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Need-based Grants and Scholarships

Federal Pell Grant

  • Federally-funded grant based on financial need
  • Eligibility determined by the  FAFSA EFC  which may be no greater than $5,234 for 2016-17 awards
  • 2016-17 awards range from $598 to $5,815 annually (contingent on federal funding)
  • Must re-apply annually

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG)

  • Federally-funded grant based on financial need
  • Awarded by the institution only to students who show exceptional financial need or eligibility for a Federal Pell Grant

2015-2016 Financial Aid Deadline is April 15

Current students: All materials required to apply for need-based financial aid for the 2015-2016 academic year are due April 15, 2015.  Log in to the Online Financial Aid Office to view the status of your required documents.

Help is available on our Apply for Aid web page.  If your FAFSA is selected for verification, go to the Federal Verification page for detailed instructions.

Students with non-need based awards only, such as scholarships and campus employment, will receive an email later this spring notifying them of the renewed award.

Students not applying for need-based aid, but who wish to borrow the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan, must complete the FAFSA.

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

College Board IDOC Processing Delays

Due to the high volume of document uploads, the College Board's IDOC service is experiencing delays in it's processing. This will cause some delay in Grinnell receiving your information, but Grinnell will have access to the date you uploaded the documents to IDOC. There is no need to worry about missing a deadline due to IDOC delays.

What does this mean for you? It may be some time before you see that your documents appear as "Received" in the online Financial Aid Office on the Services tab of PioneerWeb.

Contact the Office of Student Financial Aid at (641) 269-3250 or finaid[at]grinnell[dot]edu if you have questions.

Financial Aid Announcement for Current Students

The CSS PROFILE is NOT required for the 2015-16 returning student financial aid application process. Watch your email for detailed instructions on re-applying for your need-based financial aid. A postcard with instructions is being sent to your home address, and details are also available on the Returning Student Apply for Aid page.