Tuition & Financial Aid


Tuition and Fees

Tuition for SocialWork@Simmons is based on the annual cost per credit multiplied by the total number of credits required to graduate.

ProgramCredits2024-2025 Cost per CreditTotal Cost
Advanced Standing

Please note that fees are subject to change and a moderate tuition increase should be expected each academic year. Tuition does not include the cost of books.

In addition to tuition, SocialWork@Simmons MSW students pay the following fees:

  • Practicum education fee – $75 per placement
  • Student fee – $70 per term

Financial Aid

U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply for scholarships and federal loans.

In order to be considered for federal student aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA code for Simmons University is 002208.

For more information on which FAFSA to complete based on your desired start date, visit the Financial Aid Checklist.

If you have additional questions about financial aid, visit the Student Financial Services website.


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.

Dean’s Scholarship

The Dean’s Scholarship rewards applicants with impressive academic backgrounds. All program applicants are considered as part of our admission process.

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.

Additional Resources

  • Military education benefits: If you are an active-duty service member, veteran, or eligible military family member, you may apply for benefits through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • Loan forgiveness and repayment assistance: As a social worker, you may explore options for loan forgiveness or repayment assistance.
  • Payment plans: Simmons offers a tuition payment plan to help you fund your tuition or supplement any remaining cost not covered by federal or private loans.

Learn more about these resources on our Financial Aid FAQ page.