Questions and Answers About the Financial Aid Process
|New Students||Returning Students|
|How much does it cost to attend Grinnell?|
|How is financial need calculated?|
|How will Grinnell meet my financial need?|
|How do I apply for aid?|
|How much aid is available at Grinnell?|
|What if my circumstances change?|
|When will I receive my financial aid notification?|
How will Grinnell meet my financial need?
Grinnell provides financial aid awards using a combination of grants, loans, and campus jobs. The two primary types of aid at Grinnell are "gift" (scholarships and grants) and "self help" (loans and work). While the majority of your institutional need will be met with scholarships and grants, most of our financial aid packages combine gift aid with self help. Financial aid awards may be adjusted when you receive additional outside sources of funding.