Alma College provides many financial aid opportunities for you throughout your college career. See what financial aid opportunities are available to you below.
Scholars Summit: Freshmen earning the Trustee Honors, Presidential or Dean’s Scholarships will be invited to attend Scholars Summit, where they will interview for additional scholarship funds. Transfer students with a college GPA of 3.0 or higher will also be invited to interview on an individual basis. These distinguished awards range up to $4,000 per year.
Merit Scholarship Increases:
If the national ACT testing dates are not convenient for you, you may retake the ACT residually at Alma College. Keep in mind that there must be 60 days in between each time you take the ACT, and Alma College is the only institution that will accept your scores if you take the ACT residually on our campus. Tests are given Monday through Friday at 8:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. Please call 1-800-321-ALMA if you would like to schedule a residual ACT.
If you are accepted to Alma College after December 1, you have two weeks from your date of acceptance to schedule a residual ACT at Alma if you would like to try to increase your merit-based scholarship. If your GPA improves, please be sure to send the Admissions Office an updated copy of your official transcript at the end of your seventh semester of high school. We will make any necessary adjustments and notify you if a change occurs.
Performance Scholarships are available to talented students in art, dance, music (both vocal and instrumental), theatre and Scottish Arts.
Students demonstrating exemplary performance in any of these areas may be eligible for Distinguished awards, earning up to full tuition. All funds are awarded at the discretion of the fine and performing arts faculty, and students’ intended major or minor is not a consideration. Please see below for basic information on each scholarship and links to more detailed requirements.
Students are only eligible to receive one scholarship per year in this category. If students are offered an award from more than one department, they must select one. Students may continue to participate in multiple areas regardless of their scholarship selection. If offered a distinguished award it will replace standard performance awards previously offered.
Art and Design
|Experiential Learning Awards|
Need a little help funding your dream research project or study abroad experience? Various programs are available to help you take your learning to the next level.
|Other Alma Scholarships|
Available for students meeting specific criteria or those interested in specific areas of study. Please note that some of these scholarships are automatically awarded based on set criteria, while others require an application and have a deadline. Many of these are only awarded to incoming freshman and transfer students. Most of these awards are renewable in future years if all scholarship, award, or grant requirements are still being met. Follow the links that are provided for more information.
Students who are entering their Freshmen year at Alma College, pending eligibility criteria, qualify for the following scholarships that are renewed annually.
Important Eligibility Information
Be sure to review Alma College’s policies/procedures and the academic catalog as it is your responsibility to be familiar with situations that may affect your financial aid.
Students receiving a full tuition scholarship, grant or award from Alma College or an outside provider are not eligible to receive standard Alma College merit, competitive, or additional scholarships, grants or awards. These are replaced by the full tuition award being received. This includes but is not limited to the Yellow Ribbon Program, ROTC, Detroit Promise, Kalamazoo Promise, and Alma College’s Distinguished Scholar Award (up to full tuition). Non-College financial aid will be adjusted in accordance with the rules and regulations applicable to those programs.