Financial Aid and Scholarships for International Students
International students do not receive need-based aid, but are eligible for merit scholarships. Students will be automatically reviewed for merit aid with submission of an application.
Scholarships available to international students
First year students are eligible for merit scholarships up to $30,000 a year, renewable for all four years. First year students applying for the fall semester, including international applicants, are eligible to apply for the Simmons Distinguished Scholar Award, formerly known as the Kotzen Scholarship. This is a highly prestigious and competitive award offered each year. These students showcase high academic achievement and have an impressive track record of community engagement and leadership. Learn more about the requirements and application process for the Distinguised Scholar Award. Transfer, Dix, and spring semester applicants are not eligible.
Transfer students are eligible for merit scholarships up to $20,000 per year. Transfer students applying for either fall and spring are not eligible for the Simmons Distinguished Scholar Award.
Dix scholars are eligible for merit scholarships up to $10,000 for the first four consecutive semesters of enrollment). Dix scholars are not eligible for the Simmons Distinguished Scholar Award.
Scholarships NOT available to international students
International students are not eligible for the Boston Scholarship. This scholarship is for domestic applicants who attend Boston Public or Charter schools.
Are Accelerated Programs considered scholarships?
No, our Accelerated Programs–including our 3+1 Masters in Public Policy, 3+1 Masters in Library Science, 3+1 Masters in Social Work, 3+1 Masters in Public Health, and 3+2 Engineering Dual Degrees–are not scholarships. While the accelerated timelines of these programs offer numerous financial benefits, students do not receive additional funding for these programs outside of our merit scholarships. If you have questions about any of these programs, feel free to reach out to your admissions counselor.