Financial Aid

Amid the challenges with the FAFSA, we have updated our deposit refund deadline to June 1, 2024, to give you peace of mind and the flexibility to make your college decision.

Your education is a shared investment.

At Alma, we’re committed to making your college experience accessible, valuable and affordable. Investing in your future is one of the most important steps you’ll ever take. That’s why we work hard to remove barriers that might stand in the way of your success. When you’re accepted into Alma College, you are automatically considered for merit scholarships ranging between $25,000 and $32,000 per year. Alma also offers several special interest and geographic scholarships, and institutional need-based aid.

We’re here to help you and your family navigate the financial aid process from start to finish. Use the resources below to start your journey. And if you have questions along the way, our team is here to support you.

Questions about financial aid? Our topic-focused videos can help.

Financial Aid TV




Students receive financial assistance from Alma College


Average grant or scholarship aid awarded to first-year students in the 2022-23 academic year

$37 million+

Awarded in institutional aid in the 2022-23 academic year

Types of Aid

Once you apply for financial aid, our expert team builds a customized package just for you.

Select and explore the types of aid we offer and how they can help you succeed.

Types of aid include:

Apply for Aid

Whether you are a first-year, transfer, current or graduate student, filling out your FAFSA is the first step to applying for aid.

Get started

Estimate Your Costs

We’re here to help create a sustainable plan for your education. Part of that is having a clear picture of the cost of college.

Check out our Cost of Attendance charts for different scenarios and programs.

Undergraduate Programs

Graduate Programs

Our net price calculator can help you and your family plan for your investment in an Alma education. When you answer some key questions, this tool can estimate how much financial assistance you may receive based on last year’s data.

Net Price Calculator

Policies, Forms and Resources

How is financial need calculated? What forms do you need to submit in order to apply for scholarships? Our online library of policies, forms and resources has everything you need to understand the financial aid process.

Important Dates

Use these dates and deadlines to help you stay on track, or visit Applying for Aid for a general road map of the financial aid process.

Date Deadline
December 31 FAFSA Filing Begins. File Your FAFSA
July Deadline to file for state aid
June 30 Deadline to file for federal aid

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