Admissions & Aid

Tuition & Fees

An investment in Alma College is an investment in your future.  

Did you know that Alma College is among the best value liberal arts colleges? We utilize five different financial tools—merit and talent scholarships, grants, work study, loans and out-of-pocket contributions—to help develop a financial plan that allows you to attain Alma’s valuable, personalized education.

We encourage you to explore Financial Aid for more detailed information about the financial tools available to you. 

Tuition and Fees for 2021-22
Tuition $ 45,346
Room $ 6,949
Meal Plan $ 5,674
Fee $ 270
Total $ 58,239

*First year students are required to pay an orientation fee of $350 in addition to the charges above.

Tuition and fees are set by the board of trustees annually in February. 

In addition to direct costs, students should budget for books, supplies and personal expenses of approximately $1,500-$2,000.

Spring Term Costs

Students are required to complete two Spring Term courses during their four years. Students who enroll in Spring Term courses in 2022 will have added charges of $1,816 for tuition and, if on-campus, $600 for meals. If a student is traveling off-campus, additional costs may apply. Typically, no financial assistance is offered for Spring Term classes.