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. Please upload the completed form, by the admission application deadline, to the application portal at admission.grinnell.edu. For your personal security, we ask that you do not send this form via email attachment.

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.

Please upload the completed ISFAA to the application portal at admission.grinnell.edu. For your personal security, we ask that you do not send this form via email attachment.

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.