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Investing in Your Future

College is an investment in you. Student Financial Services works with students and their families to explain tuition, payment plans, loans, and scholarships.

Remember that no matter what college you choose, you should base your decision on value—the combination of cost, aid, scholarships, and expected return on your educational investment. Don't sacrifice your dreams, career and earning potential, and satisfaction in life by choosing a college based on cost alone. It's your future, and you're worth it.

Student Financial Services works with students and their families to help manage the cost of college. Our diverse student body represents a healthy mix of socio-economic backgrounds—approximately 97% of first year students receive some form of financial assistance. The following information provides an overview of Simmons tuition and fees, scholarships, and financial aid. For more information about financial aid, including scholarships, loans, and work-study, visit our Student Financial Services website.


Summer 2014

Fee Type Summer 2014
Undergraduate (traditional and Dix Scholar non-Nursing) $1073 per credit
Undergraduate (traditional and Dix Scholar Nursing) $1178 per credit
Anatomy Course Fee $565
Residence Fee - Single Room $180 per week
Residence Fee - Double Room $135 per week

Tuition (Non-Nursing) for 2014-2015

In 2014-2015, the expenses for a typical full-time undergraduate resident student who is a non-Nursing major are $49,966. If you are a Dix Scholar, your cost will be dependent on how many courses you take. For a Dix Scholar, your costs will be listed in brackets.

Fee Type Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Total
Undergraduate Non-Nursing Full-time Tuition $17,600 $17,600 $35,200
[Part-time Undergrad. / Dix Tuition] [$1100 per credit] [$1100 per credit] -
Undergraduate Room/Board $6868 $6868 $13,736
[Dix Scholars 10-month housing contract] [$7688] [$7688] [$15,376]
Activity Fee $130 $130 $260
Health Center Fee $385 $385 $770
Health Insurance** - - $2549
Study Abroad Fee* $420 $420 -
Undergraduate (Non-Nursing) Total $24,983 $24,983 $49,966

*if studying abroad for a particular semester

**Health insurance is charged once per year to any student enrolled in 9 or more credits. If you do not wish to enroll in the school provided plan, please waive it at The waiver must be completed once a year, by the deadline. Please visit our Medical Insurance page for more information. Also please note this charge reflects the 2013-2014 rate and is not included in the total cost calculation.


We believe that your exceptional talents and promise should be rewarded. So while we offer a wide range of need-based options for your financial aid, we also offer merit-based awards, which are determined without regard to your financial circumstances, range from $2,000 to full tuition, do not need to be repaid, and most of which are renewable for four years. They are based on a student's academic achievement, leadership, and other talents.

Learn more on the Student Financial Services website:

Financial Aid

Academic excellence and financial need are used to determine each student's financial-aid package. Simmons offers scholarships, loans, grants, and work-study to help families finance a college education.

Applying for financial aid is easy. Just submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at and a Simmons Student Information Form. There is no need to submit a CSS/PROFILE to apply for aid from Simmons. Federal income tax returns will be requested if you are chosen for verification.

Learn more about applying for Financial Aid