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Comprehensive Fee Payment Plan

Tuition Payment Plan

Grinnell College understands that sometimes you need some help managing your tuition bill.  That's why we offer the Grinnell College tuition payment plan administered by Sallie Mae®.  Payment plans are convenient, manageable payment solutions that give you the option to pay tuition in interest-free monthly installments, rather than one lump sum.  Tuition payment plans offer:

End-of-Course Ratings

Student Ratings of Instruction

Grinnell College uses a single, college-wide form to gather end-of-course student ratings of instruction. The instrument solicits student perceptions of how much they learned in the class and the extent to which specific elements contributed to their learning. The results from student ratings are sent to instructors and their department chairs for use in developing teaching goals; to provide feedback for personal learning, growth, and course improvement; and for use during faculty reviews.


Gathering Information Via Electronic Survey

PioneerWeb - Blackboard (A Commercial Product on Campus)

Surveys within PioneerWeb (Blackboard) are flexible and easy to construct. Participants in a survey must be members of a course or organization where the survey is deployed. An Organization may be created to include the target audience. To access the survey, participants must log into PioneerWeb. If you have questions about setting up a survey in PioneerWeb, contact Linda Ludwig at ext 4901.

Vovici (A Commercial Product hosted on web)

Holiday Schedule





OFFICIAL HOLIDAY             DATE OF HOLIDAY                   DAY OFF


Independence Day                      Thursday, July 4                    Thursday, July 4, 2013

Labor Day                                  Monday, September 2            Monday, September 2, 2013

Thanksgiving Day                      Thursday, November 28        Thursday, November 28, 2013

Day after Thanksgiving              Friday, November 29             Friday, November 29, 2013


Grinnell Grant

  • Institutional grant based on financial need

Grinnell International Student Grant

  • Institutional grant based on financial need

Federal Pell Grant

  • Federally funded grant based on financial need
  • Eligibility determined by the U.S. Department of Education and is based on the FAFSA EFC
  • Not affected by the February 1 priority deadline
  • 2012-13 awards range from $602 to $5,550 per academic year (contingent on federal funding)

Core Values

Excellence in Education for Students in the Liberal Arts

  • varied forms of learning, in and out of the classroom and beyond the campus
  • creative and critical thinking stimulated by the free, open exchange of ideas
  • education that reflects on its own process
  • excellent teaching as the highest priority of the faculty
  • active scholarship in traditional and interdisciplinary fields
  • need-blind admission of students with strong academic potential

A Diverse Community


Unemployment Compensation Insurance The state of Iowa's unemployment compensation law requires that all employees are provided with unemployment compensation insurance coverage.

For additional questions about these benefits, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 269-4818.  Questions via email may be directed to any of the following staff members:

Stacy Koehler, Associate Director of Human Resources (koehlers[at]grinnell[dot]edu)

Mission Statement

When Grinnell College framed its charter in the Iowa Territory of the United States in 1846, it set forth a mission to educate its students "for the different professions and for the honorable discharge of the duties of life." The College pursues that mission by providing an education in the liberal arts through free inquiry and the open exchange of ideas. As a teaching and learning community, the College holds that knowledge is a good to be pursued both for its own sake and for the intellectual, moral, and physical well-being of individuals and of society at large.