Merit Scholarships and Need-Based Aid

Merit Scholarships

December 1 is the Priority Deadline for Merit Scholarships. No separate scholarship application is required.

I Do Not Plan To Apply for Need-Based Financial Aid

The Certification of Finances must be completed if you do not intend to apply for need-based aid. Submit it, by the admission application deadline, as an email attachment directly to the Grinnell College Office of Admission or submit it by fax to 1-641-269-4800.

I Plan To Apply for Need-Based Financial Aid

International Applicants who wish to be considered for need-based financial aid must complete the International Student Financial Aid Application (ISFAA). The CSS PROFILE may be submitted in place of the ISFAA. Please note: no fee waivers are granted for the CSS PROFILE.


Application Rounds Financial Aid Deadlines

Early Decision I

November 15

Early Decision II

January 1

Regular Decision

January 15

What’s next?

Admitted students who have met the deadline will receive a notice of financial aid and/or scholarship eligibility with the admission decision.