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Payment Policies

Charges for tuition, College fees, campus housing and any prior balance must be paid in full each semester before a student may attend class. A student's enrollment is complete and official when the student has submitted registration forms and has settled all charges with the Office of Student Financial Services.

Students must ensure that all financial obligations (including tuition, health insurance, housing charges, and other fees) will be met by the following dates:

Tuition Payment Deadlines

  • Summer 2013: As billed (late April/early May depending on your program)
  • Fall 2013: August 1, 2013 for undergraduate students and August 15, 2013 for graduate students
  • Spring 2014: December 16, 2013 for all students

Late Fees & Penalties

Payments received at the College after the due date on the billing statement are subject to late payment fees. An $100 late fee will be assessed if the balance is not paid in full by the tuition payment deadline.  Another $100 late fee will be assessed if the balance has not been paid in full by the first day of classes for that semester. 

Student Accounts must be paid in full before a student may attend class. Students who do not settle their accounts prior to the first day of classes may have their schedules cancelled and will have to select courses on a space-available basis.

Any account that is severely delinquent may be referred to a collection agency or lawyer for collection. Any expenses incurred by the College in doing so will be added to the due balance.

Simmons College reserves the right to suspend any or all of its privileges and services to students who have not met their financial obligations to the College. Such services include the release of academic transcripts, grades, references, and placement materials, as well as access to various campus offices and facilities. Please note that Simmons has no deferred-payment plans.  All College charges are payable by the applicable due dates, or the late payment fees will be applied.

Tuition Insurance

Every year thousands of college students across the country are unable to complete their classes for the semester due to a medical issue. Unfortunately, in many cases these families are unable to recoup all of their tuition dollars due to the timing of the event. Planning ahead now can help ease the financial burden if such an event were to occur. That is why Simmons College is pleased to make you aware of the Tuition Refund Insurance Plan. This is a private insurance program that complements and enhances our school's refund policy.

Tuition Refund Insurance can help refund the cost of attendance, up to policy limits, if a student is unable to complete classes for the semester due to a covered medical reason or death of the primary tuition payer. Covered medical reasons can include illness, accident, injury, or a mental health issue.

What Costs are Covered?

Tuition Refund Insurance covers the costs that may not be returned by the school. This can include funds paid from savings, student loans, college savings plans, or other means. Covered expenses include tuition, academic fees, room and board as well as other eligible education expenses.

What are the Policy Limits?

The basic policy covers up to $25,000 of out of pocket expenses per academic year (or $12,500 per semester). Higher policy limits are available by calling our Tuition Refund Insurance provider at (877) 445-0264. For more information please visit:

Questions?

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Need Help?

Please contact us at sfs@simmons.edu or 617-521-2001. More information can be found in our help section. This includes detailed contact information, FAQs, and links to other important sites and dates.

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