SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANTS
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College is one of the most important investments you will ever make. Our advice – be deliberate. Weigh the options. Make comparisons. When you are ready to make your decision, we’re confident you’ll find yourself at SC.
When you are accepted, you are automatically considered for all merit scholarships. We award them based on your academic and personal success. This chart shows you the minimum scholarship ranges for incoming first-year students for Fall 2020.
We review each student individually and prepare a financial aid award specifically for you.
100% of Simpson students receive scholarships and grants.
Need-based grants and loans are also available. To be considered for need-based financial aid, you must file the FAFSA by July 1.
File Your FAFSA
Remember to list Simpson College when you submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Use code 001887.
Our goal is to keep the financial aid process simple and straightforward.
A Simpson degree is within your reach.
ACADEMIC MERIT-BASED FINANCIAL AID
The financial aid listed below is awarded based on academic merit or talent, not financial need.
You may also be eligible for other need-based programs. To be considered for these awards,
you must be accepted for admission. For more information on any of these awards,
contact the Office of Admissions, firstname.lastname@example.org, 800-362-2454 or 515-961-1624.
The Cowles Fellowship is one of the most prestigious academic awards offered by Simpson College. Cowles Fellowships range from $29,000 to full tuition. In addition, Cowles Fellows will receive a travel stipend to be used for international/domestic travel or internship study to enhance the student’s educational experience. It is awarded only to full-time students entering their freshman year. Candidates must possess extraordinary academic ability and potential as evidenced by high school performance, including standardized test scores. Leadership skills and participation in high school or community activities will be given strong consideration. The Cowles Fellowship is renewable with a Simpson College cumulative GPA of 2.25 up to and including 61 completed hours. Above 61 completed hours, a cumulative GPA of 2.50 must be maintained.
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- “The ultimate college experience.”
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Other Simpson Scholarship Opportunities
These awards are not based on need and require an application, portfolio or audition. These scholarships can be awarded in addition to the academic merit scholarships, unless you are the recipient of any full tuition award. For more information on any of these awards, please contact the
Office of Admissions, email@example.com, 800-362-2454 or 515-961-1624.
The Matthew Simpson Scholarship is named in recognition of Bishop Matthew Simpson. Eligible candidates must hold membership in a United Methodist Church, possess strong academic ability. The student must demonstrate leadership qualities in both the community and church. The final determination of the amount of the award will be made in relation to other financial assistance received. This scholarship is available to new freshmen and transfer students. Renewal requirement for the Matthew Simpson Scholarship is a cumulative GPA of 2.25 up to and including 61 completed hours. Above 61 completed hours, a cumulative GPA of 2.50 must be maintained. Matthew Simpson Scholars are awarded up to $2,000. Priority deadline is February 1, 2021. Apply now online.
Fine Arts Scholarship auditions/portfolios have a priority deadline of February 1, 2021, but will continue to be reviewed after this date.
Awards are made to full-time students on the basis of musical ability and academic promise. An audition is required. Scholarships are awarded to vocal, instrumental and keyboard musicians interested in either activity or music major participation. Music major awards range from $1,000 to $4,000. Music activity awards are also available. For further information, contact the John Benoit, Department of Music Chair.
PAST AND FUTURE GENERATIONS SUPPORTING THE COLLEGE MATTERS.
The Alumni Scholarship recognizes the dependent student whose parent or grandparent(s) attended Simpson College. An Alumni Scholarship of $1,000 per year will be made available to each dependent of an alumnus. The student must be enrolled full time (12 semester hours or more).
FEDERAL AND STATE GRANTS
FILING THE FAFSA IS IMPORTANT. BE SURE TO MEET ALL DEADLINES.
The FAFSA is filed online at fafsa.gov. A student must first get an FSA user ID, which serves as your electronic signature. Dependent students must also get an FSA user ID for one parent. When filing the FAFSA, be sure to list Simpson College, federal school code 001887.
The FAFSA is the only application required to determine eligibility for most state and federal assistance programs.
The information provided on the form will be analyzed at the processing center and a report of the financial need of the student and his/her family will be sent to the College in 3-5 business days. Financial aid notices are made as soon as the applicant has been accepted for admission and the results of the FAFSA has been forwarded to the College.
Iowa applicants must have their FAFSA to the processing center by July 1 in order to be eligible for State of Iowa funds.