Parent Financial Aid Information

A few important tips may be of assistance:

  • Work with your son/daughter to ensure that all documents are completed in an timely manner
  • Fill out all forms completely and accurately
  • Keep copies of everything
  • Respond quickly to all requests for additional information

Filing the FAFSA

If you are a parent of a dependent student, you will need to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid - FAFSA. You can file the application online at The FSA ID - a username and password - has replaced the Federal Student Aid PIN and must be used to log into certain U.S. Department of Education websites. Your FSA ID confirms your identity when you access your financial aid information and electronically sign Federal Student Aid documents. If you do not already have an FSA ID, you can create one when logging in to

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After the FAFSA has been completed, Simpson University may request a copy of your federal tax transcript, W2s, and other supporting documents. If any additional documents are requested, or other supporting documentation, are requested, they are needed to complete the federal verification process as required by the Department of Education. Your son or daughter will not be able to receive any federal financial aid until this process is completed. If a student's document file is not complete by semester deadlines listed on, institutional financial aid may be cancelled. The verification worksheets are available on the Student Financial Services Forms page. Please Note: until the verification process has been completed, any financial aid award given is an estimate only. Submit documentation as early as possible in order to receive a finalized award.

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Privacy Release Form

If you want to discuss your son or daughter’s student account with a Student Financial Services representative, or if you want to receive copies of account statements, please ensure that your student has completed the Privacy Release, available on the Student Financial Services Forms page.

Important Dates

Check out our Important Dates page. This page lists important information, such as application deadlines and payment due dates.

  • Simpson University does offer a payment plan, allowing account balances to be paid in three or four installments. The payment due dates are listed on the Payment Plan Form, available on the Student Financial Services Forms page.

Student Loans

If you would like to apply for the Parent PLUS loan you can begin the process from our Parent PLUS Loan page. Remember, if a parent applies for the PLUS loan and is denied, the student may become eligible for additional unsubsidized Stafford loan funds.

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Simpson Advantage Loan Repayment Program

Simpson University is pleased to announce a new loan repayment assistance program, offering an added measure of financial security to incoming freshmen. SimpsonAdvantage will be offered at no charge to students entering their freshman year at Simpson University in fall 2015. Learn more about the SimpsonAdvantage loan repayment program here.


Parents of incoming students – contact an admissions counselor at 888-9-SIMPSON or

Parents of continuing students – contact a student financial services counselor at 530-226-4621 or