Admissions & Aid

Receiving Your Aid

You’ve received your Financial Aid Award Letter, now what?  Please review the next steps for receiving your financial aid.

Accepting Your Aid

Now that you have been awarded your Financial Aid Package, there are a few more steps in the process of accepting your financial aid.  The Financial Aid Office is happy to provide step by step directions for accepting your financial aid.  Learn More >>

Declining Your Loans

If you are not interested in taking your Federal Direct Loans, please follow these directions for declining your loans.

Renewing Your Aid

Check out our checklist for returning students to see if have completed all of the necessary steps to receive all of your financial aid.

Selected For Verification?

If you received a letter stating that your FAFSA has been selected for verification, please see our Verification page to learn more.

Special Circumstances

If your circumstances have change significantly since filing your FAFSA, please contact our office as soon as possible to see if an adjustment to your financial aid can be made.

Off-Campus Housing/No Meal Plan

If you are moving off campus, discontinuing your meal plan, or withdrawing from Alma College, it is your responsibility to understand the impact to your financial aid.  Review the withdraw policy here.

Financial aid is calculated on the comprehensive cost of attending Alma College, including room and board. When room and board are removed from the college’s charge to a student, Alma College financial aid is also reduced by 25% not to exceed $5,000.  Federal and State financial aid are not affected.  Removing your meal plan (board) from your bill will result in a 10% reduction in your Alma College financial aid. Federal and State financial aid are not affected.

All students receiving full-tuition scholarships, Tuition Exchange (domestic and international), and Alma College National Merit Scholarship are required to live in college-owned housing for each of their four years on campus.

Need To Pay Your bill?

The Financial Services Office is responsible for all billing, payments/payment plans, refund requests, and tax forms.  Although similar in name, our two offices are separate.  Visit the Financial Services page for more information.

  • View your billing statement and/or make payments through your student portal.
  • Payments can also be made at