Need-Based Aid

I Do Not Plan To Apply for Need-Based Financial Aid

Indicate on the Common Application that you do not intend to apply for need-based financial aid, and upload a completed Certification of Finances form to your Grinnell application portal. You should attach a bank statement showing funds to cover the first year cost of attendance if your bank official is unwilling to sign the Certification of Finances.

Note: Your Grinnell application portal is created after you submit the Common Application. For your personal security, we ask that you do not send any forms via email attachment.

Grinnell will not consider applications for financial aid from international students after they are admitted to the college. As part of the application for admission, all applicants needing financial assistance are required to accurately and thoroughly complete the process outlined below.

I Plan To Apply for Need-Based Financial Aid

International Applicants applying for need-based financial aid must complete the CSS PROFILE - Note: Grinnell does not provide fee waivers for the CSS PROFILE.

Financial Aid Deadline Application Round

November 15

Early Decision I

January 1

Early Decision II

January 15

Regular Decision

Should you not be able to complete the CSS PROFILE, the International Student Financial Aid Application (ISFAA) may be submitted. Upload the completed form to your Grinnell application portal, which is created after you submit your Common Application. Do not send any forms via email attachment.

What’s next?

Admitted students who have met the deadline will receive a notice of financial aid and/or scholarship eligibility with the admission decision.