Costs and Refund Policies

At Simpson University providing a valuable education is highly important to us. Although cost should not be the only determining factor in selecting a college, we hope the cost details provided herein will help you come to a decision that’s right for you. Certainly, we believe Simpson is a great investment!

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Student Account Responsibility

Payment of tuition, fees and other semester charges are the sole responsibility of the student. All payments are due on the 15 of the month prior to the start of the semester. Registration for any succeeding semester will be prohibited without satisfactory resolution of any outstanding balance owing from the previous semester.

Payment Plan Option

Simpson University recognizes that payment in full may not always be an option for our students. There are two payment plan options available, allowing a semester balance to be paid in either three or four equal payments, due monthly. To be considered on a payment plan the appropriate payment plan form must be submitted to Student Financial Services with the first payment. Automatic payments can be made by credit card or electronic transfer from a checking account. Payment can also be submitted via check or money order by each payment due date. A late payment penalty of $25 will be assessed for any payment(s) not received according to the payment plan schedule. Simpson University allows a standard 5 day grace period for payment processing. Additional details regarding the payment plan fees (from $50 to $75 per enrollment) and due dates can be found on the current Payment Plan Form available on the Student Financial Services Forms page.

Effective beginning fall 2014. Total semester cost is dependent upon the number of credits taken.

Estimated 2014-15 School Year Charges
for a Student Living on Campus
Fall Spring Year
Tuition (12-19 units)   $12,150   $12,150   $24,300
Room*   $2,150   $2,150   $4,300
Meal Plan**   $1,700   $1,700   $3,400
Total***   $16,000   $16,000   $32,000

*This charge represents the most common housing charge and will vary for students depending on their residence assignment. Other options and prices are listed below.

**This charge represents the minimum meal plan. Other options and prices are listed below.

***Total cost may vary as books° and course/lab fees will be in addition to Tuition, Room & Meal Plan.

°Estimated cost of books per semester is $500. See the Simpson University Bookstore for possible lower cost options.

2014-15 Undergraduate Student Semester Charges

Tuition   Cost Per Semester
Full-Time (12-19 units)   $12,150
Per Unit (under 12 units or over 19 units)   $1,020
Summer 2014 (per unit)   $340
 
Room Cost Per Semester
Residence: 4 Person Room   $2,100
Residence: 4 Person Suite   $2,150
Residence: 2 Person Room   $2,225
Residence: Measell Taylor Apartment   $2,500
 
Board Cost Per Semester
Residential Meal Plan (21 meals per week)   $1,800
Residential Meal Plan (14 meals per week)   $1,700
 
Course Fees
Music Lessons (per credit)   $300
Science Lab Fee (per course)   $75
Clinical Nursing Fee (per course)   $400
ODLE Level 1 Course Fee   $50
ODLE Level 2 Course Fee   $200
ODLE Level 3 Course Fee   $650
ODLE Immersion Skills Set Course Fee   $700
Multicultural Psychology Course Fee   $105
Making Short Movies Course Fee   $125
Technology for Teaching Course Fee   $500
Directed Study Fee (per credit, in addition to tuition)   $150
 
Application Fees
Application Fee   $25
 
Registrar Fees
Examination Fee (repeat, early or late)   $40
Course Upgrade Fee   $250
Credit by Exam Fee   $25
Graduation Fee   $50
Graduation Fee (Late submission)   $75
Transcript Fee   $5
 
Deposits
Advance Deposit (applied to tuition)   $100
 
Additional Fees
Late Registration Fee   $100
Vehicle Registration Fee   $80
Residence Late Housing Exemption Fee   $250
Sun Oaks Center Fee (Annual membership)   $109
Sun Oaks Center Fee (Spring only membership)   $79
Payment Plan Fee (3 month/4 month)   $50/$75
Payment Plan Late Payment Fee   $25
Late Payment Fee (for those not on a payment plan)   $100

2015-16 Undergraduate Student Semester Charges

Tuition   Cost Per Semester
Full-Time (12-19 units)   $12,600
Per Unit (under 12 units or over 19 units)   $1,050
Summer 2015 (per unit)   $350
 
