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 15th of the month prior to the start of the semester. Registration for any succeeding semester will ​not be allowed without satisfactory resolution of any outstanding owing balance from the previous semester.

Payment Plan Option

Payment plans are the sensible approach to paying education expenses. They allow for smaller affordable payments instead of paying your semester balance in one large lump sum. Use the Student Account Center to enroll in a semester payment plan from available plan options. Enrollment is required for each semester you choose to use this option. After logging into portal.simpsonu.edu, you will have access to the Student Account Center.

The payment plan enrollment fee is $50 per semester.

Enrollment Deadlines

Fall Semester

  • 5 Payment: enroll by June 15th
  • 4 Payment: enroll by July 15th
  • 3 Payment: enroll by August 15th

Spring Semester

  • 5 Payment: enroll by November 15th
  • 4 Payment: enroll by December 15th
  • 3 Payment: enroll by January 15th

Summer Semester

  • 4 Payment: enroll by April 15th
  • 3 Payment: enroll by May 15th

Refund Disbursal Options

As part of the registration process you will be asked to select a refund disbursal option via the Student Account Center. At that time, you will be asked to indicate the refund disbursal method you prefer when your account has an actual credit balance. Your two choices are:

  1. Reloadable Simpson University Discover Prepaid Card
    • Offers free reloading, bill pay, rewards points, and more
    • Funds typically available immediately upon release
  2. Direct Deposit
    • Deposits to a current checking or savings account
    • Funds available in 2-3 days of release

If you would like to receive a refund disbursal via check, please contact Student Financial Services for further information. Be aware that this method of refund disbursement may take up to 10 days to process once funds are released.

For further information, please see the FAQ list.

Removal of Institutional Charges Policy

Effective beginning fall 2018. Total semester cost is dependent upon the number of credits taken.

Estimated 2018-19 School Year Charges
for a Student Living on Campus
Fall Spring Year
Tuition (12-19 units) $14,875 $14,875 $29,750
Room* $2,450 $2,450 $4,900
Meal Plan** $1,912 $1,912 $3,824
Total*** $19,237 $19,237 $38,474

*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.

2017-18 Undergraduate Student Semester Charges
Tuition Cost Per Semester
Full-Time (12-19 units) $1​3,625​
Per Unit (under 12 units or over 19 units) $1,​150​
Summer 2017 (per unit) $3​65​
 
Room Cost Per Semester
Residence: 4 Person Room $2,​232​
Residence: 4 Person Suite $2,​285​
Residence: 2 Person Room Double Occupancy $2,​363​
Residence: 2 Person Room Single Occupancy
*Single occupancy has limited availability. Contact Residence Life for more information.
$3,​545​
 
Board - Residential Students Cost Per Semester
Residential Meal Plan (21 meals per week) $1,8​90​
Residential Meal Plan (14 meals/week with $100 in Red Hawk Bucks) $1,7​85​
Residential Meal Plan (10 meals/week with $250 in Red Hawk Bucks) $1,7​85​
 
Commuter Student Meal Plans available to commuter students only
Commuter 20 Block (20 meals with $100 in Red Hawk Bucks per semester) ​ $240
Commuter 20 Block (20 meals with $200 in Red Hawk Bucks per semester) ​ $335
Commuter 30 Block (30 meals with $200 in Red Hawk Bucks per semester ​ $400
Commuter 50 Block (50 meals with $200 in Red Hawk Bucks per semester) ​ $520
 
Course Fees
Music Lessons (per credit) $300
Science Lab Fee (per course) $75
Clinical Nursing Fee (per course) $​615​
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
Making Short Movies Course Fee $125
Technology for Teaching Course Fee $500
Shakespeare Course Fee $30
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 Tuition Deposit $200
 
Additional Fees
Orientation Fee (Fall/Spring) $100/$25
Student Activity Fee - per semester $225
Late Registration Fee $100
Vehicle Registration Fee $100
Residence Late Housing Exemption Fee $250
Athletic Insurance Fee (one time per year) $150
Sun Oaks Center Fee (Annual membership) $109
Sun Oaks Center Fee (Spring only membership) $79
Payment Plan Fee $50
Late Payment Fee $100
2018-19 Undergraduate Student Semester Charges
Tuition Cost Per Semester
Full-Time (12-19 units) $14,875
Per Unit (under 12 units or over 19 units) $1,240
Summer 2018 (per unit) $384
 
Room Cost Per Semester
Residence: 4 Person Room $2,393
Residence: 4 Person Suite $2,450
Residence: 2 Person Room Double Occupancy $2,533
Residence: 2 Person Room Single Occupancy
*Single occupancy has limited availability. Contact Residence Life for more information.
$3,801
 
