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Calvin College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$38,635 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$28,025 tuition
$9,335 on campus room & board
$1,050 books and supplies
$225 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$38,635 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$28,025 tuition
$9,335 on campus room & board
$1,050 books and supplies
$225 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$12,366 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
100% of students receive aid
24% get federal aid ($4,564 avg)
32% get state aid ($1,452 avg)
99% get institn'l aid ($12,366 avg)
56% get loans ($7,783 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 4.35% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.35% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $13,951 99%
Federal Grant Aid $4,564 24%
Pell Grants $3,800 24%
Other Federal Grants $896 22%
Institution Grant Aid $12,366 99%
State Grant Aid $1,452 32%
Student Loans $7,783 56%
Federal Loans $6,402 56%
Other Loans $12,626 6%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$10,000 - $40,000 Y N Y N
$8,000 - $32,000 Y N Y N
$4,000 - $12,000 Y N N
$4,000 - $12,000 Y N Y N
$18,000 - $72,000 Y N N N
$15,000 - $45,000 Y N Y N
$18,000 - $72,000 Y
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: February 15
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Calvin College offer...
Prepaid Tuition Plan? Yes
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
3201 Burton Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
(616) 526-6106
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $670
Out of State $670


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 3
  • Spencer from Clinton, MT
  • Jul-11-2015 I am a current student here

    Calvin is expensive, and that alone makes me give this not as good of a score, but usually students can get pretty good financial aid packages.Not too much to say other than Calvin isn't the cheapest, so don't simply choose it on a whim.

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  • 5
  • CH
  • Feb-21-2015 I am a current student here

    You pay to get the most intensive and personalized education. It is a lot of money, but I honestly feel like I could not have gotten a better education elsewhere. I'm very happy.

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  • 5
  • Female from Central Indiana
  • Nov-21-2014 I am a current student here

    No doubt about...Calvin is expensive, even with the many scholarships they offer. However, compared to other private schools, it's relatively reasonable. While costly, the Value received from the education and experience is top notch. There simply is no school that approaches developing a Christian mind like Calvin.

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  • 5
  • CS from Grand Rapids, MI
  • May-24-2014 I am a current student here

    Calvin is an expensive college, but it is well worth it. The experience you will have here and relationships you will build with students and staff are things you simply cannot put a price on.

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  • Lillie from Minneapolis, MN
  • May-20-2014 I am a current student here

    Pretty expensive, but so are a lot of other schools. They offer some financial aid which is useful and there are a lot of outside scholarships available too. Finances is kind of a sore spot for me, but I think it's worth it.

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