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COVID-19 Update: March 27, 2020

March 27, 2020 (10:14 am) Central Time 

Dear Simpson College Community,

We wish to thank you for your patience as we explored federal financial aid guidelines before sharing the room and board refund information. Below you will find detailed information. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Room and Board Refunds

Residential students moving off-campus by March 31 will receive a partial refund of room and board charges. Prorated credits for the semester will be calculated based on the following cancellation dates:

  • Housing – March 31, 2020
  • Meal plan – March 13, 2020

Credits will be applied to student accounts first and then used to offset any account balances. We are offering students two options for resulting credit balances:

  • Hold the credit balance on the student account to be applied against future charges, including next fall’s charges.
  • Receive a check for the credit balance

Please complete this short form indicating your selection by Tuesday, March 31.  If no selection is made, a check will be mailed to your home address.

Credits will be applied to accounts by April 3 and refund checks will be issued by April 17.

If you have additional questions, please contact Sherri Aldridge at sherri.aldridge@simpson.edu

Bookstore Closed Until April 7

In accordance with Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds’ order to close all retail businesses, the Simpson College bookstore will be closed until April 7. Merchandise is still available online at https://www.bkstr.com/simpsoncollegestore/home and orders will be fulfilled daily.

Connect with Us

We continue to maintain and respond to all questions submitted through our dedicated email address. Please email, COVIDResponse@simpson.edu  However, for students with specific questions related to course work, we encourage you to contact your individual professor and or advisor. For faculty with academic-related questions, please contact Cheryl Jacobsen, academic dean.

Please continue to monitor your emails and check the Simpson College COVID19 webpage for updates.

Please continue to look for daily updates. We thank you for your commitment to Simpson College. #ONESimpson.

Thank you,
Bob Lane ‘81
Interim President