Cost of Attendance

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.

Grinnell meets 100% of each student’s demonstrated need with student employment, grants, and scholarships. We recommend that prospective students who intend to apply for need-based financial aid use our net price calculators to estimate their need-based aid eligibility.


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 sent with the fall semester bill.

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