Cost of Attendance

Cost/Aid 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 ›

by MyinTuition

This calculator will give you an 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.


Tuition and Fees

Academic Year 2017-18 2018-19
Tuition $50,264 $51,924
Activity Fee 450 468
Room 5,856 6,050
Board 6,544 6,760
Comprehensive Fee  $63,114 $65,202

When determining eligibility for assistance, we make annual allowances 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

All students are required to carry health insurance. The fall term bill includes a charge for student health insurance. The premium for 2017–18 is $1,591. If you will be covered under a different plan while enrolled, you may decline the insurance by completing an online waiver. Instructions for waiving Grinnell’s health insurance are mailed with the fall term bill.