Costs and payment

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

Costs (2024–2025)

  • Tuition $39,350
  • Housing $5,150
  • Food (19 meal plan included) $6,970
  • Books and supplies* *$1,300
  • Personal living expenses* *$1,500
  • Transportation* *$1,000–$1,500

*Estimated costs. For more information, visit Financial Services »

Financial Aid

  • 100% of Calvin University students receive financial aid

  • $87 million awarded to students yearly in scholarships, grants, loans, and work study

  • Over 1,000 on-campus student jobs

  • Learn other ways Calvin helps you can cut the price tag »

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.

Billing and Payments

Pay your Calvin expenses and explore Payment Plan options at Financial Services »