Payment Methods

Checks and Money Orders

Make all checks and money orders payable to Simmons University. The student's ID number and name must be included on the check for proper posting. Post dated checks will not be accepted.

For regular mail, please send to:

Simmons University
PO BOX 414104
Boston, MA 02241-4104

For overnight or certified mail, please send to:

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

A $20 fee will be charged for all returned payments. Student Financial Services will wait 5 business days for an electronic check to clear and 10 business days 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 2.85% will be charged by the provider for the credit card payment option. Simmons University does not charge nor collect the service fee.

Monthly Payment Plan

Many students and families take advantage of the monthly payment plan through Nelnet (formerly TMS) to cover the cost of tuition or to supplement any remaining balance not covered by financial aid or loans. The monthly 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 fees.

For all on campus students (including LIS Online and Nutrition Online), please apply here. The application fee for the academic year (Fall and Spring) is $55.00, and the application fee per term (Fall or Spring) is $35.00.

Please apply here if you are an online student enrolled in one of the following programs: Nursing@Simmons, SocialWork@Simmons, BehaviorAnalysis@Simmons, MPH@Simmons, MBA@Simmons, or HealthCareMBA@Simmons. Payment plans are generally available for enrollment one week prior to registration for the term. The application fee is $35.00 per term.

Nelnet Customer Service can be reached at 800-722-4867.

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 login 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.

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.