year, by the deadline. Please visit our Medical Insurance page for more information.