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Afford Grinnell

You’re investing in your future. We’re investing in you.

If you’re a Grinnellian, we want you here. Beginning in 2021–22, 100% of your demonstrated need is met with scholarships, grants, and campus jobs — no loans — all in the effort to help you better afford your education. This means that your demonstrated need is met without the expectation of taking on student debt.

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    There’s a lot to consider as you plan for funding your education.

    Explore the information here, then let us know if you have questions. We’re here to help, no matter where you are in the process. We want to ensure that you have everything you need.

    Cost & Net Price
    All the things that go into that final amount — they matter. And we want to make sure you know how it looks for your personal circumstances.

    How Need is Calculated
    Your eligibility for financial assistance is based on the difference between two numbers: the cost of your education and the calculated ability of you and your family to meet that cost.

    Scholarships and Grants
    Your hard work doesn’t go unnoticed. Discover Grinnell’s significant scholarship and grant resources and what’s available from federal and state sources.

    Loans and Financing
    Whether you choose our monthly payment plan, your 529 plan, loan options, or a combination of these, we'll provide guidance as you determine how best to provide your family's contribution.

    Student Employment
    If you want a campus job, we have plenty for you to explore, and you don't need to have work-study eligibility to do it.

    Veterans Benefits
    Veterans, spouses, and dependents of veterans may be eligible for education benefits through numerous GI Bill programs. 

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