Room Cost Per Semester
Residence: 4 Person Room   $2,100
Residence: 4 Person Suite   $2,150
Residence: 2 Person Room   $2,225
 
Board Cost Per Semester
Residential Meal Plan (21 meals per week)   $1,800
Residential Meal Plan (14 meals per week)   $1,700
 
Course Fees
Music Lessons (per credit)   $300
Science Lab Fee (per course)   $75
Clinical Nursing Fee (per course)   $400
ODLE Level 1 Course Fee   $50
ODLE Level 2 Course Fee   $200
ODLE Level 3 Course Fee   $650
ODLE Immersion Skills Set Course Fee   $700
Multicultural Psychology Course Fee   $105
Making Short Movies Course Fee   $125
Technology for Teaching Course Fee   $500
Shakespeare Course Fee   $20
Directed Study Fee (per credit, in addition to tuition)   $150
 
Application Fees
Application Fee   $35
 
Registrar  Fees
Examination Fee (repeat, early or late)   $40
Course Upgrade Fee   $250
Credit by Exam Fee   $35
Graduation Fee   $125
Transcript Fee   $7
 
Deposits
Advance Deposit until May 1, 2014 for Incoming
Students and March 2, 2014 for Returning Students
(applied to tuition)
  $100
Advance Deposit after May 1, 2014 for Incoming
Students and March 2, 2014 for Returning Students
(applied to tuition)
  $200
 
Additional Fees
Orientation Fee (Fall/Spring)   $75/25
Late Registration Fee   $100
Vehicle Registration Fee   $100
Residence Late Housing Exemption Fee   $250
Athletic Participation Fee (one time per year)   $150
Sun Oaks Center Fee (Annual membership)   $109
Sun Oaks Center Fee (Spring only membership)   $79
Payment Plan Fee (3 month/4 month)   $50/$75
Payment Plan Late Payment Fee   $25
Late Payment Fee (for those not on a payment plan)   $100

Undergraduate Refund Eligibility

Tuition and Course Fees

Students who decide to add or drop courses or withdraw from school must complete appropriate forms with the Office of Student Financial Services, as well as with the Registrar's Office. If you consider withdrawing from Simpson University during a semester, please read this important Withdrawal Notice regarding the possible impact of withdrawal on your financial aid eligibility for that semester.

Regarding changes to course schedule and academic fees, the following refund policy will apply:

Refund Rates  
2nd Friday following start of the semester 100%
3rd Friday following start of the semester 80%
4th Friday following start of the semester 60%
5th Friday following start of the semester 40%
After the 5th Friday following the start of the semester No refund is available

Note: There are no refunds on directed study courses once the semester begins.


Residence

Regarding changes to housing status, the following refund policy will apply:

The deadline for submitting an exemption request is Aug. 15 for fall and Dec. 15 for spring. Any late exemptions approved by the first Friday of the semester will result in the assessment of a Late Housing Exemption Fee of $250. If an exemption is approved after the first Friday of the semester, or if a student withdraws from Simpson University, the following refund policy will apply:

Refund Rates  
Exemption approved/moves off campus...
Before the start of the semester 100%
By 2nd Friday following start of semester $40/day charge beginning on the first day of the semester*
By 3rd Friday following start of the semester 80%
By 4th Friday following start of the semester 60%
By 5th Friday following start of the semester 40%
After the 5th Friday following the start of the semester No refund is available

*The per-day cancellation charge is assessed for every day through the day the student moves off campus.


Meal Plan

Regarding changes to term-length meal plans, the following refund policy will apply*:

Refund Rates  
If a student withdraws or moves off campus...
Before the start of the semester 100%
By 2nd Friday following start of semester* $30/day charge beginning on the first day of the semester**
By 3rd Friday following start of the semester 80%
By 4th Friday following start of the semester 60%
By 5th Friday following start of the semester 40%
After the 5th Friday following the start of the semester No refund is available

*Changes to meal plans are accepted through the first Friday of the semester.

**The per-day cancellation charge is assessed for every day through the day the student moves off campus.


Vehicle Registration Fee / Sun Oaks Fitness Membership

Changes to vehicle registration or Sun Oaks fitness membership for any term will not be accepted after the second Friday following the start of classes.

