Special Circumstances

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


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 finaid@alma.edu, uploaded via our Secure Document Uploader 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

Stop by our office

We will be more than happy to sit down and assist you.

Lower Level Hamilton Commons
Phone: 989-463-7347
Email: finaid@alma.edu