Admissions & Aid

International Student Costs

2016- 2017 Academic Year Costs

(Fall and Winter Terms Combined in $ USD)









Room and Board (double room)




Institutional Fees+




Orientation Fee (One-Time)




Subtotal Billing Cost*




Minus International Student Scholarship




Total Billing Cost




+$260 activity fee; $160 technology fee 

*Total amount needed for proof of declaration of finances and I-20/DS 2019 issuance.

**Airfare, F1/J1 visa, SEVIS I-901 fees are separate. Annual books, supplies est.: $700

^All international students are required to have the Alma College student health insurance plan at all times and are automatically enrolled in the plan. Degree students are billed the entire academic year amount in the fall semester. Exchange students on semester study only are charged the reduced rate. Annual cost is $1,518 per year, unless granted a waiver with comparable insurance.

Degree-seeking students are required to complete two Spring Terms (May) during their four years.  Spring Term tuition cost is $1,533 and board (only) is $600.

Scholarships are merit based with incoming GPA 3.0 minimum and are auto renewable each year until graduation.  All completed international student applications are automatically reviewed for scholarships (no scholarship application necessary). 

 (Costs determined by Board of Trustees each February)