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Student Account Policies

Payment of Student Accounts

Prior to Fall semester beginning, students will receive an account statement in the mail with estimated charges for tuition, room and meal plan and estimated financial aid.

Tuition, room, and meal plan charges are due the first day of semester.  Fall semester balances are due August 30th, 2022.  Student account statements will be sent by the first week in July.

All students will receive a statement in the mail for Fall term.  New freshman and new transfers will receive a statement in the mail in December for their first Spring term.  Returning students should check their SC Connect the first week in December for their Spring statement.

Tuition, room, and meal plan charges for Spring term are due January 9th, 2023.  

Click here to learn how to view your statement of account and make a payment on SC Connect.

Books are sold at the Simpson College Bookstore in the Kent Campus Center.  Cash, check, or credit card may be used to purchase books.  Full-time students should be prepared to pay approximately $1124 for books this year.

Matriculation Fee and Deposit

Upon acceptance, all full-time students must pay $200, which covers the $100 matriculation fee and $100 enrollment deposit.  This deposit is non-refundable after May 1st.  The $100 enrollment deposit, however, may be refunded when enrollment terminates and all financial obligations to Simpson have been satisfied.

Credit Balances

Federal regulations require credit balances created by Title IV funds to be refunded within 14 days. Students who want credit balances retained by Simpson College for the academic year must give written authorization to the Business Office.


For information on Room and Meal plans, please use these links:
Campus Dining
Residence Life

You may also find the fees for room and meal plans for the year here:
Tuition and Fees


Students receiving Chapter 31 or Chapter 33 VA Education Benefits where the VA pays Simpson College directly on behalf of the student will be exempt from the following actions pertaining to tuition and tuition-related fees:

  • Assessment of late fees to their student account
  • Registration holds due to a balance on their account
  • Denied access to the library or other institutional facilities due to a balance on their account
  • Required to borrow additional funds to cover the balance on their account until the VA deposits funds for tuition and fees into Simpson’s account

Students receiving Chapter 33 benefits that are using Simpson College housing are responsible for paying for room and board fees directly to Simpson.  

All students receiving Chapter 33 benefits will be required to provide a copy of their VA Certificate of Eligibility.  If they have just applied for the benefit and are waiting for the VA to process their application, they will be required to sign a Promissory Note with the Simpson College Business Office.  If the VA should decline the student’s application, the student will be responsible for any outstanding tuition and tuition-related fees.  

NOTE:  If a student is receiving Chapter 33 benefits at a percentage lower than 100%, they should work closely with the Business Office and Financial Aid to make sure any outstanding balances not covered by the VA will be covered by other scholarships or funds available to the student. 


Students entering as traditional/day students will remain in the traditional/day program with full tuition charges and institutional financial aid, regardless of the format (evening, on-line, day, hybrid) they take their classes. They will be eligible to live on campus and participate in athletics. These students will remain in the traditional program unless they complete the “Student Program Change Form” to move to the C&G program via the registrar’s office.

Students entering as C&G students will always be billed at the C&G hourly rate regardless of the format they take their classes UNLESS they are taking 12 or more credits with 6 or more credits in the traditional day format, and then they will pay the full-time day rate and be granted institutional financial aid. They will not be eligible to live on campus or participate in athletics UNLESS they transition to be a traditional day student type.

Students entering with traditional status and changing to part-time enrollment will ALWAYS be billed according to the part-time traditional/day rates. There are circumstances where an athlete or non-athlete choose to attend part-time for a semester and live on campus and/or participate in athletics. Examples: An athlete who has an injury and returns for their last season of eligibility and only needs two classes or a traditional/day student who is graduating early or late and only needs 8 credits to do so. In both examples, the housing decision would be up to student development and only if we have open housing.

Students who desire to change to the other program (go from C&G to traditional day or vice versa) will still be required to file the “Student Program Change Form” and be granted approval to do so.

Students taking web courses will continue to pay the additional web-based fee per credit.

Students who are in a grad level program (so student type is C&G), may, by petition, live on campus and participate in athletics.