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Tuition & Fees

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

A best value liberal arts college

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 2023-24
Tuition $ 47,160
Room $ 7,228
Meal Plan $ 5,900
Fee $ 270
Total $ 60,558


First year students are required to pay an orientation fee of $400 in addition to the charges above. In addition to direct costs, students should also budget for books, supplies and personal expenses of approximately $1,500-$2,000.

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

Our graduate programs carry different tuition and fees than what is listed above. Learn more about graduate programs.

Spring Term Costs

Students are required to complete two Spring Term courses during their four years. Students who enroll in Spring Term courses in 2024 will have added charges of $1,964 for tuition and, if on-campus, $730 for meals. If a student is traveling off-campus, additional costs may apply. Typically, no financial assistance is offered for Spring Term classes.