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 Alma Institutional Cost*




Minus International Student Scholarship




Alma Institutional Cost




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

Estimated travel, book, and supplies costs:

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

Other Estimated Costs:

Alma College student health insurance plan: $1,518 yearly

Degree students are billed the entire academic year amount in the fall semester. Exchange students on semester study only are charged the reduced rate.

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)