Costs and payment

The total cost of a Calvin education includes direct costs (tuition and fees) and indirect costs (books, transportation, etc.). While every student's actual costs will vary, the following figures should provide a helpful, general guideline.


Costs & Aid 2017-2018

  • Tuition $33,100
  • Room and board (21 meal plan included) $9,990
  • Books and supplies *$1,100
  • Personal living expenses *$1,400
  • Transportation *$500–$3,080
  • Students receiving financial aid 99%
  • Average financial aid package $23,000
  • Total aid distributed $75 million

* Estimated costs

For more information, see the Financial Services website »

Please note that students are required to live in residence halls on campus or at home for the first two years following high school. Alternative housing options are available for students who have been out of high school for two or more years. Explore housing options on Calvin's Residence Life website.

Payment plan

Pay your college expenses at Financial Services ». College costs are billed in six payment periods scheduled throughout the school year (at no additional charge):

First semester
  • September 2
  • October 21
  • November 18
Second semester
  • January 6
  • March 17
  • April 21