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Tuition and Financial Aid

For U.S. citizens and permanent residents, the options for financial assistance include federal loans, private loans, and grants. Awards vary from year to year depending on the number of applicants, their financial need, and available resources. We encourage applicants to apply for financial aid at the same time they apply to the School.

Graduate students must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), a Simmons Supplemental Information Form, and any additional supporting documents that may be required. Deadlines for financial aid application are March 1 for summer and fall terms, and October 1 for spring. Graduate students must maintain at least half-time enrollment status (five credits for fall and spring semesters and six credits for summer semester) to qualify for need-based aid.

Please note: FAFSA print applications typically take four to six weeks to process. Filing your FAFSA online expedites the processing time. You can file FAFSA online at The federal school code for Simmons is 002208.

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

Financial Aid for Non-Degree Students

Non-degree students are not eligible for Simmons College or federal financial aid. Individuals considering this status may apply for assistance through credit-based loan programs such as the TERI or PEP loan. Contact the Education Resources Institute, 617-426-0681 or 800-255-TERI for information regarding these loans.


Merit-based scholarships are available in all programs. Awards can range from $500 - $5000 per semester. All applicants are automatically considered for merit scholarships; no additional paperwork is required beyond the application for admission. Qualified applicants should apply early to ensure the availability of funding.

Merit Awards

Merit awards are available in all CAS graduate programs. Students will be considered for awards at time of acceptance — no additional paperwork is necessary. Qualifications for awards vary by program and range from $500 to $5000 per semester. Some programs offer larger awards from endowed funds.

Tuition — Behavior Analysis

Tuition — Education

Tuition — Liberal Arts

2014-2015 Tuition — Liberal Arts
(Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Summer 2015)

Tuition $990 per credit hour
Activity Fees $50 per semester
Room and Board (Fall and Spring) $7,688 per semester
Health Center Fee
(mandatory for students living on campus)
$395 per semester
Health Insurance** $4,190 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.

2013-2014 Tuition — Liberal Arts
(Fall 2013, Spring 2014 , Summer 2014 )

Tuition $975 per credit hour
Activity Fees $50 per semester
Room and Board (Fall and Spring) $7,500 per semester
Health Center Fee
(mandatory for students living on campus)
$385 per semester
Health Insurance $4,190 per year
Study Abroad Fee $400 per semester

Tuition — Dual Degree Program

(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 $1,162 $50

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