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Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$51,518 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$40,628 tuition
$9,614 on campus room & board
$900 books
$376 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$51,518 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$40,628 tuition
$9,614 on campus room & board
$900 books
$376 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$25,318 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
91% of students receive aid
24% get federal aid ($5,832 avg)
7% get state aid ($4,002 avg)
89% get institn'l aid ($25,318 avg)
48% get loans ($4,767 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.99% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.99% 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 $27,207 89%
Federal Grant Aid $5,832 24%
Pell Grants $4,128 24%
Other Federal Grants $1,792 23%
Institution Grant Aid $25,318 89%
State Grant Aid $4,002 7%
Student Loans $4,767 48%
Federal Loans $3,872 42%
Other Loans $4,772 13%

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
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,270
Out of State $1,270


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • DJB from Grinnell, IA
  • Oct-25-2012 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
  • Jun-15-2012 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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  • 5
  • Joo An from Yakima, WA
  • May-28-2012 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Great Financial Aid. They even give merit aid to internationals.

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  • 5
  • Marie
  • Apr-02-2012 I am a current student here

    Educationally, it doesn't get much better than Grinnell. It will prepare you for anything.

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