Of the more than 4,000 U.S. colleges and universities, only a small number meet the “gold standard” for financial aid.  Grinnell is among them. Approximately 45 colleges and universities with need-blind admission policies also meet 100% of demonstrated need.

2014-15 Statistics

  • Total financial aid awarded: $56.7 million
  • Total gift aid awarded: $50.4 million
  • Percent of students receiving aid: 89
  • Percent of students receiving Pell Grant: 20
  • Average financial aid package to students demonstrating need: $42,327
  • Percent of students in the graduating class of 2014 who borrowed: 56
  • Average indebtedness of borrowers in the graduating class of 2014: $16,315


Current students: All materials required to apply for need-based financial aid for the 2015-2016 academic year are due April 15, 2015. Contact the Office of Student Financial Aid if you have questions.

Due to the high volume of document uploads, the College Board's IDOC service is experiencing delays in it's processing. This will cause some delay in Grinnell receiving your information, but Grinnell will have access to the date you uploaded the documents to IDOC. There is no need to worry about...