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.

2017-18 Statistics

  • Total financial aid awarded: $59.5 million
  • Total gift aid awarded: $52.2 million
  • Percent of students receiving aid: 87
  • Percent of students receiving Pell Grant: 19
  • Average financial aid package to students demonstrating need: $47,561
  • Percent of students in the graduating class of 2017 who borrowed: 55
  • Average indebtedness of borrowers in the graduating class of 2017: $19,392


The Equifax security breach has most experts recommending you place a security freeze on your credit file at each of the major credit reporting agencies.

For the majority of students receiving financial aid or planning to apply for financial aid, a security freeze will not disrupt the aid...