Tuition & Financial Aid

At the Graduate School of Social Work, our goal is to help you earn a powerful return on your educational investment. We do that by providing a personal environment that is challenging yet supportive, combined with professional preparation and a high quality education that will help you achieve a successful, meaningful career.

(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".

SSW $970 per credit hour
Activity Fee $50 per semester
Field Education Fee $50 per field placement

2014-2015 SocialWork@Simmons**

Tuition $970 per credit hour
Activity Fee $100 per semester

**SocialWork@Simmons students are not eligible to enroll in the school health insurance plan.

Dual Degree Programs

(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".

Graduate Program Combinations
Tuition (per credit hour)
Activity Fee (per semester)
Library & Information Science History $1162 $50
Library & Information Science Children's Literature $975 $50
Education English $990 $50
Education Gender Cultural Studies $990 $50
Education History $990 $50
Education Children's Literature $990 $50
Children's Literature English $990 $50
Master of Science & Mgmt Gender Cultural Studies $1,112 $100
Management Library & Information Science $1,162 $100
Management Social Work $1,344 $50

2014-2015 Fees

The following fees will only be assed to your account 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 waive it once a year at www.universityhealthplans.com.
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* $4,190 per year
Health Insurance for each additional family member* $6,751 per year
Study Abroad Fee $420 per semester

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

Financial Aid

For U.S. citizens and permanent residents, the options for financial assistance include federal loans, grants, and scolarships. Awards vary from year to year depending on the number of applicants, their financial need, and available resources. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for financial aid at the same time they apply to Simmons.

A complete application includes the Simmons Application for Graduate Financial Aid, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and any additional supporting documents that may be required. Priority deadlines for financial aid application are March 1 for the fall and October 1 for the spring.

For more information, including the graduate student Guide to Applying for Financial Aid, visit the Simmons Student Financial Services web site.

Additional Financing

Scholarship aid is awarded based on academic merit. Since scholarship funds are not available to meet the needs of every student, we strongly recommend that you consider all types of assistance.

The following web sites may prove helpful in financing your graduate education:

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