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Simpson College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$45,092 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$35,209 tuition
$7,963 on campus room & board
$1,253 books and supplies
$667 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$45,092 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$35,209 tuition
$7,963 on campus room & board
$1,253 books and supplies
$667 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$19,707 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
99% of students receive aid
27% get federal aid ($4,034 avg)
44% get state aid ($5,020 avg)
100% get institn'l aid ($19,707 avg)
78% get loans ($8,894 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 4.99% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.99% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $23,011 100%
Federal Grant Aid $4,034 27%
Pell Grants $3,679 27%
Other Federal Grants $1,191 9%
Institution Grant Aid $19,707 100%
State Grant Aid $5,020 44%
Student Loans $8,894 78%
Federal Loans $6,443 77%
Other Loans $9,830 20%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: April 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Does Simpson College offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
701 North C St
Indianola, IA 50125
(515) 961-6251
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $397
Out of State $397


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Sam
  • Mar-09-2017 I am a current student here

    Simpson is expensive so definitely make sure that you want to go there and if you do make friends with he financial aid department. For the amount of money that is spent on tuition we could have a wider variety of classes/ more challenging courses to take. The numerous opportunities for study abroad to make up for some of the expensive and being able to partake in undergraduate research.

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  • Brianna from Des Moines, IA
  • Nov-27-2014 I am a current student here

    I've been at Simpson for one year and in that first semester I've taught a class of peers, won four trophies in a speech competition halfway across the country, learned how to use power tools in the theater, and met with people who have careers in the field I'm looking into. There's so much opportunity to amount to something on this campus, it's insane. The second semester was just as amazing where I even ended the last month with a 3 week job in my fields of study. There's plenty of bang for what you pay.

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  • N/A
  • Apr-08-2014 I am a current student here

    In fact, 99 percent of Simpson students receive some form of financial aid. Their goal is to make sure financial barriers never keep bright, motivated students from attending Simpson. Simpson offers a variety of merit- and need-based scholarships. Financial assistance also comes in the form of grants, loans and work programs.

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  • Alyssa from Limon, CO
  • Mar-18-2014 I am a current student here

    Simpson appears to be pretty expensive, but they hand out plenty of financial aid! It's definitely worth it for the education and preparation for the future that the college gives you.

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  • Jordan from Norwalk, IA
  • Jan-26-2014 I am a current student here

    Expensive but with an academic rigor like this you are definitely getting the education you paid for.

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