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. To register for access to the Student Account Center, please respond to the email invitation that was sent to your Simpson University student email address. Should the invitation expire or need to be resent, please contact TMS at (800) 309-1612. After logging into simpsonu.afford.com, you will have access to the Student Account Center.

The payment plan enrollment fee is $50 per semester.

Refund Disbursal Options

At the beginning of your first semester of attendance at Simpson University, you will receive an email from sudisbursements@afford.com requiring immediate attention. 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 Visa 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

These changes will go into effect for the Fall 2016 semester.

Removal of Institutional Charges Policy (PDF)

Effective beginning fall 2016. Total semester cost is dependent upon the number of credits taken.

Estimated 2016-17 School Year Charges
for a Student Living on Campus
Fall Spring Year
Tuition (12-19 units) $12,975 $12,975 $25,950​
Room* $2,175 $2,175 $4,350
Meal Plan** $1,700 $1,700 $3,400
Total*** $16,850 $16,850 $33,700

*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.

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/week with a $100 Flex) $1,700
Residential Meal Plan (10 meals/week with a $250 Flex) $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
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 Tuition Deposit $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
2016-17 Undergraduate Student Semester Charges
Tuition Cost Per Semester
Full-Time (12-19 units) $12,975
Per Unit (under 12 units or over 19 units) $1,095
Summer 2016 (per unit) $365
 
Room Cost Per Semester
Residence: 4 Person Room $2,125
Residence: 4 Person Suite $2,175
Residence: 2 Person Room Double Occupancy $2,250
Residence: 2 Person Room Single Occupancy
*Single occupancy has limited availability. Contact Residence Life for more information.
$3,375
 
Board Cost Per Semester
Residential Meal Plan (21 meals per week) $1,800
Residential Meal Plan (14 meals/week with a $100 Flex) $1,700
Residential Meal Plan (10 meals/week with a $250 Flex) $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
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 $50
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 $50
Late Payment Fee $100
Traditional BSN Tuition and Fees 2016-2017

Please see Traditional Undergraduate 2016-2017 Tuition and Fees section​.

RN-to-BSN Tuition and Fees 2016-2017
Estimated 2016-17 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 2015-2016
Estimated 2015-16 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 (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 2016-2017
Estimated 2016-17 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 2015-2016
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 Tuition and Fees 2016-2017
2016-17 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
MACP Tuition and Fees 2015-2016
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 Tuition and Fees 2016-2017
2016-17 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
MAOL Tuition and Fees 2015-2016
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 Tuition and Fees 2016-2017
2016-17 School Year Charges Per Hour
Tuition $510

*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 $50
Late Payment Fee $100
A.W. Tozer Tuition and Fees 2015-2016
2015-16 School Year Tuition and Course Fees Per Semester
Tuition (per credit) $414
Tuition (per 3-credit course) $1,242
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 Tuition and Fees 2016-2017
2016-17 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) $426

*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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