2016-2017 Comprehensive Fee





Full Meal Plan (see Meal Options)


Student Activity Fee


Total Comprehensive Fee


The college reserves the right to increase the rates charged with due notice.

Student accounts are billed at beginning of each semester. The above fees will be divided in half for each semester.

If an account is not paid in full by dates listed on the Billing Schedule page or arrangements satisfactory to the Bursar have not been made, the college regards the student's account as delinquent. Students whose accounts are delinquent are not entitled to meals, room, registration, admission to classes, or issue of transcripts. Delinquent balances are subject to a monthly finance charge of 1.5 percent. Grinnell College reserves the right to recover all costs involved with the collection and/or litigations of delinquent accounts.

Advance Deposit

An advance tuition deposit is required of all students. For newly admitted students, the deposit is $200 and is credited to the student's account when she or he enters Grinnell College. For returning students, the deposit is $200 and is prerequisite to room draw and preregistration. Notification of the due date for this payment is given to students and parents in March of each year. The advance deposit is nonrefundable and may be paid online or at the Cashier Office. After advance payments are credited to the student's account, the remaining charges for tuition and fees are due approximately one month before the start of each term.

Damage Deposit

All Grinnell students will make a $100 damage deposit which is separate from the advance tuition deposit and is included as a charge on the billing statement. This deposit serves as a key deposit and damage deposit for the residence halls and for any fines or charges at the end of each semester. Prior to billing each Fall semester, the $100 level will be replenished. Upon graduation or withdrawal from the College, the unused deposit will be credited to the billing statement.