Tuition & Financial Aid


BehaviorAnalysis@Simmons tuition is $1,110 per credit hour for the 2022-2023 academic year. Students must complete 42 credits throughout the program. Tuition does not include the cost of books and an activity fee. The activity fee is $125 per term for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Please note that fees are subject to change and a moderate tuition increase should be expected each year.

Tuition and the Supervised Field Experience

Unlike many master’s in behavior analysis programs, BehaviorAnalysis@Simmons includes all the supervised fieldwork hours required to take the BCBA® exam.

This comprehensive curricular approach starts with support from our placement team. For students who are not working in the field or are working at a site that does not meet the BACB’s® experience standards, the placement team will offer assistance in finding an approved site.

The program’s total tuition is inclusive of the supervised fieldwork experience. With the supervised fieldwork experience included, students will not have to spend time or money meeting experience hours outside of the program.

The table below demonstrates how supervised field experience hours and credits contribute to the total cost and requirements for the program.


Cost per credit (2022-2023 academic year)


Supervised field experience credits



Coursework credits



Total credits


Supervised field experience cost



Coursework cost



Total tution

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Financial Aid

BehaviorAnalysis@Simmons applicants should consider starting the financial aid process as early as possible. To apply, please complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA code for Simmons University is 002208.

The FAFSA must be completed each academic year in order to remain eligible for federal student aid. Please reference the chart below to determine which FAFSA to complete based on your desired start date.

StartTermFAFSA Year
September 2022
January 2023
May 2023
2022-2023 & 2023-2024
September 2023
January 2024
May 2024
2023-2024 & 2024-2025

Please note: Students who plan to start the program in the May cohort must complete both the current academic year FAFSA and the upcoming academic year FAFSA.

For more information or questions about financial aid, visit Simmons Student Financial Services.

Military Financial Aid

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

Information about benefits available to service members and veterans is available at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Additional funding for military personnel may also be available. For more information, visit our Veterans Benefits page.


Scholarships are available to students admitted to the program. Availability of scholarships may vary term-to-term and amounts vary depending on the type of scholarship awarded and the budget available.

Simmons Future Leader Scholarships

All program applicants are considered for Simmons Future Leader Scholarships as part of our admission process. Through this scholarship opportunity, we recognize diverse candidates who will actively participate in the program, meaningfully contribute to their cohorts, and go on to lead in their careers.

We encourage you to apply or contact an admission counselor to learn more about your eligibility for a scholarship. 

You may also want to consider pursuing outside scholarships to help fund your education. These may be available through your employer, community organizations, or civic groups. We recommend searching for scholarships as early as possible so you can be adequately prepared for your desired cohort start date.

To offset the cost of applying, attend one of our webinar events and our admission team will waive your application fee.

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 Tuition Management Systems® (TMS) 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. Visit the Tuition Management Systems website for more information on setting up a payment plan.

Our admission counselors are available to speak with you further about additional financial aid options that may be available to you. Contact us at 1-844-622-2872 or email us.

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