The staff of the Cashier Office has collected some of the common questions and listed them with our answers below.
Frequently Asked Questions
All students are required to carry health insurance. All students are billed $1,025 for the insurance on the Fall billing statement. If a student has coverage under a different plan, the charges will be removed upon the receipt of the completed waiver form by August 30, 2012, indicating waiver of coverage and listing the plan under which the student is covered. Go to http://www.grinnell.edu/offices/cashier/insurance for more details.
The $100 damage deposit is required separate from the advance tuition deposit. This deposit serves as a key deposit and breakage deposit for the residence halls and for any fines or charges at the end of each semester. Prior to registration each fall, the $100 level must be replenished.
A Campus Cash account is an account designed for Grinnell College students, faculty and staff to access various services on campus by using their Pioneer One-Card.
Deposits can be made to a Campus Cash account by using cash, personal checks, a credit or debit card, or transferring a credit balance from the student's tuition account. Grinnell College will accept American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa. A Campus Cash machine located on campus, accepting cash transactions only, is outside Crady Mail Services in the Joe Rosefield '25 Center. In the event you wish to use a personal check, credit or debit card or transfer a credit balance, you will need to visit or telephone the Cashier Office located at the John Chrystal Center.
Students, faculty, and staff can access their Campus Cash accounts at the following locations:
Grinnell College Bookstore, Mail Services, Spencer Grill, Bob's Underground, all campus laundry facilities, the Grinnell College Library and most campus vending machines.
The forms that must be completed include: the State W-4 form, the Federal W-4 form, and Form I-9 from the U.S. Department of Justice. For copies of these forms, go to: http://www.grinnell.edu/offices/accounting/payroll
In order to complete the I-9, please view the list of acceptable documents which can be found here: http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-9.pdf
These forms can be completed, with the proper documents, at the Cashier Office located in the John Chrystal Center.
Students living in college-owned housing are provided telephones and access to local service. Students will be able to make long distance calls by using a calling card that connects to a long distance service through a local access number or a toll-free service. The Grinnell College Bookstore has prepaid calling cards available for purchase.