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Financial Services

We are dedicated to providing friendly and efficient services to students, families, faculty and staff.

Students may pay charges to their accounts in the Financial Services Office. Select “For Students and Parents” to find information regarding policies, procedures, forms and answers to frequently asked questions.

The office also manages purchasing cards (P-cards), processes payroll, vendor invoice payments, and employee travel and expense reimbursements.

Payment Options

A variety of payment options make it simple to pay your tuition and fees. Have questions? Call (989) 463-7144 so we can help.

Statement and Due Dates
TERM         EMAIL NOTIFICATION SENT         STATEMENT DUE 
Fall 2023        End of July        August 28, 2023
Winter 2024        End of November        January 8, 2024
Spring 2024        End of March       April 28, 2024

 

Late fee charges post on the third Friday of each month until the bill is paid in full.

Pay My Bill - Online Payment

Pay My Bill - Online Payment

Visit Pay My Bill to submit payments. Before you pay, be sure you have the student’s name, ID, and birth date. The credit card processor will charge you a 2.5% fee for card transactions, but e-checks are not charged a fee.

Cashnet - Payment Plan

Cashnet - Payment Plan

Alma College has partnered with Cashnet to give parents and students the ability to spread their payments over 5 or 10 months. Once you arrive at the Cashnet portal home page, under new user select Alma College from the drop-down and click continue. You can then select your preferred payment plan to set up.

You will need your student 7-Digit ID Number, this can be found on your student ID Card or Award Letter.

 

FULL YEAR Fall 2023 & Winter 2024 * 

Important Note Below please read before setting up this plan.
August 2023 – May 2024 

  • Number of Payments: 10
  • Enrollment Fee: $55
WINTER 2024 ONLY PLAN 

 

January 2024-May 2024 

  • Number of Payments: 5
  • Enrollment Fee: $35
SPRING 2023 ONLY PLAN  March 2023 – May 2023 

  • Number of Payments: 3
  • Enrollment Fee: $35
FALL 2024 ONLY PLAN  August 2024 – December 2024 

  • Number of Payments: 5
  • Enrollment begins June 1, 2024
  • Enrollment Fee: $35

 

*This plan should only be used if you are going to spread payments out for the total balance owed for the year, not just the fall term amount being billed. If you need help determining how much you should set up, we can help.

Example: Scotty owes $6,000 for the Fall Term on the bill and plans to use a payment plan to cover his remaining costs. He should estimate winter costs to be similar to fall and set up the plan for $12,000.

Deferred Payment Agreement

Deferred Payment Agreement

You can choose to split what you owe for the term into two payments. To choose this option you’ll need to complete an online application.

2022-23 Academic Year

Term         First Payment Due        Second Payment Due
Fall 2023        August 23, 2023        October 6, 2023
Winter 2024        January 8, 2024         February 16, 2024

International Tuition or Fee Payment

International Tuition or Fee Payment

We’re pleased to offer our international students the GlobalPay for Students payment platform. This option allows you to pay your student fees in the currency of your choice in a secure and inexpensive manner.

What are the benefits?

  • Use your own currency — full payment received in U.S. dollars.
  • No worrying about the exchange rate — the rate is held for 72 hours so the full amount arrives every time.
  • Save on bank transfer fees — use a local bank transfer.
  • Your funds arrive in full, on time, and without deductions or delays.

Follow the step-by-step guide to make a payment using GlobalPay.

Billing Statement Information

Alma College will send a notice by email to all students indicating your bill is ready to be reviewed in self service. Students will be responsible for accessing their online statement for their account balances and payment due dates. We always welcome office visits, phone calls or emails with questions!

 

2023-24 Academic Year

TERM EMAIL SENT STATEMENT DUE
Fall 2023 End of July August 28, 2023
Winter 2024 End of November January 8, 2024
Spring 2024 End of March April 28, 2024
*Failure to pay your bill will result in late fee charges. They post on the 3rd Friday of each month until the bill is paid in full.

 

 

View 2023-24 Tuition and Fees

 

Proxy Access

We’re excited to introduce a new feature to student accounts: Proxy Access. This addition gives students the opportunity to allow access to financial account information to a parent or guardian of their choosing.

Assign a Proxy

A student (and only a student) at Alma College can select the individual(s) as his/her proxy to view a student’s statement of accounts and/or make a payment on his/her behalf. Already signed up? Log on here.

Student Privacy under FERPA

This designation does not take the place of the protections afforded to the student under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Release of a student’s educational record is still not allowed without the student’s written consent, including to parents, family members and designated proxies. Therefore, Alma College will be unable to answer any questions about the information made available to a proxy without said written consent. The student can complete Consent for Disclosure form online to provide outside parties additional access to his/her educational records.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. I never got the login/password email to access my student’s record. What should I do?

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A. First, please confirm with your student that your email address is correct in Self-Service. If not, then your student will need to contact the Financial Services Office, (989) 463-7144, to update your contact information. A copy of your username was sent to your student’s Alma College email address.

If email address on file is correct, please check your spam folder. If you are still unable to find the login/password information, contact the Financial Services Office (989) 463-7144 to verify that the proxy designation was set up correctly.

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Q. I am already a proxy for one of my children. Now another one of my children is enrolled at Alma. Will I automatically have access to my second child’s information?

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A. No. Your second student needs to access his or her user profile in Self-Service, and designate you as his or her proxy. Once proxy access has been granted, you can use the same username and password to access his or her information.

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Q. I forgot my password. What should I do?

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A. Contact the financial services office at (989) 463-7144 during regular business hours or email the office at financialservices@alma.edu.

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Q. I called Alma College Financial Services to get some clarification about my student’s bill, but wasn’t able to get any assistance. Why?

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A. If your student has not completed a FERPA Consent for Disclosure, giving the college consent to release information to any/all outside parties listed on the form, then no one else can get information about your student’s record, even someone that can access your information electronically as your student’s proxy. The Consent for Disclosure can be completed online. Please share your PIN and answer to your security question with those you want to give access to your information.

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Q. I am listed on my student’s FERPA Release Form, but I can’t access his or her financial information online. Why?

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A. Granting proxy access is separate from submitting the Consent for Disclosure form. Your student will need to log into Self-Service, and designate you as his or her proxy. You will receive a username/password via email, and then you’ll be able to log into Self-Service and view his or her billing and financial aid information.

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Q. I am trying to log in to Proxy Access, but I am unable to do so. Why?

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A. If you have your username and password and unable to get into the system, it could be because the system is down for maintenance. Our maintenance schedule is typically Monday evenings from 5-9pm. If you are trying to log in on a Monday and it’s not working, please try again after 9pm or later in the week. If that’s not the case, please contact the Financial Services Office at (989) 463-7144 or email at financialservices@alma.edu.

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Contact Us

Located in the lower level of Hamilton Commons

Office Hours
Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

(989) 463-7144
financialservices@alma.edu