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Simpson College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$38,492 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$28,974 tuition
$7,963 on campus room & board
$1,000 books
$555 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$38,492 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$28,974 tuition
$7,963 on campus room & board
$1,000 books
$555 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$15,788 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
99% of students receive aid
33% get federal aid ($3,944 avg)
49% get state aid ($3,582 avg)
100% get institn'l aid ($15,788 avg)
84% get loans ($8,402 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 4.75% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.75% 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 $18,783 100%
Federal Grant Aid $3,944 33%
Pell Grants $3,828 31%
Other Federal Grants $1,989 5%
Institution Grant Aid $15,788 100%
State Grant Aid $3,582 49%
Student Loans $8,402 84%
Federal Loans $6,555 83%
Other Loans $8,261 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 $333
Out of State $333


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Brianna from Des Moines, IA
  • Nov-27-2014 I am a current student here

    I've been at Simpson for one semester and in that one 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 theatre, 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. There's plenty of bang for what you pay.

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  • 4
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  • 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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  • 4
  • 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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  • 5
  • 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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  • 4
  • Jacob from Bettendorf, IA
  • Jan-07-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    A new list by Washington Monthly names Simpson College the 37th Best bang for the buck liberal arts school... in the nation! This is a remarkable achievement considering the size of Simpson College.

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