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Cost and Net Price

Paying for college is a big investment, and we are here to help you plan for it. You can find the cost to attend Grinnell below. We recommend that prospective students who intend to apply for need-based financial aid use our net price calculators at the bottom of this page to estimate their need-based aid eligibility. Grinnell meets 100% of each student’s demonstrated need with student employment and grants/scholarships.


Tuition and Fees
Academic Year 2022-23 2021-22
Tuition $60,988 $58,156
Activity Fee $492 $492
Room $7,108 $6,778
Board $7,940 $7,572
Comprehensive Fee $76,528 $72,998

When determining eligibility for assistance, we use estimates for the following expenses:

  • Books and supplies: $900
  • Personal expenses: $1,100
  • Travel expenses:
    • up to $700 mainland U.S.
    • $1,100 AK, HI, and international

The fall semester bill includes a charge for student health insurance. The premium for 2022-23 is $1,870. If covered under a different plan while enrolled, you may request a waiver online. Additional details are mailed with the fall semester bill.

Net Price Calculators

These tools can help you estimate your eligibility for need-based financial aid at Grinnell and how much you might expect to contribute.

Quick Cost Estimator

This calculator will give you a simple cost estimate using six basic financial questions.

Grinnell College Net Price Calculator

This calculator provides an estimate of your family's financial aid and net price using more in-depth financial information.

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