Simpson College

Indianola, IA, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$22,005
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$39,144
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$39,144
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$8,380
Books and Supplies
$1,324
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: finaid@simpson.edu

Aid & Grants

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100
85%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
27%
Average Aid Per Year
$25,683
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
27%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,552
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$21,803
Students receiving state aid
37%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$5,985
Students receiving federal aid
36%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,552
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$31,456
$30k - $48k
$29,672
$48k - $75k
$27,283
$75k - $110k
$24,525
$110k+
$22,948
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$5,369,589

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
78%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,101
Students receiving federal loans
78%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$6,451
Average Other Loans Per Year
$8,561
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$22,117
Loan Default Rate
2%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$287

What Students Are Saying

3.63 Average Rating
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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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.
Alyssa from Limon, CO
Simpson is a great college academically. If you go to Simpson you know you're going to get one of the best educations you could pay for, which is priceless. Unfortunately, the food isn't that good and the tuition is ridiculously expensive.
Anna from Cedar Rapids, IA
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.
Brianna from Des Moines, IA
Simpson has helped me find myself. By that I mean, I found who I truly am. I am someone who loves to talk and new people. If I were to have chosen another school over Simpson, I may not have known that about myself. I would have been left with my same group of friends from high school, who have moved out of state, or all around the country; In simpler terms, I would not have made any new friends if it weren't for my choosing of Simpson.
Tori Caddell from Idianola, IA
The professors are very personable and the small class sizes allow for easy learning. Resources are easily obtainable and there are many free programs that the school provides, such as tutoring. There is free laundry and cheap parking fees. To top it off, there will be a new campus center opening October 2012 that has new dining options along with frozen yogurt.
Emily from Colorado Springs, CO
Awesome school all over!
Jordyn from Hartford, IA
The freshman dorms aren't the greatest, but they are a good environment to live in for your first year. They are very user friendly and are located in central campus so all of your classes are easy to find, as well as the food!
Rebecca from Indianola, IA

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