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Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program Loan Repayment

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows who have entered a Ph.D. program in a Mellon designated field within 39 months of graduation from Grinnell are eligible for up to $10,000 in loan repayment benefits. For each year of full-time graduate study, one-eighth of your undergraduate debt (up to $1,250) can be paid by the Mellon Foundation through Grinnell College. Students who complete their doctorate are eligible for an additional $5,000 in loan repayment.

Satisfactory Academic Progress and Financial Aid

A new Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy related to student financial aid takes effect beginning with the 2016 spring semester.

If you receive any form of financial aid, including work-study and loans, we encourage you to carefully review the policy in its entirety.

Contact the Office of Financial Aid if you have any questions.

Spring Transfer

U.S. Students

Priority Deadline November 1

Attention: the steps below are required to apply for Grinnell College funded financial aid. If you wish to only apply for federally funded financial aid, such as the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Work-study, and the Federal Direct Student Loan, you only need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Complete the steps below to apply for need-based financial aid under the Spring Transfer process: