Simmons University cost of living

Cost of living in Boston

You’ll want to be sure that you can afford to live comfortably when you study abroad in the USA. There are costs to consider beyond tuition fees. Find out more about cost of living expenses for students in Boston.

Approximate annual cost of Simmons University in Boston

  • Tuition, fees and insurance from $50,609 
  • Student housing and meal plans from $17,104 
  • Books and supplies from $1,280 
  • Living expenses from $2,550 

Total before scholarship: $71,543 

50% tuition scholarship: – $22,104 

Approximate total with tuition scholarship: from $49,439

Living expenses

To get your US student visa, you’ll need to provide proof that you have enough money to support your living expenses — in addition to university tuition and fees.   

Transportation and personal expenses  

From $2,550* 

Exact transportation costs will depend on how frequently you use Boston public transportation, such as the bus, train and subway.  

Outside of local transportation, your personal spending budget will include costs such as: 

  • Groceries 
  • Off-campus meals 
  • Off-campus events  
  • Shopping 
  • Tourist attractions 
  • Domestic travel 

How much you budget for personal expenses will depend on your individual lifestyle. 

*Prices are estimates and are subject to change. 

Example costs in Boston
  • Meal at an inexpensive restaurant | $20

  • Cappuccino | $4.76 

  •  One-way ticket on public transport | $2.40 

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Why invest in studying abroad?  

Earning your degree in the USA can be expensive, but the prestige of a US degree and the potential financial and personal benefits make it a worthwhile investment. 

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As an international student at Simmons, you’ll learn the skills you need to make a difference in the world. 

Any other questions

Can I start my career in the USA after graduation?  

Yes, the US government offers an OPT (Optional Practical Training) program, which allows international students to work in the USA for 1 year after they graduate. Eligible STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) degrees extend OPT to 3 years of employment after graduation. 

More than 200,000 international students work in the USA as part of the OPT program each year. 

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Can I work part-time while I study at Simmons?  

Yes, while you are a student at Simmons, you may apply and be hired for an on-campus job, working a maximum of 20 hours per week. On-campus employment is a great way to build experience while also earning money to help offset tuition fees and pay for personal expenses. 

Is cost-of-living funding available through Kaplan? 

While we do not provide grants or funding to support cost of living, the Simmons Kaplan Women’s Leadership Scholarship gives students who apply to Simmons through Kaplan the opportunity to receive a renewable 50% tuition scholarship. 

Is studying abroad in the USA worth it?  

Yes! The USA is the world’s #1 destination for international students, in large part because a US degree is an excellent investment in your future. Earning your degree in the US shows future employers that you don’t shy away from challenges and that you’re a global citizen, making you highly employable in today’s international economy. Studying abroad can also help you grow, discover your capabilities, and enjoy a successful career.