Tuition & Financial Aid


Reducing Tuition: Our Commitment to Access

The Simmons community is dedicated to increasing access to the advanced nursing professions. To support the career goals of more RNs, we are lowering tuition rates by $200 per credit. This tuition reduction lowers the total cost of the current MSN — FNP tuition by $9,600. This new, reduced rate benefits all students enrolled in the FNP program.

Join us in the upcoming cohort to be considered for up to $15,000 in scholarship awards, including the new Healthcare Heroes scholarship.

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Nursing@Simmons tuition is $1,210 per credit hour for the 2021-2022 academic year (September 2021-August 2022).

Students will complete a total of 48 credit hours. A moderate increase in tuition should be expected each academic year. Tuition includes assessments, technology platform licensing, and support. Tuition does not include the cost of books, travel for campus immersions, and the $168 student fee per term.

Financing Your Degree

As a Nursing@Simmons student, you have various options to fund your degree.

Financial aid and other educational funding options include:


Nursing@Simmons offers scholarship opportunities to qualified applicants. These include the $5,000 Simmons Future Leader Scholarship, the $10,000 Dean’s Scholarship, and the $15,000 Healthcare Hero Scholarship. Students admitted to the upcoming cohort are eligible to receive up to $15,000 in scholarships.

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 you to apply for financial aid at the same time you apply for Nursing@Simmons.

To be eligible for loans, applicants must be accepted into the program, enrolled at least half time, and current on payments for any previous Federal Stafford or Perkins loans.

Applicants must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and any additional supporting documents that may be required. The FAFSA code for Simmons University is 002208. Filing your FAFSA online expedites the processing time. Submit your FAFSA via the Department of Education’s website at

Visit the Student Financial Services website for additional details regarding general financial aid information, specific information for online students, and loan options, or call 1-617-521-2001.

Payment Plan

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 is an interest-free alternative that allows students to spread any balance over three months (bridge students), or four months (non-bridge students). Students must sign up for the 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 site for more information on setting up a payment plan.

Other Resources

Additional scholarships and grants, sponsored by health-related foundations and professional organizations, may be available. The School of Nursing does not have a relationship with any of these groups and does not recommend any particular program. Conditions and availability of the resources listed may change, so it is important to contact each specific agency for current information.

View a list of additional funding resources that you may be eligible to receive. Application deadlines are often in the spring for the following year, so search early if you are interested in receiving funding.

In addition, you may be eligible for tuition assistance from your employer. Talk with your human resources personnel or the benefits administrator at your place of employment to learn about any tuition benefits that may be available.

Loan Forgiveness

For more general information about student loan repayment, to access loan repayment calculators, and to learn more about loan forgiveness or income-driven repayment plans, please visit the the Department of Education’s Loan Repayment Information page.

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Financial Aid FAQs

Request more information about Nursing@Simmons, or speak with an Admission Counselor at 1-855-461-7466.