Tuition and Housing Refund Information

The tuition refund policy applies to all Simmons University students. Students are responsible for abiding by the published tuition refund deadlines. Tuition is not refundable when students drop or withdraw from courses after published deadlines. Should a student completely withdraw from all coursework after classes have begun, he/she may still be accountable for a portion of tuition, room & board as well as other fees.

The percentage of tuition to be refunded is calculated using the official drop date of the course, as determined by the Registrar, based on your online (Workday), written or email request. Non-attendance does not constitute a drop or withdrawal from the course.

Simmons University reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify its educational, housing, extracurricular, and other programs at any time, including, providing courses remotely and/or online. The transition of a course, activity, and/or services from an in-person format to an online, hybrid, and/or other format will not result in a tuition refund or the refund of other fees. For information on whether Room/Board fees will be refunded in the event the University requires students to vacate University Housing based on health and safety concerns, please review the University’s Housing License Agreement and all attendant addendums.

In all cases, students should be aware that any reduction in the number of registered credit hours and subsequent charges may affect their financial aid. Students considering a withdrawal or reduction in credit hours are strongly encouraged to contact their Financial Aid Officer, prior to course withdrawal, to determine the impact on financial aid eligibility. Simmons University is responsible for adhering to rules established by the federal government that determine the amount of federal financial aid a student is allowed to keep toward university charges. Please refer to the "Return of Title IV Aid" section of this webpage for more detailed information.

The refund schedule below applies to all Undergraduate students (excluding CompleteDegree@Simmons).

2023 Fall Semester (9/5/23 - 12/15/23)

Course Dropped% of Tuition Charges Canceled
on or before 9/15/23100%
9/16/23 - 9/22/2380%
9/23/23 - 9/29/2360%
9/30/23 - 10/6/2340%
10/7/23 - 10/13/2320%
On or after 10/14/230%

2024 Spring Semester (1/16/24 - 5/12/24)

Course Dropped% of Tuition Charges Canceled
on or before 1/26/24100%
1/27/24 - 2/2/2480%
2/3/24 - 2/9/2460%
2/10/24 - 2/16/2440%
2/17/24 - 2/23/2420%
On or after 2/24/240%

2024 Summer Semester (5/20/24 - 8/30/24)

Course Dropped% of Tuition Charges Canceled
0-14 days after class start100%
15-22 days after class start80%
23 days after class start0%

The refund schedule below applies to all CompleteDegree@Simmons students.

2023 Fall Semester (9/5/23 - 12/15/23)

Course Dropped% of Tuition Charges Canceled
on or before 9/19/23100%
9/20/23 - 9/26/2380%
9/27/23 - 10/3/2360%
10/4/23 - 10/10/2340%
10/11/23 - 10/17/2320%
on or after 10/18/230%

2024 Spring Semester (1/16/24 - 5/12/24)

Course Dropped% of Tuition Charges Canceled
on or before 1/30/24100%
1/31/24 - 2/6/2480%
2/7/24 - 2/13/2460%
2/14/24 - 2/20/2440%
2/21/24 - 2/27/2420%
on or after 2/28/20240%

2024 Summer Semester (5/20/24 - 8/30/24)

Course Dropped% of Tuition Charges Canceled
on or before 6/3/24100%
6/4/24 - 6/10/2480%
6/11/24 - 6/17/2460%
6/18/24 - 6/24/2440%
6/25/24 - 7/1/2420%
on or after 7/2/240%

The refund schedule below applies to all campus-based graduate students (including Library Science and Nutrition Online).

2023 Fall Semester (9/5/23 - 12/15/23)

Course Dropped% of Tuition Charges Canceled
on or before 9/19/23100%
9/20/23 - 9/26/2380%
9/27/23 - 10/3/2360%
10/4/23 - 10/10/2340%
10/11/23 - 10/17/2320%
on or after 10/18/230%

2024 Spring Semester (1/16/24 - 5/12/24)

Course Dropped% of Tuition Charges Canceled
on or before 1/30/24100%
1/31/24 - 2/6/2480%
2/7/24 - 2/13/2460%
2/14/24 - 2/20/2440%
2/21/24 - 2/27/2420%
on or after 2/28/20240%

2024 Summer Semester (5/20/24 - 8/30/24)

Course Dropped% of Tuition Charges Canceled
0-14 days after class start100%
15-22 days after class start80%
23 days after class start0%

The refund schedule below applies to all @Simmons online Graduate programs (Nursing@Simmons, SocialWork@Simmons, BehaviorAnalysis@Simmons and PublicHealth@Simmons).

