2016-2017 Tuition per Credit*
Undergraduate Tuition and Fees
$190/credit hour – Audit (non-credit)
Graduate Program Tuition & Fees
Master of Arts in Criminal Justice (MACJ)
36 Credit Hours
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
A minimum of 42 Credit Hours
Master of Music in Choral Conducting (MMCC)
36 Credit Hours
Payment Options/Financial Aid
Simpson offers a variety of payment options including full payment at the beginning of the semester, delayed payments and employer reimbursement loan programs. Consult with the Business Office at 515-961-1655 for assistance in choosing the best plan for you.
Adult students may qualify for financial aid including loans, grants and scholarships. Please note that students are not required to be full-time to qualify for aid. Undergraduate students enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits, and graduate students enrolled in a minimum of 4 credits, are eligible for aid. Pell Grants can often be awarded for 3 credits, and the Iowa Tuition Grant can be awarded for just 1 credit. Find out more about your specific financial aid opportunities by completing your FAFSA and contacting the Office of Financial Assistance at 515-961-1630.
For the purpose of determining enrollment status and eligibility for financial assistance, Term 1 and Term 2 credit hours are included in the Fall Semester. Term 3, Term 4, and May Term credit hours are included in the Spring Semester. Summer session is considered as a separate term for financial aid purposes.
Full-Time, Day Students
Students who take more than one credit from the day schedule and whose total enrollment is 12+ credits are considered full-time, day students. Different tuition rates apply to day courses.