Understanding your accounts and statements
You have two types of accounts. Each comes with a statement when you're attending Calvin:
1) Tuition, Room and Board Statement
This statement includes charges for tuition, room and board, course-related fees, and off-campus semester program charges.
Tuition, room and board charges are billed per semester. There are three payments throughout the semester. The amount due on the tuition, room and board statement is calculated after financial aid.
- Past Due Amount: Any amount previously due that has not been paid as of the date the current statement was printed.
- Account Balance: The total remaining amount due for the entire semester after financial aid and payments have been applied. If the account balance is a negative amount, a refund check may be requested from the Financial Services Office.
- Minimum Amount Due: The amount that must be paid by the due date. If the minimum amount due is a negative number, no payment is required.
- Balance Forward: The account balance from the previous statement.
- Account Charges: The tuition statement includes charges for one semester of tuition, room, board, course related fees, off-campus semester charges and late fees only. Questions about housing charges and/or changes should be directed to the Housing Office in Residence Life.
2) Statement of Fees and Miscellaneous Charges
This statement covers miscellaneous items such as Campus Store purchases, parking violations, health insurance, dining service fees from Johnny's or the Fish House, and other non-tuition related fees. See below for a full explanation of each type of miscellaneous bill.
All off-campus interim program trip charges and related credits will also be posted to the statement of fees and miscellaneous charges.
Payment of the statement of fees and miscellaneous charges is due on the 1st of each month. Miscellaneous expenses are to be paid in full each month.
Find your statements
You will receive email notifications indicating when you have a statement ready to view. The email notification is not the statement. To see the itemized statements, you must sign into the Calvin Portal:
- Click on the "Services" menu
- Then "Student Accounts and Finances"
- Click on "My Statements"
- Choose the statement you are looking for
If your statement does not open in a new window, make sure all Internet browser pop-up blockers are turned off.
See pictorial instructions on how to locate your statement.
Dining services charge: Charges for extra meals or snacks purchased by a student in Johnny's, Spoelhof Cafe, Fish House, etc. using a Calvin ID card.
Health services charge: Most often a charge for United HealthCare insurance or medical care received at Health Services. For more information about United HealthCare, go here.
Campus Store charge: Most likely a charge for textbooks or other merchandise purchased at Calvin's Campus Store.
Other charges: Hekman Library fines, residence hall damages, off-campus interim trips, parking violations, telephone charges and student activity fees.