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Financial Aid and 出勤费用

Making a Grinnell education possible


You’re looking at Grinnell because you want to blaze your intellectual trail at an institution that brings together students from many backgrounds and gives you the support to create your own academic journey. We’ll do everything we can to make sure that the cost of a Grinnell education doesn’t get in your way — and that you’ll be able to graduate without student debt, which can be a burden that slows you down as you pursue your goals post-graduation.


Grinnell continues to live up to its values of academic excellence in a 不同的社区 dedicated to social responsibility by investing even more in you — our students. Grinnell is one of fewer than 10 colleges and universities nationwide that are need-blind, meet 100% of demonstrated need, 提供无贷款经济援助, 这是测试可选的.

这对你来说意味着什么? It means a Grinnell education is financially accessible. We will evaluate your application based on your academic potential and your qualifications, 不是靠你的支付能力. We also commit to meet your demonstrated financial need without loans — Grinnell offers additional grants rather than loans.

It means you can graduate and take on the next stage of your life without the burdens of student loan debt.


YOU can afford a Grinnell education.

We value you for you, not how much your family can contribute to the cost of your education. So when you apply for admission, we don’t consider your ability to pay — that’s what we call 资金申请*.

我们也会见面 100% of your demonstrated need without loans — only a handful of colleges and universities among more than 4,000 in the United States can say that.

用我们的 净价计算器.


Group of students holds up another student


We are committed to college access, equity, and success from admission through commencement. 应用, you won’t have any application fees, supplements, or additional essays to worry about. You’ll decide whether to send us your standardized 考试成绩. Your application will be evaluated holistically — with consideration for your background. 我们的故意, 不同的社区 welcomes students from around the world — and sends them to 全球 study, research, and internship locations as well. Armed with a rich set of personally-designed intellectual, 实用, 以及国际经验, Grinnellians are leaders in their communities wherever their passions lead them.

Student celebrates after receiving degree


A Grinnell education is worth so much more than the cost of attendance. In concert with Grinnell’s distinctive individually-advised curriculum — which you will design — you’ll connect with faculty and career 顾问 who will help you develop the knowledge and skills to help you meet your academic and career goals. You’ll put your theoretical knowledge to work through 实践学习经历, such as research, internships, externships, and service opportunities. You’ll gain 实用 experience and new perspectives to connect your ideas to action and make an impact in our 全球ly-connected world.

of our students receive aid to help pay for their years at Grinnell.
of Grinnell students receive need-based aid with an average grant/scholarship eligibility of $65,441.
$76.6 几百万
total grants and scholarships provided to students this year.
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Maddie McCabe '22 (video still)


“You’re really in charge of your learning and you get to take out of college whatever you want.”



“作为一个人,你会改变. Grinnell allows you to blossom into that leader, into that change agent that you’ve always wanted to become but maybe didn’t know that you were capable of being.”

Justina Lee '22(视频剧照)


“I’m going to be a student who is going to be traveling to Washington, D.C., in my second semester of my third year. 在那个项目中, not only do I get to be in an environment where I’m surrounded by like-minded peers, but I’m also able to engage in an internship.”

Admission and Financial Aid Voices



What does it mean to be “need blind” and meet 100% of need?

萨拉米. 怀特,招生主任


What does it mean for a college to be “no loan”?



Are international students eligible for financial aid?

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