Afford Grinnell

You’re investing in your future. We’re investing in you.

If you’re a Grinnellian, we want you here. Financial aid awards can include a combination of grants, loans, and campus jobs, all in the effort to help you better afford your education. While the majority of your institutional need will be met by scholarships and grants, most students have financial aid packages that combine all of these.

There’s a lot to consider as you plan for funding your education. 

Explore the information here, then let us know if you have questions. We’re here to help, no matter where you are in the process. We want to ensure that you have everything you need.  


All the things that go into that final amount—they matter. And we want to make sure you know how it looks for your personal circumstances. 

Cost & Net Price



Your eligibility for financial assistance is based on the difference between two numbers: the cost of your education and the calculated ability of you and your family to meet that cost. 

How Need is Calculated



Your hard work doesn’t go unnoticed. Discover Grinnell’s significant scholarship and grant resources and what’s available from federal and state sources.  

Grants and Scholarships



Whether you choose our monthly payment plan, your 529 plan, loan options, or a combination of these, we'll provide guidance as you determine how best to provide your family's contribution. 

Loans and Financing



If you want a campus job, we have plenty for you to explore, and you don't need a work-study award to do it. 

Student Employment

Professor and Students


Continue to explore more of the Grinnell experience.

Center for Careers, Life, and Service


 Your hub of resources for living, learning, and working with meaning and purpose. 

Applying for Aid


 You’ve got options to help finance your education. We’ll tell you what you need and connect you to those resources.  

Off-Campus Study and Your Financial Aid


 Grinnellians study in many places around the world. See how you can afford it. 

Alumna Quote

You can be who you are here without fear of what people will think. Where else in the world can you find that? Thanks for making it possible for me to come here. It truly is the best thing that’s ever happened to me.

Lilianna Bagnoli '15