Grinnell College

 

National College Match Scholarship Package

These numbers are based on estimated costs for the 2021-2022 school year. Amounts will change slightly from year to year, but as the cost of college increases, the scholarship packages will correspondingly increase.

Annual Cost of Attendance

Tuition

$58,156

Room & Board

$14,350

Books & Supplies

$900

Travel

Varies

Personal

$1,100

Health Insurance

See below

Required Fees

$492

Total

$74,998

How Annual Costs Are Covered

Grants

$69,998

Student Employment

$2,500

Student Summer Work Contribution

$2,500

Parent Contribution

$0

Student Savings

Varies

Student Loan

$0

Total

$74,998

Policy Regarding Outside Funding
Funding awarded from outside sources will reduce student work expectations. Depending on the amount of the outside award, the Grinnell-funded QuestBridge Grant may be reduced. Total grant/scholarship assistance from all sources can never exceed the College's total published cost of attendance. 

Policy on Travel Allowance, Books, and Personal Expenses
The QuestBridge Grant, funded by Grinnell College, will be increased by a standardized (estimated) cost of travel based on the student’s permanent home address. However, students are expected to pay for travel to and from campus as part of their contribution from summer work and/or academic year earnings. Students should also be prepared to pay for books and personal expenses from summer earnings and academic year earnings.

Policy on Health Insurance
Grinnell College requires all students to be covered by a health insurance policy. If a student is not covered by a health insurance plan, then they are required to participate in the College's health insurance program; assistance is available to cover the annual premium: $1,841 for 2021-2022. Note: the annual premium is charged only to fall semester. It is not split between the two semesters.

Requirements Associated with Maintaining this Award
Students must remain in good standing for each term they are enrolled. There is no specific GPA required to maintain the QuestBridge Grant, other than the minimum to remain in good standing.

Other Details

  • Maximum timeframe for receipt of the grant is eight semesters.

  • Student loans are available if students wish to borrow to replace the summer work.

  • The summer earnings expectation for all students (first - fourth years) is $2,500 annually.

  • The Student Savings contribution is calculated based on the student's assets and will reduce the grant.