Calvin College
Grand Rapids, MI, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$25,596
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$19,824
$30k - $48k
$20,509
$48k - $75k
$22,057
$75k - $110k
$25,658
$110k+
$29,999
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$34,600
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$34,600
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$10,400
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: finaid@calvin.edu

Aid & Grants

0
100
76%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
20%
Average Aid Per Year
$18,532
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
20%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,866
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$17,004
Students receiving state aid
29%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$1,795
Students receiving federal aid
21%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,866
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$24,806
$30k - $48k
$24,121
$48k - $75k
$22,573
$75k - $110k
$18,972
$110k+
$14,631
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$23,786,948

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
51%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,810
Students receiving federal loans
50%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,272
Average Other Loans Per Year
$14,052
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$22,000
Loan Default Rate
3%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$286

What Students Are Saying

4.10 Average Rating
Its expensive yet this is the only time in your life you will experience something like this. Also you receive some of the best possible education. The Professors want you to learn, and will meet with you anytime you have a question, would be happy to meet with you for coffee, and are constantly giving encouragement or advice.
Nickolas from Barrington, IL
Calvin is pretty expensive, but financial aid helps a lot, and it really is a great campus with great profs and facilities and it's worth the money.
Katie from NE
Calvin is worth the money although the cost to come is quite a bit, but it is worth it. Calvin supplies numerous scholarships, grants and loans for you to have and talking to people who come here is also a good way to see if Calvin is worth the bang for the buck.
DeVo'n from Grand Rapids, MI
The classes are hard and demanding but totally worth it. The teachers push you to succeed and truly care about how you do - they want you to leave here completely prepared to face the world. Some of the professors that are away from a computer a lot give you their cell phone number in addition to their email on the syllabus so you are able to reach them through text message if necessary.
Christi from Grand Rapids, MI
Calvin is expensive, but you are getting what you pay for. The Christian atmosphere makes learning so much more as you learn about science, but about how God relates to all of it in the mean time. This school helps you get a great job after graduation and also helps you on your walk with Christ.
Cassondra from Grant, MI
Get a lot of scholarships. No school is going to be worth 180k. So far, I'm okay with the amount of money that is being spent here.
Nathaniel from Chicago, IL
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.
Spencer from Clinton, MT
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.
CH
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.
Female from Central Indiana

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