Grants are awarded automatically, usually based on financial need (as determined by the FAFSA). Like scholarships, they do not need to be repaid. Eligibility for most grants is determined based on information you provide on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and/or other institutional financial aid forms.

Funding for federal and state grant programs subject to annual budget decisions.


Institutional grants

Calvin Grant - up to $20,000

Financial need determined by the FAFSA and Calvin Special Circumstances Form

International Grant - up to $20,000

Financial need determined by the International Financial Aid Form

If Canadian, financial need determined by the Canadian Financial Aid Form

Federal grants

Pell Grant - up to $6,095

Financial need determined by the FAFSA and Calvin Special Circumstances Form.

Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant - up to $1,200

Financial need determined by the FAFSA and Calvin Special Circumstances Form.

TEACH Grant - up to $4,000

Must agree to teach in a school serving low-income students for 4 years and be qualified to teach in a high-demand subject area. The Federal TEACH Grant is not determined by financial need. The grant converts into a direct unsubsidized loan if the agreement is not fulfilled.

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State grants

Michigan Tuition Grant or Michigan Competitive Scholarship - up to $2,400
  • Tuition grant awarded to Michigan residents with qualifying financial need attending a private college
  • Competitive scholarship awarded to those with qualifying financial need and SAT score
  • To be eligible, your FAFSA needs to be filed no later than March 1, prior to the start of each academic year.