Admissions & Aid

Financial Aid

Our department knows how frustrating the Financial Aid Process can be; that is why we are here to help you in any way we can. Use this page as a road map for the financial aid process. Now let’s go over the important information you will need to know.

Applying for aid

To be considered for any need-based aid, whether from the federal government, the state government or Alma College, you must file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Learn more >> 

Aid Calculator

Our net price calculator helps you estimate the amount of aid you’ll receive toward your Alma tuition and costs. Learn more >>


Federal loans are need-based aid, so your eligibility for the following programs is determined by the information presented on your FAFSA. Parent loans and alternative loans are also available for education. Unlike grants and scholarships, loans must be repaid.

Grants & Scholarships

Alma College offers many scholarships and awards, some based on merit, others based on performance or portfolio work, and still others based on interests, major or affiliation. We also provide information about selected outside scholarships. Learn more >>

Work Study & Other Employment

Alma College students can benefit financially and gain experience from employment during their college experience. A wide variety of campus offices hire student workers, and off-campus jobs in the local community are often available, too.