Student Financial Services Office

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (known as the FAFSA) is a form that can be prepared annually by current and prospective college students (undergraduate and graduate) in the United States to determine their eligibility for student financial aid.

  • FSA ID

    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, the National Student Loan Data Systems (NSLDA) at, or

    You can use your FSA ID to sign a FAFSA right away. Once the Social Security Administration verifies your information in one to three days, or if you have linked your PIN to your FSA ID, you will be able to use your FSA ID to access the websites listed above. For help, visit

  • FAFSA Filing and Verification

    File your FAFSA starting January 1, 2016 for the 2016-2017 academic year. File as early as possible to receive the best award possible. (School Code: 001291) Do not forget to create your FSA ID.

    FAFSA Verification

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    IRS Data Retrieval Tool*

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Visit the Financial Aid Options page to view program-specific aid options. Two basic categories of aid include:

  • Grants and Scholarships

    Grants and scholarships are money for college and do not have to be repaid.


    The higher the “level of need,” the higher the possibility of receiving a grant. The most common grants are the Pell Grant (federal) and the Cal Grant (state).

    For more information:
    Federal and State Aid


    Scholarships are given to students based on academic merit, talent, personal or family involvement in Christian ministry, and high levels of need based on the FAFSA.

    For more information and renewal criteria:
    Simpson University Aid


    If you are receiving any outside scholarships not listed on your award letter, please complete the outside scholarship form and submit it to Student Financial Services.

    For more information:
    Outside Scholarships

  • Loans

    Loans are borrowed money and must be repaid with interest.

    The Federal Direct Stafford Loan program is the biggest source of low-interest student loans. Since these loans are not credit-based, most students are eligible.


    For students with financial need. Interest is paid by the government while the student is enrolled in school at least half-time.


    Interest does accrue on the loan while in school.

    Annual eligibility is based on the student’s grade level.

    For additional information on these loans and the steps to request the loan funds you have been awarded, visit

Calculate Your Investment

If you are a new, undergraduate student, planning to attend full-time (12-19 units per semester), this calculator is meant for you! It is a tool designed to help you estimate your potential costs and financial aid at Simpson University. Please click on the Net Price Calculator button to begin.

Net Price Calculator

Regular Office Hours

Monday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday through​Thursday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact Information

Phone: 530-226-4621
Fax: 530-226-4855
Email: and

If you are a prospective student, contact your admissions counselor regarding financial aid questions. Please call 530-226-4606 or

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Undergrad students, are you "Red Hawk Ready"?

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For more information, go to our Financial Aid Options page and click on the UG tab.