2023 Fall @Simmons I (9/11/23 - 12/18/23)

Course Dropped% of Tuition Charges Canceled
on or before 9/25/23100%
9/26/23 - 10/2/2380%
10/3/23 - 10/9/2360%
10/10/23 - 10/16/2340%
10/17/23 - 10/23/2320%
on or after 10/24/230%

2023 Fall @Simmons IV (10/9/23 - 12/24/23)

Course Dropped% of Tuition Charges Canceled
on or before 10/23/23100%
10/24/23 - 10/30/2380%
10/31/23 - 11/6/2360%
11/7/23 - 11/13/2340%
11/14/23 - 11/20/2320%
on or after 11/21/230%

2023 Fall @Simmons III (11/6/23 - 2/25/24)

Course Dropped% of Tuition Charges Canceled
on or before 11/20/23100%
11/21/23 - 11/27/2380%
11/28/2023 - 12/4/2360%
12/5/23 - 12/11/2340%
12/12/23 - 12/18/2320%
on or after 12/19/230%

2024 Spring @ Simmons I (1/15/24 - 4/22/24)

Course Dropped% of Tuition Charges Canceled
on or before 1/29/24100%
1/30/24 - 2/5/2480%
2/6/24 - 2/12/2460%
2/13/24 - 2/19/2440%
2/20/24 - 2/26/2420%
on or after 2/27/20240%

2024 Spring @ Simmons III (3/18/24 - 6/28/24)

Course Dropped% of Tuition Charges Canceled
on or 4/1/2024100%
4/2/24 - 4/8/2480%
4/9/24 - 4/15/2460%
4/16/24 - 4/22/2440%
4/23/24 - 4/29/2420%
on or 4/30/20240%

2024 Summer @ Simmons I (5/13/24 - 8/19/24)

Course Dropped% of Tuition Charges Canceled
on or before 5/27/24100%
5/28/2024 - 6/3/2480%
6/4/24 - 6/10/2460%
6/11/24 - 6/17/2440%
6/18/24 - 6/24/2420%
on or after 6/25/240%

2024 Summer @ Simmons III (7/15/24 - 10/21/24)

Course Dropped% of Tuition Charges Canceled
on or before 7/29/24100%
7/30/24 - 8/5/2480%
8/6/24 - 8/12/2460%
8/13/24 - 8/19/2440%
8/20/24 - 8/26/2420%
on or after 8/27/240%

*Mandatory student fees and required course fees are canceled if classes are dropped within 14 days of the start of the term. After 14 days, there is no refund of these charges.

Proportion of Total Course, Program, or Term Completed as of Date of Withdrawal or Termination % of Charges Canceled
Less than 10% 90%
10% up to but not including 20% 80%
20% up to but not including 30% 60%
30% up to but not including 40% 40%
40% up to but not including 60% 20%
More than 60% 0%

This refund schedule applies to on-campus, graduate courses that are 2 weeks or less:

Course Dropped% of Tuition Charges Canceled
On or before the first day of class100%
On or before the second day of class80%
After the second day of class0%

MPH@Simmons Travel Immersion Policy

MHEO-430: Immersion, Racism & Health

Course Dropped% of Tuition Charges Canceled
Before the first day of class100%
On or after the first day of class0%

MHEO-460: Immersion Ecuador (9 Day Immersion)

Course Dropped% of Tuition Charges Canceled
On or before the third day of class100%
After the third day of class0%

MHEO-461: Immersion Arizona (6 Day Immersion)

Course Dropped% of Tuition Charges Canceled
On or before the second day of class100%
After the second day of class0%

MBA/HCMBA@Simmons Travel Immersion Policy

MBAOI-490: Weekend Long Course (Friday - Sunday)

Course Dropped% of Tuition Charges Canceled
Before the first day of class100%
On or after the first day of class0%

If you have questions about how a withdrawal from housing will impact your bill, please contact Student Financial Services at 617-521-2001 or [email protected].

Cancellation Administrative Fee & Refund Schedule Fall 2023

Withdrawal Date % of Room and Board Refunded
4/15/23 - 6/14/23 $250 Administrative Fee
6/15/23 - 9/4/23 $500 Administrative Fee 
9/5/23 - 9/15/23 100% of Room and Board minus Days since Start of Contract
9/16/23 - 9/22/23 80% of Room and Board Refunded
9/23/23 - 9/29/23 60% of Room and Board Refunded
9/30/23 - 10/6/23 40% of Room and Board Refunded
10/7/23 - 10/13/2023 20% of Room and Board Refunded
10/14/23 or After 0% of Room and Board Refunded

Cancellation Administrative Fee & Refund Schedule Spring 2024

Withdrawal Date % of Room and Board Refunded
9/7/23 - 10/25/23 $250 Administrative Fee for current residents
10/26/23 - 1/15/24 $500 Administrative Fee for current residents
12/4/23 - 1/2/24 $250 Administrative Fee for new Spring residents
1/3/24 - 1/15/24 $500 Administrative Fee for new Spring residents
1/16/24 - 1/26/24 100% of Room and Board minus Days since Start of Contract
1/27/24 - 2/2/24 80% of Room and Board Refunded
2/3/24 - 2/9/24 60% of Room and Board Refunded
2/10/24 - 2/16/24 40% of Room and Board Refunded
2/17/24 - 2/23/24 20% of Room and Board Refunded
2/24/24 or After 0% of Room and Board Refunded

New students who withdraw from housing will have their $250 deposit retained by the University.

Consider Tuition Protection Insurance to supplement and strengthen the University's current refund policy.

Helping you get the most out of your Simmons University experience is always our top priority. That's why we've partnered with GradGuard to make the Tuition Protection Plan available to all of our students.

Tuition insurance protects the investment that you and your family has made in your education in case you need to withdraw at any point during the semester due to an illness, injury or mental health disorder.

This coverage encompasses and expands upon the University's current refund policy by ensuring reimbursement for tuition, housing and other payments if a withdrawal occurred for any covered medical reason at any time during the semester.

Learn more at GradGuard.com/tuition/simmons or call 1-866-724-4384.

Student Financial Services