In 2022, tuition for full-time students at Simmons University was $42,920 a year.
In 2022, tuition increased 2.5%–from $41,872 the prior year. On average, college tuition rises about 3% year.
If this information makes going to college seem daunting, remember, the "sticker price" of tuition does not always give you all the info you need to know how much you will actually have to pay for college. Many students pay a lot less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are awarded. Additionally, student loans can make theactual cost of attending college more manageable until after graduation.
Simmons University is a private, nonprofit institution, which means it has the same tuition for students from Massachusetts as it does for students who live in other states.
Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. Public, state schools can offer lower tuition for students who meet the requirements for in-state residency.
Attending a college where you are eligible for in-state tuition can drastically reduce the overall cost of college. Take the time to verify your state's rules for in-state tuition. Every state has its own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. The most common requirement is that students must have lived in the state for a full year before starting school. There may be other criteria as well, depending on where you live.
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Simmons University has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.
International students usually do not qualify for for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but should research private or Simmons University-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities.. International students who demonstrate financial need may qualify for the following types of financial support at Simmons University:
•Simmons University-specific scholarships
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships.
In addition to the cost of tuition, there are other costs associated with college, like room and board, facility fees, and books and supplies. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Simmons University.
Room and board at Simmons University is $16,368 a year. This includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a dining plan that allows you to eat all or some of your meals the school dining facilities.
Board costs vary based on on the numnber of meals you intend to eat on-campus
First-year students are sometimes surprised by how much books and supplies cost–and not in a good way. The actual cost of books and supplies depends on the courses you take and what kinds of books and materials they require. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy used textbooks and materials.
Most schools also have fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.
Keep in mind, there could also be additional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or playing on an intramural sports team. Most colleges offer resources so that those who may struggle to participate because of cost can find ways to lower or eliminate these fees.
The cost of getting around in college can really vary. Will you take a subway, car or an airplane to get to school? Is on-campus parking free, or will you need to budget for parking? Is the campus easy to get around on foot? Do you plan to bring a car or are you planning to use public transportation? All of these factors can drastically impact your transportation budget. Keeping in mind, first-year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.
The location of a college or university can impact transportation costs. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the other hand transportation in an urban area might be costly, but cities may offer more buses, trains or low-cost flight options to actually get to school. Simmons Universityis located in a urban setting in Massachusetts, not far from Boston.
When you're planning for college, don’t forget to leave some room in your budget for personal expenses, like movies, takeouts, furniture or appliances for your dorm or housing, and essentials like laundry detergent, toothpaste and toilet paper.
Now, let’s do a rundown of all of the costs associated with college, to get a better idea of what is really costs to go to Simmons University.
What will the cost of attending Simmons University be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$16,368|
The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.
|Total Estimated Costs|
The breakdowns above provide a good estimate of the total cost of attendance before financial aid and scholarships. Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.
Simmons University’s tuition and fees change based on: •Academic program for part-time students
The majority of Simmons University undergrads use financial aid to help pay for school. In 2022, 1,217 of the 1,748 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Simmons University meets 85% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $42,080 a year. Around 77% of Simmons University undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Simmons University graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $36,620 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Simmons University-Specific Loans||$5,000|
|Most Common Loans for Simmons University Students|
Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on Simmons University financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.
Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.
In 2022, Simmons University awarded 1,216 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $41.5 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $11.57 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.
The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.
Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for Simmons University students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.
When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.
The average amount of financial aid received by a full-time first year student with demonstrated need at Simmons University was $42,080 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Simmons University seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
What will attending Simmons University really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.
As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families make more informed decisions about the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Simmons University's net cost calculator on their website.
Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.
Simmons University offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows students to pay tuition in a series of smaller chunks instead of one lump sum.
Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups, to reduce the total cost of attendance. Some schools offer tuition waivers for faculty, staff, and their families , underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student.
Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.
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