Tuition and Financial Aid


SocialWork@Simmons tuition is $1,010 per credit hour for students starting in the 2016-2017 academic year (September 2016-August 2017). Students in the advanced standing program complete 37 credits, while students in the traditional program complete 65 credits. Students also must pay a field education fee of $52 per placement and a $52 student fee per term.

Financial Aid

U.S. citizens and permanent residents have several options for funding, including federal loans, grants, and scholarships. In order to be considered for these opportunities, candidates must apply for financial aid:

We recommend that candidates apply for financial aid when applying to SocialWork@Simmons.

Download the Online Graduate Financial Aid Award Guide.

For more information or questions about financial aid, visit Simmons Student Financial Services or call 1-855-523-7779.

Military Financial Aid

Simmons offers benefits and financial aid to active duty service members, veterans, and eligible military family members. SocialWork@Simmons students are eligible for benefits offered through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Benefits may include:

Information about all benefits available to service members and veterans, including grants and loans specific to military branches, is available at the Veterans Benefits Administration page.

Additional funding for military personnel also may be available. If you have questions, visit the Veterans Benefits page.

Loan Forgiveness

Candidates may want to consider applying for loan forgiveness through one of these programs:

Additional information on loan forgiveness is available here.

Payment Plans

Simmons also offers a payment plan that students can take advantage of to cover the cost of tuition or supplement any remaining cost not covered by federal or private loans. The Higher One Tuition Payment Plan is an interest-free alternative that allows students to spread any balance over four months. Students must sign up for the four-month payment plan well in advance of the bill due date to avoid late penalties. There is a $35 application fee each term that students choose to set up the payment plan.

Our Admissions Counselors are available to tell you more about how you can finance your Simmons MSW. Contact us at 1-855-523-7779 or

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