February 10, 2015

Yowie with President Le Roy

Did you see 'Yowies' at the Rivalry Game?

If your son or daughter received a "Yowie" as part of a winter exam treat, you can see in this photo how students sported them at the exciting Calvin-Hope Rivalry game last week. President Le Roy has his own Yowie! See more photos from local online news.

Time to review financial aid, scholarships

Are you planning to apply for financial aid for your son or daughter for 2015–2016? If so, now is the time to submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for maximum consideration. Even if you will not have your tax return finished, it's more important to submit the FAFSA by March 1 (using estimates) than to wait until your tax return is completed. If you have special circumstances to present to the financial aid office, be sure to submit a Calvin supplemental aid form in addition to the FAFSA.

And don't forget about available scholarships; look for these with the online search tool. The application for most of these scholarships is March 1, 2015.

If you have any questions about this process, or anything related to financial aid, you may contact the financial aid office at finaid@calvin.edu or 1-800-688-0122.

Talking careers

Browse the interim/spring edition of CareerLink (.pdf), a newsletter from the career development office. This edition features a history alumna’s career path, photos of fall internships, highlights from the fall semester, and partnership opportunities between faculty and the career development office.

Graduation's here before you know it

Seniors participating in Commencement on Saturday, May 23, will receive all their information (ticket order form, cap and gown, etc.) at Senior Salute, February 10–11. This 15-minute activity is required for all prospective grads. Students on off-campus semester programs will receive their information separately.

We invite parents of grads to a special breakfast on Commencement Saturday; tickets for that event, as well as information on campus lodging for families and the full weekend schedule, are available on the Commencement website.