International Students

Steps to apply for financial aid 

Each family's situation will be individually assessed through a careful and confidential review of the international application for admission.

STEP 1 - FEBRUARY 1

STEP 2 - APRIL 1

Submit the following forms, including:

STEP 3 - ONGOING

Financial review

  • Immigration documents (I-20 form) will not be issued until the financial ability to cover costs has been determined
  • Financial aid forms and supporting documents will be reviewed by the International Financial Aid Committee to determine eligibility for financial aid programs
  • International admission staff serve as the liaison to the International Financial Aid Committee. Correspond directly with them if you have questions or concerns

STEP 4 - JUNE 1



Additional information

Grants & scholarships

Calvin provides generous grants and scholarships to qualified international students, but college assistance will cover only a portion of the educational and personal costs.

Finding an on-campus job

International students may work on campus while at Calvin. These wages can potentially go towards your educational costs—more than likely, the cost of textbooks and personal expenses rather than tuition.

  • You can earn approximately $2,500 working on campus for 10-15 hours per week during the school year. You may also work up to 40 hours per week on campus during the summer for additional earnings.

The financial aid package is subject to change if subsequent information is received that changes your need eligibility, your housing or enrollment status changes, or you receive additional aid resources that were not known at the time of initial awarding.