Other Financial Resources

Other ways to pay for college


On-campus jobs

Take advantage of the more than 1,800 jobs available to students on campus each year. By working on campus 10-12 hours per week, you can earn approximately $2,300 each year to help cover college expenses. You may earn more if you work on campus during the summer. 

Want to find an on-campus job? Learn about opportunities for first-year students at your Calvin orientation session or at the Jobshop

NOTE: Federal work-study funds are available, but you do not need to be work-study eligible to apply for an on-campus job. 

Off-campus jobs

Calvin is located in a large metropolitan area with many stores, restaurants, hospitals, non-profit organizations and large corporations. Many student jobs, including those with families needing assistance with babysitting, yard work and cleaning, are posted at the Jobshop

Tax Incentives

Check with your tax professional to find out whether you can take advantage of federal education tax incentives such as:

  • The American Opportunity Tax Credit
  • Lifetime Learning Tax Credit
  • Student Loan Interest Deduction
  • Tuition and Fees Deduction
  • Military benefits 

Learn more about these incentives at the IRS »