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Calvin College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$43,330 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$31,730 tuition
$10,400 on campus room & board
$1,200 books and supplies
N/A fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$43,330 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$31,730 tuition
$10,400 on campus room & board
$1,200 books and supplies
N/A fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$16,273 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
100% of students receive aid
28% get federal aid ($4,831 avg)
33% get state aid ($1,756 avg)
99% get institn'l aid ($16,273 avg)
51% get loans ($7,810 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.95% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.95% 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 $18,205 99%
Federal Grant Aid $4,831 28%
Pell Grants $4,068 27%
Other Federal Grants $909 27%
Institution Grant Aid $16,273 99%
State Grant Aid $1,756 33%
Student Loans $7,810 51%
Federal Loans $5,491 57%
Other Loans $14,939 5%

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 $760
Out of State $760


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Nathaniel from Chicago, IL
  • I am a current student here

    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.

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  • 3
  • Anna from Brooklyn, NY
  • I am a past student here

    Calvin is very expensive. However, if you invest your time and make sure to get a lot of scholarships, it's worth it.

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  • 3
  • Spencer from Clinton, MT
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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