Financial Assistance

Assistance is available for students and families who have been financially impacted by COVID-19. 

These impacts may include loss of a job, loss of income, increased medical expenses or a death in the immediate family.

In addition to institutional assistance through our COVID-19 relief funds, the financial aid office will work closely with individual students and families to explore the possibility of additional state and federal aid, if appropriate.

You can request this assistance through the process outlined below.

To learn more, click on the arrows in the table below.

Incoming Students

Submit a letter to Amanda Slenski, vice president for admissions and special assistant to the president, and Michelle McNier, director of financial aid, explaining your COVID-19-related hardship and its negative financial impact. Please be as specific as possible. You may be asked to submit supplemental information.

Current Students

Submit a letter from the student explaining your COVID-19-related hardship and its negative financial impact. The letter should state who (student and/or parent) has experienced the financial hardship, how much income has been lost, and it must be hand signed and dated. Letters should be submitted to Alma College’s financial aid submission uploads

For more information and complete instructions please, visit see the Financial Hardship and Emergencies section of the coronavirus CARES Act information page.