The university reserves the right to make exceptions to these refund policies in order to ensure proper handling of each case and to maintain compliance with current federal and state regulations.

Deposit

The advanced tuition deposit is applied toward the student account charges for the upcoming fall semester. For returning students, once paid this deposit is non-refundable. For new students, the deposit is refundable through May 1 preceding the fall term for which the deposit is initially paid.

Adult Studies Tuition and Fees 2014-2015

Estimated 2014-15 School Year Charges   Per Semester
Tuition*   $4,455
Application Fee (one-time fee)   $25
PACE Courses (Fall and Spring per credit)   $250
PACE Courses (Summer per credit) $50   $50
Directed Study Fee (per credit, in addition to tuition)   $150
Vehicle Registration   $40

*Assumes 9 credits per semester. Total cost may vary as books° and course/lab fees will be in addition to tuition.

°Estimated cost of books $120 per course or $360 per semester.

See the Simpson University Bookstore for possible lower cost options.


Other Costs that may be associated with the program

Registrar Fees  
Examination Fee (repeat, early or late)   $40
Graduation Fee   $50
Graduation Fee (Late submission)   $75
Transcript Fee   $5
 
Additional Fees  
Payment Plan Fee (3 month/4 month)   $50/75
Payment Plan Late Payment Fee   $25
Late Payment Fee (for those not on a payment plan)   $100

Adult Studies Tuition and Fees 2015-2016

Estimated 2015-16 School Year Charges   Per Semester
Standard Course Load   $4,455
Major Requirements (per credit)   $495
Minor Requirements (per credit)   $495
PACE courses (per credit)   $50
Directed Study Fee (per credit, in addition to tuition)   $150
Application Fee (one-time fee)   $35
Vehicle Registration   $50

*Assumes 9 credits per semester. Total cost may vary as books° and course/lab fees will be in addition to tuition.

°Estimated cost of books $120 per course or $360 per semester.

See the Simpson University Bookstore for possible lower cost options.

Other Costs that may be associated with the program


Registrar Fees  
Examination Fee (repeat, early or late)   $40
Graduation Fee   $125
Transcript Fee   $7
 
Additional Fees  
Payment Plan Fee (3 month/4 month)   $50/75
Payment Plan Late Payment Fee   $25
Late Payment Fee (for those not on a payment plan)   $100

Adult Studies Refund Eligibility

Tuition Refund Policy

Students who decide to add or drop courses or withdraw from school must complete appropriate forms with the Office of Student Financial Services, as well as with the Registrar's Office. If you consider withdrawing from Simpson University during a semester, please read this important Withdrawal Notice regarding the possible impact of withdrawal on your financial aid eligibility for that semester.

As courses start throughout the semester, the refund policy is based on the course dates, not the semester term dates.

If a student drops/withdraws from a course by three days following the start of a course, a 100 percent refund will be given. If a student drops/withdraws from a course after the third day following the start of a course, no refund will be given.*

If, as a result of an emergency (i.e. serious illness or death of a family member, hospitalization, etc.), a student is forced to withdraw from a course and is not entitled to a refund, the student may petition (within 30 days of the date of withdrawal) to be granted a free retake of the course withdrawn from, provided the course is retaken within three semesters following the semester of withdrawal.

NOTE: There are no refunds on directed study courses once the semester begins.

Vehicle Registration Refund Policy

After the fee has been charged, the student must complete the Refund Request Form and submit it to Student Financial Services within the allowable time for a fee reversal. If a student submits this form to Student Financial Services by the end of day on the second Friday of the semester, a 100 percent refund will be given. If a student notifies Student Financial Services after the second Friday of the semester, no refund will be given.

The university reserves the right to make exceptions to these refund policies in order to ensure proper handling of each case and to maintain compliance with current federal and state regulations.

Deposit

The advanced tuition deposit is applied toward the student account charges for the first semester in the program. The deposit is refundable through the payment deadline for the initial semester for which the deposit is paid.

School of Education Tuition and Fees 2014-2015

Estimated 2014-15 School Year Charges   Per Hour
Teacher Credentialing   $620
Master of Art in Education   $620
Masters of Art in Teaching   $620
PASC   $425

*Total semester cost is dependent on number of credits taken. It may also vary as books° and course/lab fees will be in addition to tuition.

