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Cost & Net Price

Tuition and Fees
Academic Year 2020-21 2019-20
Tuition $56,188 $53,872
Activity Fee $492 $482
Room $6,548 $6,278
Board $7,316 $7,014
Comprehensive Fee $70,544 $67,646

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 first fall term bill includes a charge for student health insurance. The premium for 2020-21 is $1,841. If covered under a different plan while enrolled, you may request a waiver online. Additional details are mailed with the first fall term 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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