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Tuition & Financial Aid

Overview

For all scholarships indicated below, only on-time complete applicants who meet the specific criteria stated for each award/program will be considered for these competitive awards.

Dean's Scholarships

A limited number of Dean's merit scholarships are offered by SNHS. Newly admitted Direct Entry nursing and DPT applicants who will be enrolled full-time are automatically considered for merit scholarships at the time of application review. Although not the only requirement, applicants must have a 3.5 overall GPA and a 3.5 GPA in the science prereqs.  No separate application is required for these competitive awards. Selected students will be informed of such awards in their letters of admission.

Accepted students may defer their enrollment for one academic year but the scholarship does not automatically carry forward to the future term of enrollment. Students will be re-considered. The new award amount may be different than the original award depending upon the competitiveness of the new applicant pool. Awards are canceled if a student withdraws, takes a Leave of Absence or is academically dismissed from the program.

City Year Scholarships

Any new applicant to the Direct Entry (DE) Nursing program or to any of the Nutrition programs(MS, DPD,CSN, DI) who has been employed or is a graduate of City Year is eligible for an application fee waiver. Please call the Office of Admission to obtain the application fee waiver code to enter into your admission application

Special scholarships are also available to City Year staff and graduates. These awards are designated for three specific SNHS academic programs. Awards will be made to two newly accepted Direct Entry (DE) students each year: 25% of tuition for the first three academic semesters (not summer) of full-time enrollment. Application fee waivers are provided unless SNHS converts to NURCAS, a vendor which does not grant application fee waivers on behalf of colleges. Newly accepted students may defer their enrollment for one academic year but the scholarship does not automatically carry forward to the future term of enrollment. Students will be re-considered. The new award amount may be different than the original award depending upon the competitiveness of the new applicant pool. Awards are canceled if a student withdraws, takes a Leave of Absence or is academically dismissed from the program.

Awards will be made to two newly accepted DPT students each year: 25% of tuition for the duration of the DPT program (academic semesters not summer). Application fee waivers cannot be offered since SNHS subscribes to PTCAS, a vendor which does not grant application fee waivers on behalf of colleges. Accepted students may defer their enrollment for one academic year but the scholarship does not automatically carry forward to the future term of enrollment. Students will be re-considered. The new award amount may be different than the original award depending upon the competitiveness of the new applicant pool. Awards are canceled if a student withdraws, takes a Leave of Absence or is academically dismissed from the program.

An award will be made to one newly accepted student to the MS in Nutrition program (no other nutrition program option or combination of nutrition programs) each year: 25% of tuition for the first two semesters of full time enrollment (academic semesters not summer). Application fee waivers will be provided. Newly accepted students may defer their enrollment for one academic year but the scholarship does not automatically carry forward to the future term of enrollment. Students will be re-considered. The new award amount may be different than the original award depending upon the competitiveness of the new applicant pool. Awards are canceled if a student withdraws, takes a Leave of Absence or is academically dismissed from the program.

Eligibility for City Year Scholarships:
Individuals must submit all application materials by the designated application deadline. Applicants must self-identify of their City Year employment in their resume or essay. Applicants must request employment verification from City Year which needs to be submitted by the application deadline date. Applicants should contact the SNHS Office of Admission to obtain the application fee waiver code: 617-521-2506 or
snhs@simmons.edu.

Awards are designed for City Year members or alumna/us who have had at least one year of service or a City Year staff member employed for at least two years. Applicants must have a minimum accumulative GPA of 3.5 and a 3.5 GPA in admission science prerequisites.

Futher details about the City Year Partnership can be found on the City Year website.

Segal Americorps Education Matching Program

Any new applicant to the Direct Entry (DE) Nursing program or to any of the Nutrition programs(MS, DPD,CSN, DI) who has been employed or is a graduate of City Year is eligible for an application fee waiver. Please call the Office of Admission to obtain the application fee waiver code to enter into your admission application

The School of Nursing and Health Sciences values the unique Americorps experience of community service and leadership. In partnership with Americorps, SNHS will award a total of three scholarships(one in each designated SNHS program) to Americorps alumni who have been newly accepted on a full-time basis to one of three programs: Nutrition and Health Promotion (MS only); Nursing (Direct Entry MS only) and Physical Therapy (DPT). A scholarship will be awarded to one accepted student in each of these programs. No more than one scholarship will be awarded for each program each year.

Eligibility for Segal Americorps Scholarships:

Americorps alumni must have completed a minimum of one year of Americorps Service, earned a 3.5 GPA in the prerequsite courses for the specified program and an overall GPA of 3.5 in undegraduate studies. Applicants must be admitted to/enrolled full-time on a continuous basis in one of the programs listed above.

No separate application is required. Applicants must indicate on their resume their participation in Americorps. One recommendation must be from an Americorps supervisor.

Currently, the application fee is waived for nutrition and nursing candidates. The application fee cannot be waived for DPT applicnts since PTCAS, the application vendor, does not honor college application fee waivers. For 2015 onward, the nursing program may also transition to a central application system and thus the application fee cannot be waived. Applicants should contact the Office of Admission for the application fee waiver code: 617-521-2605 or snhs@simmons.edu.

Assistantships

Assistantships for accepted nursing,nutrition and physical therapy students are determined after a student has been enrolled. Stipends are merit-based and depend on faculty needs and individual student skills.

Scholarships and assistantships alone will not cover the entire cost of tuition or other educational expenses.

SNHS merit scholarships and assistantships are not available for the Certificate in Sports Nutrition (CSN),DNP, Ph. D. in Health Professions , any CAGS or other certificate programs.

Financial Aid low-interest loans are available for U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Please also see our list of other financial resources.

Tuition & Fees

(Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Summer 2015)

Tuition is calculated on a per credit basis each semester. Below you will find a listing of the tuition rates for your school. The activity fee is mandatory for all students, so it has been included below. For a listing of all other fees, including room and board and health insurance, please see "2014-2015 Fees".

Physical Therapy $1,147 per credit hour
Nutrition $1,115 per credit hour
Doctor of Nursing Practice $1,234 per credit hour
Direct Entry
$1,246 per credit hour
RN-MSN $1,246 per credit hour
PhD in Health Professions $1,115 per credit hour
Activity Fee $100 per semester
Human Anatomy Laboratory Fee (one-time fee for PT students only) $750

2014-2015 Nursing@Simmons

Master of Science in Nursing $1,246 per credit hour
R.N. to M.S.N. $1,246 per credit hour
R.N. to B.S.N. $1208 per credit hour plus a one-time $1000 fee for the clinical professional reflection
Activity Fee $100 per semester

2014-2015 C.A.G.S. in Health Profession Education

Application Fee* $50
Total cost of program $14,000

*These figures reflect the 2013-2014 rates. Rates for the 2014-2015 academic year will be provided as soon as they become available.

2014-2015 Fees

The following fees will only be assessed if applicable to your situation. Please note, health insurance is automatically added to the bill only if the student is enrolled full time (9 or more credits). If a full time student does not wish to use the school provided health insurance, they must complete the waiver form online, each academic year, at www.universityhealthplans.com.

 

Simmons College does not offer health insurance coverage to students enrolled in less than 9 credits OR the dependent(s) of any Simmons College student.

Room and Board (Fall and Spring) $7,688 per semester
Room and Board (Summer - Single) $180 per week
Room and Board (Summer - Double) $135 per week
Health Center Fee
(mandatory for students living on campus)
$395 per semester
Health Insurance $4,365 per year
Study Abroad Fee $420 per semester