Cost of Attendance & Net Price

Tuition and Fees

Academic Year 2017-18 2018-19
Tuition $50,264 $51,924
Activity Fee $450 $468
Room $5,856 $6,050
Board $6,544 $6,760
Comprehensive Fee $63,114 $65,202

When determining eligibility for assistance, we use estimates for the following expenses:

  • Books and supplies: $900
  • Personal expenses: $1,100
  • Travel expenses:
    • up to $700 mainland U.S.
    • $1,100 AK, HI, and international

All students are required to carry health insurance. The fall term bill includes a charge for student health insurance. The premium for 2017–18 is $1,591. If you will be covered under a different plan while enrolled, you may decline the insurance by completing an online waiver. Instructions for waiving Grinnell’s health insurance are mailed with the fall term bill.

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