°Estimated cost of books $120 per course or $360 for semester.

Application Fees & Deposits    
Application Fee   $25
Advance Deposit (applied to tuition)   $100
     
Course Fees    
Directed Study Fee (per credit in addition to tuition)   $150
Teacher Performance Assessment Fee (per course/test) $125   $125
Technology for Teaching Course Fee   $500
     
Registrar  Fees    
Examination Fee (repeat, early or late)   $40
Graduation Fee   $50
Graduation Fee (Late submission)   $75
Transcript Fee   $5
     
Additional Fees    
Vehicle Registration Fee (per semester)   $40
Payment Plan Fee (3 month/4 month)   $50/75
Payment Plan Late Payment Fee   $25
Late Payment Fee (for those not on a payment plan)   $100

School of Education Tuition and Fees 2015-2016

Estimated 2015-16 School Year Charges   Per Hour
Teacher Credentialing   $620
Master of Art in Education   $620
Masters of Art in Teaching   $620
PASC   $425

*Total semester cost is dependent on number of credits taken. It may also vary as books° and course/lab fees will be in addition to tuition.

°Estimated cost of books $120 per course or $360 for semester.

Application Fees & Deposits    
Application Fee   $35
Advance Deposit (applied to tuition)   $200
     
Course Fees    
Directed Study Fee (per credit in addition to tuition)   $150
Teacher Performance Assessment Fee (per course/test) $125   $125
Technology for Teaching Course Fee   $500
     
Registrar  Fees    
Examination Fee (repeat, early or late)   $40
Graduation Fee   $125
Transcript Fee   $7
     
Additional Fees    
Vehicle Registration Fee (per semester)   $50
Payment Plan Fee (3 month/4 month)   $50/75
Payment Plan Late Payment Fee   $25
Late Payment Fee (for those not on a payment plan)   $100

School of Education Refund Eligibility

Standard Refund Policy

Students who decide to add or drop courses or withdraw from school must complete appropriate forms with the Office of Student Financial Services, as well as with the Registrar's Office. If you consider withdrawing from Simpson University during a semester, please read this important Withdrawal Notice regarding the possible impact of withdrawal on your financial aid eligibility for that semester.

This policy applies to courses (and course fees) with weekly meetings for the full length of the term, also term length courses to be arranged, including Online courses. If a term length course starts prior to the published semester start date, the refund eligibility is based on the first course meeting date rather than the start of the semester.

Refund Rates  
2nd Friday following start of semester 100%
3rd Friday following start of the semester 80%
4th Friday following start of the semester 60%
5th Friday following start of the semester 40%
After the 5th Friday following the start of the semester No refund is available

Directed Study Refund Policy

This policy applies to all directed study courses (section 89). Refunds will not be granted for directed study courses once the semester begins.

Refund Rates  
Before the first day of semester 100%
On or after the first day of semester No refund is available

Education Course Refund Policy

This applies to courses offered in any format other than: weekly meetings throughout the semester, directed study courses, or student teaching.

Refund Rates  
By 1st day following start of course 100%
After first day following start of course No refund is available

Student Teaching Refund Policy (minimum 9-week course duration)

Refund Rates  
1st Friday following start of course 100%
2nd Friday following start of course 80%
3rd Friday following start of course 60%
After 3rd Friday No refund is available

Vehicle Registration Refund Policy

After the fee has been charged, the student must complete the Refund Request Form and submit it to Student Financial Services within the allowable time for a fee reversal. If a student submits this form to Student Financial Services by the end of day on the second Friday of the semester, a 100 percent refund will be given. If a student notifies Student Financial Services after the second Friday of the semester, no refund will be given.

The university reserves the right to make exceptions to these refund policies in order to ensure proper handling of each case and to maintain compliance with current federal and state regulations.

Deposit

The advanced tuition deposit is applied toward the student account charges for the first semester in the program. The deposit is refundable through the payment deadline for the initial semester for which the deposit is paid.

MACP Tuition and Fees 2014-2015

Estimated 2014-15 School Year Charges   Per Hour
Tuition   $500

*Total semester cost is dependent on number of credits taken. It may also vary as books° and course/lab fees will be in addition to tuition.

