STEP 1

Apply for admissions

Target date: December 1

You will automatically be considered for academic scholarships upon admission.

STEP 2

Apply for need-based financial aid

Starting: October 1

  • Obtain an FSA ID for both you and your parent at www.studentaid.gov.
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at studentaid.gov using your previous year’s tax information.
  • Complete the Special Circumstances Form to inform us of any additional factors impacting your ability to pay for Calvin.
  • Search and apply for need-based named scholarships by January 31.

STEP 3

Provide any requested items

Approximately one third of families are required to submit additional documentation for a federal process called verification.

STEP 4

Receive your financial aid package

Starting: February

The moment you’ve been waiting for: see all the aid that’ll be available to you once the school year starts. Use Calvin’s Financial Aid Self Service portal to:

STEP 5

Confirm your enrollment

Due date: May 1

Make your final decision and confirm your enrollment »

STEP 6

Accept loans

Target date: Once enrolled