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

    How to Create an FSA ID

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  • 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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    How to Fill Out FAFSA

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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

We will be introducing some exciting new system enhancements to provide more convenience and ease for our families, allowing them to manage their education expenses in a 24/7 online Student Account Center.

This is a service Simpson University will provide through the Student Account Center (SAC) administered by Tuition Management Systems (TMS). This online website will allow you to view up-to-the-minute account activity, make payments, and enroll in an optional semester monthly payment plan.

What to Expect:

An email will be sent from to your Simpson University email address to register for access to the Student Account Center (SAC). Due to Federal student privacy regulations (FERPA), the student must register first.

After logging into the Student Account Center, you will have access to a web page that will offer the following features:

  • Account Summary Data – available 24/7 with real time updates.
  • Account Activity – also available 24/7 with real time updates.
  • View Available Payment Options - enroll in a payment plan or make one-time payments by available payment methods.
  • Ability to Share Account Access – Select “Manage Account Access” and share access with additional family members or other participants that are frequently important partners in this process. An email with activation instructions will be sent to the invited participant.

Regular Office Hours

Monday through Thursday: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Friday: Closed

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

Self-Service Financial Aid and Student Finance

Self-Service Financial Aid allows you to know where you are in the financial aid process, the next steps required, and other important details.

Self-Service Student Finance provides detailed financial activity including access to your current statement. This is where you may also make a payment online.

We encourage you to log into Self-Service today and navigate through the features. We want you to be confident and empowered in making financial decisions while at Simpson University!

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Have you received your 1098T?

Heartland ECSI is assisting Simpson University with generating and sending the 1098-T statement for 2017. Please go to the Heartland ECSI 1098-T Information Page for any questions related to your 1098-T statement and to access an electronic copy of your 1098-T statement on the Heartland ECSI portal.

Calculate Your Investment

If you are a new, undergraduate student, entering as a freshman or transferring in from another college / university, 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.