°Estimated cost of books $250 per mini term or $500 per semester.

Application Fees & Deposits    
Application Fee   $25
Advance Deposit (applied to tuition)   $100
     
Registrar  Fees    
Graduation Fee   $50
Graduation Fee (Late submission)   $75
Transcript Fee   $5
     
Additional Fees    
Vehicle Registration Fee (per semester)   $40
Payment Plan Fee (3 month)   $50
Payment Plan Late Payment Fee   $25
Late Payment Fee (for those not on a payment plan)   $100

MACP Tuition and Fees 2015-2016

Estimated 2015-16 School Year Charges   Per Hour
Tuition   $500

*Total semester cost is dependent on number of credits taken. It may also vary as books° and course/lab fees will be in addition to tuition.

°Estimated cost of books $250 per mini term or $500 per semester.

Application Fees & Deposits    
Application Fee   $35
Advance Deposit (applied to tuition)   $200
     
Registrar  Fees    
Graduation Fee   $125
Transcript Fee   $7
     
Additional Fees    
Vehicle Registration Fee (per semester)   $50
Payment Plan Fee (3 month)   $50
Payment Plan Late Payment Fee   $25
Late Payment Fee (for those not on a payment plan)   $100

MACP Refund Eligibility

Tuition and Fees Refund Policy

Students who decide to add or drop courses or withdraw from school must complete appropriate forms with the Office of Student Financial Services, as well as with the Registrar's Office. If you consider withdrawing from Simpson University during a semester, please read this important Withdrawal Notice regarding the possible impact of withdrawal on your financial aid eligibility for that semester.

As courses start throughout the semester, the refund policy is based on the course dates, not the semester term dates.

If a student drops/withdraws from a course by three days following the start of a course, a 100 percent refund will be given. If a student drops/withdraws from a course after the third day following the start of a course, no refund will be given.

NOTE: There are no refunds on directed study courses once the semester begins.

Vehicle Registration Fee Refund Policy

After the fee has been charged, the student must complete the Refund Request Form and submit it to Student Financial Services within the allowable time for a fee reversal. If a student submits this form to Student Financial Services by the end of day on the second Friday of the semester, a 100 percent refund will be given. If a student notifies Student Financial Services after the second Friday of the semester, no refund will be given.

The university reserves the right to make exceptions to these refund policies in order to ensure proper handling of each case and to maintain compliance with current federal and state regulations.

Deposit

The advanced tuition deposit is applied toward the student account charges for the first semester in the program. The deposit is refundable through the payment deadline for the initial semester for which the deposit is paid.

MAOL Tuition and Fees 2014-2015

Estimated 2014-15 School Year Charges   Per Hour
Tuition   $500

*Total semester cost is dependent on number of credits taken. It may also vary as books° will be in addition to tuition.

°Estimated cost of books is $300 per semester.

Application Fees & Deposits    
Application Fee   $25
Advance Deposit (applied to tuition)   $100
     
Registrar  Fees    
Graduation Fee   $50
Graduation Fee (Late submission)   $75
Transcript Fee   $5
     
Additional Fees    
Vehicle Registration Fee (per semester)   $40
Payment Plan Fee (3 month/4 month)   $50/75
Payment Plan Late Payment Fee   $25
Late Payment Fee (for those not on a payment plan)   $100

MAOL Tuition and Fees 2015-2016

Estimated 2015-16 School Year Charges   Per Hour
Tuition   $500

*Total semester cost is dependent on number of credits taken. It may also vary as books° will be in addition to tuition.

°Estimated cost of books is $300 per semester.

Application Fees & Deposits    
Application Fee   $35
Advance Deposit (applied to tuition)   $200
     
Registrar  Fees    
Graduation Fee   $125
Transcript Fee   $7
     
Additional Fees    
Vehicle Registration Fee (per semester)   $50
Payment Plan Fee (3 month/4 month)   $50/75
Payment Plan Late Payment Fee   $25
Late Payment Fee (for those not on a payment plan)   $100

MAOL Refund Eligibility

Tuition and Fees Refund Policy

Students who decide to add or drop courses or withdraw from school must complete appropriate forms with the Office of Student Financial Services, as well as with the Registrar's Office. If you consider withdrawing from Simpson University during a semester, please read this important Withdrawal Notice regarding the possible impact of withdrawal on your financial aid eligibility for that semester.

