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.

Fall 2022*

Course Dropped on or Before% of Tuition Charges Canceled
September 16100%
September 2380%
September 3060%
October 740%
October 1420%
October 150%

*excludes online [email protected] students

Spring 2023*

Course Dropped% of Tuition Charges Canceled
On or before January 27th100%
January 28th - February 3rd80%
February 4th - February 10th60%
February 11th - February 17th40%
February 18th - February 24th20%
On or after February 25th0%

*excludes online [email protected] students

Online [email protected] starting Fall 2022

Course Dropped% of Tuition Charges Canceled
on or before 14 calendar days after term start100%
on or before 21 calendar days after term start80%
on or before 28 calendar days after term start60%
on or before 35 calendar days after term start40%
on or before 42 calendar days after term start20%
43 or more calendar days after term start0%
Course Dropped% of Tuition Charges Canceled
on or before 14 calendar days after term start100%
on or before 21 calendar days after term start80%
on or before 28 calendar days after term start60%
on or before 35 calendar days after term start40%
on or before 42 calendar days after term start20%
43 or more calendar days after term start0%

The refund schedule below applies to the following programs:

Course Dropped% of Tuition Charges Canceled
On or before 14 calendar days after term start100%
On or before 21 calendar days after term start80%
On or before 28 calendar days after term start60%
On or before 35 calendar days after term start40%
On or before 42 calendar days after term start20%
43 or more calendar days after term start0%

The refund schedule below applies to the following programs:

  • All on-campus graduate students
  • LIS online
  • Nutrition online
Course Dropped% of Tuition Charges Canceled
6 days after class start100%
7-13 days after class start80%
14 days or more after class start0%
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%

[email protected] 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/[email protected] 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 are interested in withdrawing from Simmons housing you must complete the appropriate paperwork with Residence Life. If you withdraw from housing prior to advertised the deadlines, your housing deposit will be mailed to the address on file in Workday 6-8 weeks after the end of the semester.

Please make sure your address is up to date. If you withdraw after advertised deadlines, your housing deposit will be forfeited and you may be subject to partial housing charges based on your date of withdrawal. Please refer to Simmons University Housing License Agreement for more information or contact Residence Life by phone at 617-521-1096 or via email.

Fall 2022 Room & Board Refund Schedule

Withdrawal Date% of Room and Board Refunded
4/30/22 - 5/14/22$250 Housing Deposit retained by the University
5/15/22 - 6/24/22$400 Administrative Fee plus $250 Housing Deposit retained by the University
6/25/22 - 7/14/22$600 Administrative Fee plus $250 Housing Deposit retained by the University
7/15/22 - 8/12/22$800 Administrative Fee plus $250 Housing Deposit retained by the University
8/13/2022 - 9/17/22$1,000 Administrative Fee plus $250 Housing Deposit retained by the University
9/18/22 - 9/24/2280% of room and board refunded*
9/25/22 - 10/1/2260% of room and board refunded*
10/2/22 - 10/8/202240% of room and board refunded*
10/9/22 - 10/14/202220% of room and board refunded*
On or After 10/15/22No Refund Given*

*All students who withdraw after the semester begins will also have their $250 Housing Deposit retained by the University.

Spring 2023 Room & Board Refund Schedule

Withdrawal Date% of Room and Board Refunded
11/11/22 - 12/10/22$250 Housing Deposit retained by the University
12/11/22 - 12/23/22$400 Administrative Fee plus $250 Housing Deposit retained by the University
12/24/22 - 12/30/22$600 Administrative Fee plus $250 Housing Deposit retained by the University
12/31/22 - 1/6/23$800 Administrative Fee plus $250 Housing Deposit retained by the University
1/7/23 - 1/20/23$1,000 Administrative Fee plus $250 Housing Deposit retained by the University
1/21/23 - 1/27/2380% of room and board refunded*
1/28/23 - 2/3/2360% of room and board refunded*
2/4/23 - 2/10/2340% of room and board refunded*
2/11/23 - 2/17/2320% of room and board refunded*
On or After 2/18/23No Refund Given*

*All students who withdraw after the semester begins will also have their $250 Housing 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.

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