Veterans Benefits

Veterans, spouses, and dependents of veterans may be eligible for education benefits through numerous GI Bill programs. To determine if you are eligible for a benefit, please contact the VA directly at 1-888-442-4551 or visit the VA website at

Under the Yellow-Ribbon Scholarship program of the Post 9/11 GI Bill, eligible veterans receiving this benefit at the 100% level will have their entire tuition cost covered by Simpson grants, State of Iowa grants, and VA Benefits. The program is designed to help students finance, through scholarship assistance, up to 100 percent of their out-of-pocket tuition and fees associated with education programs that may exceed the Post 9/11 GI Bill tuition benefit, which will pay up to the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition.

Simpson also provides the following services to its military students:

One-on-One, In-Person, Academic Advising
Disability Services
Tutoring in a variety of subjects
Supplemental Instruction in a variety of subjects
Time Management Information
Stress Management Information


Please visit our Hawley Academic Resource Center for more information on services available.

Darrin Seamster '11

Darrin Seamster“I served four years in the United States army as a combat medic. I had my military training credit transferred into Simpson. 

At first, my credits were going to transfer in as just general education credit, but there were professors here that were willing to look over all of my transcripts and help me get those credits to count towards classes that I needed for my major. 

I found Simpson College extremely helpful to me as a veteran and I would recommend it to all of my brothers and sisters in arms.”