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Simpson University Tuition Information

In 2017, tuition for full-time students at Simpson University was $29,750 a year. On average, college tuition rises about 3 percent a year.

If these numbers feel scary, remember, the total cost of tuition isn't necessarily what you will have to pay to attend a school. Many students pay far less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. Plus, student loans can make the amount you do have to pay for college more manageable.

In-state vs. Out-of-state Tuition at Simpson University

Simpson University is a private, religious institution, so it has the same tuition for residents of California as it does for residents from other states.

Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. These institutions offer reduced tuition for students who are residents of that state.

Attending a school where you qualify for in-state tuition can save significant money on the overall cost of college. Every state has their own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. In many states, students must have lived in the state for 12 months before starting school to qualify for in-state tuition

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Simpson University International Student Tuition

Tuition at Simpson University is the same for all students.

International students are not eligible for federal financial aid, but may be eligible for school-specific aid and scholarships. International students with need may be eligible for the following types of financial support:

On-campus jobs

Athletic Awards

Simpson University-specific scholarships

International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships and athletic awards.

Simpson University Living Expenses and Other Costs

In addition to tuition, there are other costs associated with college, like room and board, facility fees, and books and supplies.

Room and Board at Simpson University

Room and board at Simpson University is $8,724 a year. This includes the cost of living in dorms or other campus housing, plus a meal plan that allows you to eat in the school dining facilities.

Board costs may vary depending on how many meals are included in the meal plan you choose.

Cost of Books at Simpson University

The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. The actual cost of books depends on the courses you take and the materials required.

Yearly Fees

Most schools also have fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs. Full-time undergrads at Simpson University pay $450 in fees each academic year.

There may also be optional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or playing on an intramural sports team, may mean additional fees.

Transportation costs

The total cost of transportation in college can really vary. It depends on if you drive or fly to get to school, own a car, or if you prefer to walk or take public transportation to get around campus.

A school's location can impact transportation costs. The Simpson University campus is in a suburban setting in California. First-year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Other College Costs

When creating a budget for college, don’t forget to leave some room in your budget for personal expenses, like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.

Let’s look at the breakdown of all expenses, which can add up for both on-campus and off-campus students.

Total Cost of Simpson University

2021 Total Tuition and Expenses
Tuition $29,750
Room and Board $8,724
Yearly Fees $450
Total Estimated Costs
On-Campus $38,924
Off-Campus $30,200

The breakdowns above provide a good estimate of the total cost of attendance before financial aid and scholarships. Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.

Simpson University’s tuition and fees change based on: Course load for both full and part-time students

Simpson University Financial Aid

The majority of Simpson University undergrads use financial aid to finance their education. In 2021, 625 of the 790 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Simpson University meets 59 percent of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $22,370 a year. Around 86 percent of Simpson University undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Simpson University graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $26,938 of student loan debt.

The average debt for each loan type varies.

Average Debt By Loan Type
Federal Loans $23,750
State Loans $0
Simpson University-Specific Loans $0
Private Loans $30,677
Most Common Loans for Simpson University Students
Federal Loans 86%
Private loans 9%

Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on Simpson University financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at Simpson University

Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.

In 2021, Simpson University awarded 542 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $10,508,555 to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $557,112 in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.

Simpson University Net Cost

The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.

Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for Simpson University students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.

When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.

The average amount of financial aid received by a full-time first year student with demonstrated need at Simpson University was $22,370 in 2021. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Simpson University seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
On-Campus $16,554
Off-Campus $7,830

What will attending Simpson University really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.

As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families understand the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Simpson University's net cost calculator on their website.

Simpson University Tuition Payment Plans

Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.

Simpson University does not have guaranteed tuition.

The school offers a Prepaid Tuition Plan, which is a type of college savings plan that enables people to purchase future credits for their children at today's rate. It is best for people who are sure they or their child will attend a public school in their state.

Students cannot pay tuition in installments. Contact the financial aid office to verify this and discuss options.

Simpson University Tuition Waivers

Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups to cover some or all of the cost of tuition. Some schools offer them for employees and their family, underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student

Simpson University has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: Employees or Children of Employees

Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.

Simpson University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$38,924

In State

$38,924

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$29,750
$29,750
Fees
$450
$450
Housing
$8,724
$8,724
Books
Unknown
Unknown

Simpson University Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

73%

Average Financial Aid Package

$17,174

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,012

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

52%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$30,200

Out-of-State

$30,200

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 1
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