Admissions & Aid

International Student Costs

Alma College is pleased to offer various scholarships for which international students are eligible to apply. Decisions are made at the time of admission.

Academic and Fine Arts Scholarships

Merit Based Scholarships

Consideration for academic scholarships, which range up to $24,000 per year, is based on documentation provided as part of the application process. Grade point averages are converted to a U.S. 4.0 scale.

 Beginning semester Winter 2019:

International Merit





Need Based Aid

International students requiring financial aid can apply for need based aid on their International Student Declaration of Finance form. Total Alma aid, inclusive of merit and need based assistant, will not exceed a total of $30,000. 

Fine Arts Scholarships

For more information, please visit the Performance Scholarships page.

Consideration is based an audition or portfolio, which can be submitted electronically. Recipients are not required to major in fine and/or performing arts.

  • Instrumental and Vocal Music — Choir, Orchestra, and Band
  • Dance — all forms of dance
  • Theater — students are able to participate in all aspects of theater production
  • Art — all mediums are considered
  • Highland Arts — dancers, fiddlers, bagpipers, and drummers

Additional Scholarships

International students can also qualify for referral and alumni scholarships.

Applying for Financial Aid:

Please complete and return the International Student Declaration of Finance form. All international students on F1 or J1 visa are required to provide evidence of sufficient finances to support their U.S. education. Sources of funding may be from parents, guardians, or a sponsor.

2018- 2019 Academic Year Costs

When determining the total cost of attendance, app anticipated costs have been included based on the current year’s cost information. All costs are determined annually by the Alma College Board of Trustees, and will be reflected in this site once they are available.

Tuition & Fees


Room and Board (double room)


Health Insurance


Books and Supplies


Personal expenses


Subtotal Alma Institutional Cost*


*The amounts indicated for books, supplies, and personal expenses are estimates.

Other Estimated Costs:

Airfare, F1/J1 visa, SEVIS I-901 fees are separate. Alma College student health insurance is required. The amounts indicated for books and supplies and personal expenses are estimates.

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.