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.

2015-16 Statistics

  • Total financial aid awarded: $58.7 million
  • Total gift aid awarded: $50.7 million
  • Percent of students receiving aid: 90
  • Percent of students receiving Pell Grant: 20
  • Average financial aid package to students demonstrating need: $44,205
  • Percent of students in the graduating class of 2015 who borrowed: 59
  • Average indebtedness of borrowers in the graduating class of 2015: $15,982


All Federal Student Aid (FSA) websites are now requiring an FSA ID. The FSA ID – a username and password – has replaced the Federal Student Aid PIN and must be used to log in to certain U.S. Department of Education websites. Your FSA ID confirms your identity when you access your financial aid...

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.