Financial Aid

Special Circumstances

Life brings many changes and we are happy to help you navigate all of your financial aid changes throughout your time at Alma College.

Financial Aid Appeals

If you and your family have encountered a financial special circumstance recently and would like to inquire about an appeal for your financial aid, please notify our office in writing.  Please indicate which academic year you are inquiring for an appeal and make sure to note in your letter the situation, what financial impacts have occurred, and hardship faced.  The letter must be hand signed and dated by both the parent and student.  If we find that your circumstance may possibly qualify for any financial aid adjustments, we will contact you to work through the appeal and request additional information and documentation.

Letters can be emailed to or mailed to:

Alma College Financial Aid Office
614 W. Superior St.
Alma, MI 48801

Special Circumstances could include (but are not limited to) the following:
• Unemployment or change in employment
• Divorce or separation
• Death of a parent or spouse
• Elementary or secondary school costs
• Medical/dental expenses


If you are considering withdrawing from Alma College, we will be sad to see you go, but we want to make sure we provide you with the details on how your withdrawal will impact your financial aid.   

Off Campus Housing / No Meal Plan

Please remember your aid will be reduced if you choose to live off campus or opt out of the meal plan. For more details, review this information on our Policies webpage.