Board - Residential Meal Plans Cost Per Semester
10 meals/week with $50 Red Hawk Bucks $1,712
10 meals/week with $100 Red Hawk Bucks $1,762
10 meals/week with $250 Red Hawk Bucks $1,912
 
14 meals/week with $50 Red Hawk Bucks $1,862
14 meals/week with $100 Red Hawk Bucks $1,912
14 meals/week with $250 Red Hawk Bucks $2,062
 
21 meals/week with $50 Red Hawk Bucks $2,075
21 meals/week with $100 Red Hawk Bucks $2,125
21 meals/week with $250 Red Hawk Bucks $2,275
 
Commuter Student Meal Plans available to commuter students only
Commuter 20 Block (20 meals with $100 Red Hawk Bucks per semester) $257
Commuter 20 Block (20 meals with $200 Red Hawk Bucks per semester) $359
Commuter 30 Block (30 meals with $300 Red Hawk Bucks per semester) $428
Commuter 50 Block (50 meals with $200 Red Hawk Bucks per semester) $557
 
Course Fees
Music Lessons (per credit) $300
Science Lab Fee (per course) $75
Clinical Nursing Fee (per course) $615
ODLE Level 1 Course Fee $50
ODLE Level 2 Course Fee $250
ODLE Level 3 Course Fee $650
ODLE Immersion Skills Set Course Fee $700
Making Short Movies Course Fee $125
Technology for Teaching Course Fee $500
Shakespeare Course Fee $30
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 Tuition Deposit $200
 
Additional Fees
Orientation Fee (Fall/Spring) $100/$25
Student Services Fee (per semester) $225
Late Registration Fee $100
Vehicle Registration Fee $100
Residence Late Housing Exemption Fee $250
Athletic Insurance Fee (one time per year) $153
Sun Oaks Center Fee (Annual membership) $109
Sun Oaks Center Fee (Spring only membership) $79
Payment Plan Fee $50
Late Payment Fee $100
Traditional BSN Tuition and Fees 2017-2018

Please see Traditional Undergraduate 2017-2018 Tuition and Fees section​.

Traditional BSN Tuition and Fees 2018-2019

Please see Traditional Undergraduate 2018-2019 Tuition and Fees section​.

RN-to-BSN Tuition and Fees 2017-2018
Estimated 2017-18 School Year Charges Per Semester
Major Requirements (per credit) $495
Minor Requirements (per credit) $495
ADVANCE courses (per credit) $50
Directed Study Fee (per credit, in addition to tuition) $150
Application Fee (one-time fee) $35
Vehicle Registration $50

*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 $50
Late Payment Fee $100
RN-to-BSN Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
Estimated 2018-19 School Year Charges Per Semester
Major Requirements (per credit) $495
Minor Requirements (per credit) $495
ADVANCE courses (per credit) $50
Directed Study Fee (per credit, in addition to tuition) $150
Application Fee (one-time fee) $35
Vehicle Registration $50

*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 $50
Late Payment Fee $100
Adult Studies Tuition and Fees 2017-2018
Estimated 2017-18 School Year Charges Per Semester
Major Requirements (per credit) $519
Minor Requirements (per credit) $519
ADVANCE courses (per credit) $50
Directed Study Fee (per credit, in addition to tuition) $150
Application Fee (one-time fee) $35
Vehicle Registration $50

*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 $50
Late Payment Fee $100
Adult Studies Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
Estimated 2018-19 School Year Charges Per Semester
Major Requirements (per credit) $519
Minor Requirements (per credit) $519
ADVANCE courses (per credit) $50
Directed Study Fee (per credit, in addition to tuition) $150
Application Fee (one-time fee) $35
Vehicle Registration $50

*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 $50
Late Payment Fee $100
School of Education Tuition and Fees 2017-2018
2017-18 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 - Redding Cohort $500
Technology for Teaching Course Fee - Siskiyou Cohort $350
ATE Assessment Fee - Per Credit $55
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 $50
Late Payment Fee $100
School of Education Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
2018-19 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 - Redding Cohort $320
ATE Assessment Fee - Per Credit $55
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 $50
Late Payment Fee $100
MACP Tuition and Fees 2017-2018
2017-18 School Year Charges Per Hour
Tuition $510

*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 $50
Late Payment Fee $100
MACP Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
2018-18 School Year Charges Per Hour
Tuition $510

*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 $50
Late Payment Fee $100
A.W. Tozer Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
2018-19 School Year Tuition and Course Fees Per Semester
Tuition (per credit) $426
Tuition (per 3-credit course) $1,278
Directed Study Fee (per credit, in addition to tuition) $150
Audit Tuition (per 3 credit course) $150

*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 $50
Late Payment Fee $100

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