Financial Aspects of Grinnell-in-Washington DC

Grinnell-in-Washington DC does cost more than attending Grinnell College in Iowa. Please see the Financial Aid web page devoted to Off-Campus Study for estimated costs for this program. Financial aid and subsidies may help defray this additional cost- please read the specifics below.

Financial Aid

Students approved for participation in GIW who wish to receive aid must go through the same financial aid process as students intending to remain on campus. All financial aid deadlines and requirements still apply. Awards for the fall semester are generally mailed in June. If you have questions about your own personal financial aid situation, please contact Gretchen Zimmermann, Associate Director of Financial Aid.


The GIW program pays for several course-related expenses (e.g. transportation on field trips and admission fees), several local cultural outings, and regular group meals with alumni during the semester. Students on the program who receive financial aid are also subsidized by adjusted aid packages that account specifically for the different cost of spending a semester in Washington than on the Grinnell home campus, such as transportation costs. It is students' responsibility to use these resources to budget carefully for costs on the program.