Our highest priority as a top-tier educational institution is to admit you, a bright and promising student--regardless of your financial background. That's why Grinnell College practices need-blind admission. We offer admission to applicants who are qualified intellectually rather than economically. Admitted students with demonstrated financial need receive generous aid packages usually including grant assistance, long-term low-interest loans, and campus employment. Currently, about 85 percent of Grinnell students receive financial aid.
The 2013-14 comprehensive fee is $53,654 (tuition & fees, $43,656; room and board, $9,998). When determining eligibility for assistance, annual allowances are made for the following expenses: Books & Supplies ($900); Personal Expenses ($1,100); Travel Expenses (up to $1,100, depending upon home state/country).
Applying for Financial Aid
Grinnell College offers both merit-based and need-based financial aid, including grants, scholarships, and loans. We also offer many on-campus employment opportunities, as well as federal work-study. For merit aid consideration, a complete admission application is all that is required. For more specific information about applying for aid, please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid's FAQs.
Net Price Calculator
Grinnell now provides a Net Price Calculator to provide families with an approximation of what a new first-year, undergraduate student can expect to pay to attend Grinnell College.