Grinnell College

Grinnell, IA

National College Match Scholarship Package

These numbers are based on estimated costs for the 2023-2024 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



Room & Board


Books & Supplies






Health Insurance

See below

Required Fees






Student Employment


Student Summer Work Contribution


Parent Contribution


Student Savings


Student Loan




Policy on Outside Funding

Funding provided by outside sources will reduce student work expectations. Depending on the amount of the outside scholarship, 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: $1,870 for 2023-2024. Note: the annual premium is charged only to fall semester. It is not split between the two semesters.

Policy on Student Contribution

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.

Student loans are available if students wish to borrow to replace the summer earnings expectation.

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
The maximum timeframe for receipt of the grant is eight semesters.