Financial Assistance and Costs


The estimated costs for attending Simpson College for the 2015-2016 academic year from September through May are as follows:



Room and Meals*


Student Government Fee


Technology Fee


Campus Center Fee


Security Deposit*


Matriculation Fee*


Books and Supplies




*Double room & 14 meals per week
** First year only














In addition to the estimated costs above, there are other costs to consider.  Students must have health insurance or purchase health insurance through the College.

Financial assistance opportunities for international students based on either financial need or academic success are limited.  International students are encouraged to apply early.


Health Insurance                        $2,008
Personal Expenses (vary)           $1,848 (estimate)
Transportation Expenses (vary greatly)
U.S. Visa (varies by home country, one-time cost)

Financial assistance opportunities for international students based on either financial need or academic success are limited.  The cost of medical insurance will be charged to your account unless you provide proof of adequate medical insurance coverage.  Proof of insurance should be sent to the Office of Admissions by July 1 for students applying for fall semester or by November 15 for students applying for spring semester.  You will need to arrange for the financing of your travel to the United States.

Before consideration for admission to the college, both of the financial forms linked below must be completed and mailed to the Office of Admissions.

International Student Financial Aid Application                 International Certification of Finances

Upon acceptance for admission, but prior to the issue of an I-20, an enrollment deposit of $200 U.S. Currency ($100 Security deposit + $100 Matriculation fee) will be required.  When you arrive on campus for your first semester, you must have the balance of the first semester’s costs readily available for payment to the college.

International Student Grant The International Student Grant is awarded to international students who demonstrate strong academic potential and bring cultural diversity to Simpson’s campus. The student must reside on campus. To be considered for this grant, students must complete the application for admission, the Simpson College International Student Financial Assistance Application, the Foreign Student Financial Aid Application and the Foreign Student Certification of Finances, and be admitted to Simpson College as a full-time student.

Simpson Multi-Cultural Grant The Simpson Multi-Cultural Grant is awarded to multi-cultural students with high educational goals and an outstanding academic record who have demonstrated leadership qualities in school, community and/or church activities. It is awarded to outstanding students from various cultural and ethnic backgrounds.