The Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences is committed to helping you achieve your professional and academic goals. To help ensure your success as a Nursing@Simmons student, we would like to share some information with you about potential financial aid opportunities.
Please follow these steps to apply for financial assistance:
Step 1: Ensure that Student Financial Services has your social security number, if you did not include it in the application.
Step 2: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Include the Simmons College school code which is 002208 to have your FAFSA information forwarded electronically to the Financial Aid Office for review.
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:
Forms can also be faxed or mailed to the Student Financial Services office. The mailing address and fax number can be found at the bottom of the Student Information Form.
Step 4: Receive your financial aid award letter.
Step 5: Complete Entrance Counseling and electronically sign the Master Promissory Note (MPN) online for the Direct Unsubsidized Loan at the Federal Student Loan site.
NOTE: Both the entrance counseling and the MPN need to be completed in order for funds to be disbursed to your student account.
Step 6: Receive your student account statement once you have registered for your courses.
Step 7: Evaluate your need for additional funding such as the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan through the Department of Education, or alternative/private loans through various private lenders.
Prior to borrowing through the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan Program, or any additional private/alternative loan, you may need to review credit reports for potential issues. Contact any of the following credit bureaus for information: Experian, Equifax, or TransUnion.