Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The FAFSA is used by the federal government, state governments and Calvin College to determine need-based aid eligibility. The form is available online after January 1.

For maximum scholarship consideration, students should be admitted to Calvin and file the FAFSA by February 15.

Who should fill out this form?

  • Any U.S. resident (including dual Canadian/U.S. citizens) seeking need-based financial aid.
  • Returning students must reapply annually.

When should you submit this form?

  • First year students: preferred date of February 15
  • Transfer and returning students: preferred date of March 1

You may still submit the form after these dates.

When will you hear about the results?

  • First year students - April
  • Transfer Students - May
  • Returning students - June