Making a Grinnell Education Accessible
Grinnell is one of only about 15 colleges and universities among more than 4,000 in the United States that have eliminated loans for students with financial need. This no-loan policy is one of several programs that, taken together, make Grinnell the “gold standard” of financial accessibility:
- When you apply for admission, Grinnell doesn’t consider your ability to pay — that’s what we call need-blind admission.*
- Grinnell meets 100% of your demonstrated financial need.
- Grinnell does not include loans in financial aid packages.
- Standardized tests (ACT and SAT) are optional for applicants.
We’re strongly committed to providing equal access to education, regardless of financial status.
We’ve been listening to the concerns of students and families, and excessive debt burdens for new graduates is near the top of the list. Our no-loan initiative helps address these concerns by allowing students to take their next steps after graduation without the burdens and limitations that student loan debt can bring. We’re strongly committed to providing equal access to education, regardless of financial status.
Grinnell’s no-loan policy can change your life for the better — check us out. You, too, can enjoy the transformative experience of a Grinnell liberal arts education.
* For U.S. citizens and permanent residents.