Financial Aid FAQ
Tuition and Billing
How much does the MPH@Simmons program cost?
Are there additional fees assessed on top of tuition?
How much is the tuition deposit, and when is it due?
Can I use financial aid to cover the deposit?
Will I be able to view my award package before submitting the deposit?
When will I receive a tuition bill and when is payment due?
What are the accepted forms of payment?
How does my employer go about paying the school?
Are payment plan options available for online students?
What are the consequences if my tuition bill is not paid when classes begin?
If I’m eligible to receive a refund, what is the process?
What is the Title IV Authorization?
Who can I contact at Simmons for billing and payment questions?
Simmons Student Portal/Account Set Up
What is the Simmons student portal?
How do I set up my Simmons Connection Account?
How do I set up my Simmons email address?
Financial Aid at Simmons
Does MPH@Simmons offer internal scholarships to online students?
Are there Simmons specific supplemental financial aid forms I need to complete?
What federal student aid is available to graduate students?
Why are graduate students not eligible for the Federal Pell Grant or the Federal Subsidized Loan?
Are there academic standards I must meet to continue to receive federal student aid?
What is the minimum number of credits required to receive federal student aid?
How do I determine full-time, part-time, or half-time enrollment in this program?
What are private loans?
Are private loans offered at Simmons?
How will I receive my financial aid award?
How do I accept my financial aid award?
Am I required to accept the full amount that I am offered on my award letter?
Does my Direct Loan eligibility cover the entire cost of the program?
How soon will loans disburse to my student account?
Can I use loans to cover additional expenses such as living expenses, books, supplies, etc.?
Is there an immersion required for this program? If so, will I be able to use the loan funds to cover these expenses?
Who can I contact at Simmons for financial aid questions?
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
What is the FAFSA?
Where can I find the FAFSA?
What is the Simmons FAFSA school code?
Do I need to include my social security number (SSN) in my application for admission to be eligible for aid?
Do I need my parents’ tax information to complete the FAFSA?
What is the Expected Family Contribution (EFC)?
When should I complete the FAFSA?
Do I need to complete the FAFSA each year?
What constitutes an academic year for federal student aid?
Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan
What is the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan?
What criteria is used to determine eligibility for federal student aid?
- Be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen
- Have a valid Social Security Number (SSN)
- Be registered with Selective Service, if you are male (must register between the ages of 18 and 25)
- Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an eligible degree program
- Be enrolled at least half-time in an eligible program
- Maintain satisfactory academic progress (SAP)
- Not currently be in default on previous federal student loans
- Not have exceeded the maximum aggregate loan limit