Private Iowa college offering free year of tuition

(Indianola, Iowa)  Simpson College is announcing a big financial break for potential students from families earning 60-thousand dollars per year or less.   

First year students, starting in the fall of 2018, can attend Simpson without paying tuition, for the first year.   

President Jay Simmons at the Indianola campus says qualifying students will have to pay room and board, and meet standard admission standards.  

He says the program, called "The Simpson Promise" will apply to students in the Fall 2018 class.

"The mission of Simpson College is to provide an excellent private education to students from all ages and backgrounds, and that includes their economic standing," Simmons said.  "We want Iowa families to know that Simpson is taking an aggressive approach to meet their needs."

To be eligible for The Simpson Promise, students must:

Be an Iowa resident, (2018 graduate of an Iowa high school)

Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) no later than July 1st, 2018 and be eligible for federal aid

Reside on campus

Have a 2016 household adjusted gross income at or below $60,000

Be a full-time, accepted, incoming first-year student

Students will be responsible for the cost of any tuition increase in future years.

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