Success at Simpson College is within your reach. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to show you.

First, let’s look at this number: $43,839. That’s the total cost (including tuition, fees, and room and board charges) to attend Simpson College during the 2016-17 academic year.

But nobody pays that full amount.

You won’t, either.

Every student who attends Simpson College full-time receives grant or scholarship assistance.

You will, too.

Don’t assume that an excellent private school education is out of your price range.

When you take the time to dig deeper, and when you look beyond the sticker price, we think you’ll find that a great Simpson College education compares favorably to other colleges and state universities.

That’s why recently, Great Value Colleges, which helps students and their parents choose colleges, ranked Simpson No. 7 in its list of “50 Great Affordable Colleges in the Midwest.”

So let’s take a closer look at what you would pay.

We have a tool that provides a good estimate. It’s called the Net Price Calculator. You provide some basic financial information, and within minutes we can show what a new, full-time undergraduate student can expect to pay.

The Net Price Calculator includes everything that a Simpson student might be expected to pay, including room, board, tuition, fees, transportation costs, personal expenses and books.

Net Price Calculator

When you take into consideration Simpson’s generous package of scholarships, grants and awards, all designed to make college more affordable for our students, it makes a big difference.

Other people have noticed.


One of nation’s ‘Best Bang for the Buck’ liberal arts schools.

–Washington Monthly


One of the top colleges in Iowa regarding return on investment.

–Affordable Colleges Online


Want more proof? One of our competitors produced this list showing Simpson has the lowest net price for undergraduate students per year when compared with similar colleges:

Average net price for undergraduate students per year according to IPEDS 2013-2014 data:


When you consider the value of a Simpson College degree, it’s an exceptionally smart investment that will continue to pay you back for decades.

Everyone is concerned about the cost of a college education, but it’s also important to get the best value. Parents and students who have taken the time to explore what Simpson College offers have discovered Simpson’s affordability for themselves. Many of those students are at Simpson right now.

Our admissions counselors and financial assistance experts are eager to sit down with you and answer any questions you might have. You can reach them here:

Now that we’ve shown you what a great value a Simpson education is, let us separate the myths from the facts. Just click the button below: