College Sophomore 2012-12-19T23:59:35Z
It is really hard to get any non-need based financial aid. Basically, they just decide with your admission what you will get.
College Sophomore 2012-08-15T15:29:01Z
Lots of paperwork; they double-check everything; and I felt like I was constantly being asked to fill out forms. In the end it was worth it, I got decent financial aid. Not as much as I would have liked though. And then figuring out student loans was a hassle. But the people at Grinnell are really helpful. It's just the amount of time and paperwork that is annoying.
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-27T15:50:02Z
Need Is Met, Mostly. Grinnell is more generous than many other schools when calculating need, but as with most college financial aid programs, it often isn't really enough. Grinnell does have a $2,000 suggested loan cap and there are plenty of work-study jobs on campus. Merit scholarships generally increase the same percentage of tuition annually as well.
Recent Alumnus 2011-05-04T00:42:00Z
Pretty Generous – Most students at Grinnell are awarded financial aid. Usually, when you ask a student why they ultimately chose Grinnell, they will respond that it was the best education they could get for the price.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-29T18:20:36Z
Grinnell is traditionally viewed as one of the few schools that are need blind admissions. Obviously, from a business standpoint, Grinnell probably wants to give less and less financial aid. It is in my experience, over the last four years, that they are trying to attract students that require no financial aid-- for better or worse.
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