Staff and family tuition benefits

Being an employee of one of the best Christian colleges in the country comes with perks! These benefits not only extend to our employees but to their families as well.

Staff tuition benefits

Personal Calvin tuition

We hope you are always learning, even apart from your work. Eligible employees are entitled to take two college and/or Calvin Theological Seminary courses per academic year—for free. With a myriad of different courses and subjects, Calvin has a lot to offer. Complete the employee tuition waiver form and return to human resources within the first three weeks of the semester. Admission as regular or guest student is required. Contact the admissions office to start the process.

Tuition reimbursement

Our employees are encouraged to further their education at any level. Whether you’re working towards a degree or taking classes to improve your work-related skills, we want to help you succeed! We offer a great opportunity to receive partial reimbursement for classes taken outside of Calvin. Eligible employees will need to talk to your supervisor and vice president in order to receive approval, but feel free to contact human resources. Reimbursement will be processed once human resources receives an itemized receipt, a grade report and a completed employee tuition reimbursement form. Please note that your reimbursement amount will be prorated if you are less than 1.00 FTE.

Family tuition benefits

Spouse Calvin tuition

We want your spouse to be a lifelong learner too. That’s why the spouse of an eligible staff member can audit any college course for free. If your spouse would like to take a course for credit, he or she can receive a waiver for half the tuition. Complete the spouse tuition waiver form. Contact human resources for more information.

Dependent Calvin tuition

Calvin provides a tuition waiver of up to 80% for dependent children of eligible staff members. See thedependent tuition waiver plan document for more information. Each spring human resources will generate a dependent tuition waiver form. If you believe you are eligible but do not receive a form, please contact human resources.

K-12 tuition grant

Calvin is committed to Christian education—just like you! That’s why we offer grants up to 20% towards the tuition of eligible employees' children in Christian elementary and secondary schools. Our office automatically generates forms for this benefit each academic year, but if you have a child entering a Christian school for the first time, be sure to let us know! For more information on this and faculty grant-in-aid, contact human resources.

College - Seminary dependent child tuition exchange waiver

Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary offer a dependent tuition exchange program that provides a waiver of, up to, 60% of Calvin Theological Seminary tuition for eligible college faculty and staff. See the dependent child tuition exchange plan document for more information. All questions regarding employee eligibility should be directed to human resources. Questions regarding calculation of the tuition exchange waiver and coordination of scholarships and grants should be directed to the Calvin Seminary Office of Financial Aid.