As courses start throughout the semester, the refund policy is based on the course dates, not the semester term dates.

If a student drops/withdraws from a course by three days following the start of a course, a 100 percent refund will be given. If a student drops/withdraws from a course after the third day following the start of a course, no refund will be given.

NOTE: There are no refunds on directed study courses once the semester begins.

Vehicle Registration Fee Refund Policy

After the fee has been charged, the student must complete the Refund Request Form and submit it to Student Financial Services within the allowable time for a fee reversal. If a student submits this form to Student Financial Services by the end of day on the second Friday of the semester, a 100 percent refund will be given. If a student notifies Student Financial Services after the second Friday of the semester, no refund will be given.

The university reserves the right to make exceptions to these refund policies in order to ensure proper handling of each case and to maintain compliance with current federal and state regulations.

Deposit

The advanced tuition deposit is applied toward the student account charges for the first semester in the program. The deposit is refundable through the payment deadline for the initial semester for which the deposit is paid.

A.W. Tozer Tuition and Fees 2014-2015

Estimated 2014-15 School Year Tuition and Course Fees   Per Semester
Tuition (per credit)   $405
Tuition (per 3-credit course)   $1,215
Directed Study Fee (per credit, in addition to tuition)   $150
Audit Tuition (per 3 credit course)   $405

*Total semester cost is dependent on number of credits taken. It may also vary as books° and course/lab fees will be in addition to tuition.

°Estimated cost of books $250 per semester.

Application Fees & Deposits  
Application Fee   $25
Advance Deposit (applied to tuition)   $100
 
Registrar Fees  
Graduation Fee   $50
Graduation Fee (Late submission)   $75
Transcript Fee   $5
 
Additional Fees  
Late Registration Fee   $100
Payment Plan Fee (3 month/4 month)   $50/75
Payment Plan Late Payment Fee   $25
Late Payment Fee (for those not on a payment plan)   $100

A.W. Tozer Tuition and Fees 2015-2016

Estimated 2015-16 School Year Tuition and Course Fees   Per Semester
Tuition (per credit)   $414
Tuition (per 3-credit course)   $1,215
Directed Study Fee (per credit, in addition to tuition)   $150
Audit Tuition (per 3 credit course)   $414

*Total semester cost is dependent on number of credits taken. It may also vary as books° and course/lab fees will be in addition to tuition.

°Estimated cost of books $250 per semester.

Application Fees & Deposits  
Application Fee   $35
Advance Deposit (applied to tuition)   $200
 
Registrar Fees  
Graduation Fee   $125
Transcript Fee   $7
 
Additional Fees  
Late Registration Fee   $100
Payment Plan Fee (3 month/4 month)   $50/75
Payment Plan Late Payment Fee   $25
Late Payment Fee (for those not on a payment plan)   $100

A.W. Tozer Refund Eligibility

Tuition and Fees Refund Policy

Students who decide to add or drop courses or withdraw from school must complete appropriate forms with the Office of Student Financial Services, as well as with the Registrar's Office. If you consider withdrawing from Simpson University during a semester, please read this important Withdrawal Notice regarding the possible impact of withdrawal on your financial aid eligibility for that semester.

Standard Refund Policy: Applies to most Tozer courses. As coursework begins prior to the course meetings for intensive courses, the refund policy is based on semester dates, not on intensive meeting dates. If a student drops or withdraws from a course by the second Friday following the start of the semester, there will be a 100 percent refund. If a student drops or withdraws from a course after the second Friday, there will be no refund.

Directed Study Refund Policy: If a student drops or withdraws from an Online or directed study course before the first day of the semester, there will be a 100 percent refund. If a student drops or withdraws from the course on or after the first day of the semester, there will be no refund.

The university reserves the right to make exceptions to these refund policies in order to ensure proper handling of each case and to maintain compliance with current federal and state regulations.

Deposit

The advanced tuition deposit is applied toward the student account charges for the first semester in the program. The deposit is refundable through the payment deadline for the initial semester for which the deposit is paid.


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