An Affordable Education

Simmons College of Kentucky is committed to providing an affordable education for all students. Average annual tuition and fee costs for four-year colleges and universities in Kentucky total $8,704. Simmons provides an affordable alternative with annual tuition and fees priced at a reasonable $5,310. With small class sizes and a dedicated faculty, Simmons college provides low price and great value.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid

To determine eligibility for federal, state and Simmons College scholarship and grant programs, ALL students are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is a short assessment of financial need and can be completed in just a few minutes. It is best to complete your FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1st of each year as some funds are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

To complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid, login at Even if you’ve not made a final decision on your preferred college, you should complete your FAFSA as soon as possible.

Simmons College of Kentucky’s Federal School Code: 041780

NOTE: Some students are required to provide parent information on the FAFSA.  The FAFSA website guides you through to determine if you are considered a Dependent student (need parent information) or an Independent student.

How To Apply for Financial Aid 2017-2018

Financial Aid Options

Simmons College of Kentucky students have various options to pay for college.  A few of the most common grant and scholarship programs include the following:

Pell Grants

Pell Grants are federally funded and awarded based on financial need. For the 2016-2017 academic year, the award maximum is $5,815 per year, which could cover the entire cost of tuition and fees (based on 12 credit hours per semester). Eligibility is determined based on your FAFSA results.

Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES)

For residents of Kentucky, you may also be eligible for a KEES scholarship. Funds are awarded for each year of high school in which you earn a 2.5 or better GPA. For example, if you have a 2.7 GPA in the 9th grade, you would be eligible for $175/year for four years of college. Students are eligible for bonus awards based on ACT scores ranging from $36/year for a 15 to $500/year for a 25 or higher.

Please visit the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) website at to see if you are eligible.

College Access Program Grant

CAP Grants are awarded in amounts up to $1,900 by the state of Kentucky to financially needy undergraduate students as determined by FAFSA results. Students must be carry a minimum of six (6) credit hours and be enrolled in an eligible Bachelor or Associate of Arts degree program. Additional information can be found at

Simmons Scholars

The Simmons Scholars program provides first-generation college students from underserved communities with full range of financial and emotional support services to facilitate the transition to college. Scholars receive a minimum of one-year, books, meals, supplies, dormitory accommodations, tutoring, leadership training, professional mentors and potential access to summer employment.

Eligible students must be 18-25 with a high school diploma or GED. The must also be enrolled as a full-time student and commit to participate in community service program.

Employer Tuition Programs

Many companies reimburse employees for tuition costs based on attainment of a minimum grade point average. If you are currently working, check with your employer.

Simmons College of Kentucky is an eligible Earn & Learn site through the United Parcel Service  (UPS).  For more information visit the UPS website

Other Resources and Links

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  Off-Campus Independent Commuter Dependent Commuter
Tuition and Fees 5,310 5,310 5,310
Books and Supplies 1,000 1,000 1,000
Room and Board 6,328 4,112 3,164
Transportation 1,760 1,760 1,760
Personal/Misc. 2,270 2,270 1,134
Total 16,668 14,452 12,368


Hours Tuition Fees Tuition + Fees
15 3075 195 3270
12 2460 195 2655
9 1845 195 2040
6 1230 195 1425
3 615 195 810