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Grinnell College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$64,424 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$50,014 tuition
$12,810 on campus room & board
$900 books and supplies
$700 fees
(Based on stats from 2017/2018)

$64,424 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$50,014 tuition
$12,810 on campus room & board
$900 books and supplies
$700 fees
(Based on stats from 2017/2018)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$29,749 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
92% of students receive aid
19% get federal aid ($5,242 avg)
4% get state aid ($5,067 avg)
91% get institn'l aid ($29,749 avg)
45% get loans ($4,606 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.59% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.59% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $31,088 91%
Federal Grant Aid $5,242 19%
Pell Grants $4,489 19%
Other Federal Grants $3,810 4%
Institution Grant Aid $29,749 91%
State Grant Aid $5,067 4%
Student Loans $4,606 45%
Federal Loans $3,816 42%
Other Loans $4,624 17%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$2,000 Y
$15,000 Y
$25,000 Y
$10,000 Y
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: -
Financial aid deadline: January 15
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: May 20
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: June 1
Does Grinnell College offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
1103 Park Street
Grinnell, IA 50112-1690
(641) 269-4000


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • DJB from Grinnell, IA
  • I am a current student here

    Grinnell's financial aid is some of the best in the USA! I know a handful of students who decided to attend solely on their package.

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  • 4
  • Jenny from Long Beach, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Although the advertised cost of attendance is quite high, Grinnell is extremely generous when it comes to financial aid.

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