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Alma College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$40,800 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$30,700 tuition
$8,990 on campus room & board
$850 books
$260 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$40,800 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$30,700 tuition
$8,990 on campus room & board
$850 books
$260 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$17,337 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
100% of students receive aid
31% get federal aid ($4,327 avg)
63% get state aid ($1,486 avg)
100% get institn'l aid ($17,337 avg)
92% get loans ($7,480 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 5.90% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 5.90% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $19,618 100%
Federal Grant Aid $4,327 31%
Pell Grants $3,965 31%
Other Federal Grants $654 17%
Institution Grant Aid $17,337 100%
State Grant Aid $1,486 63%
Student Loans $7,480 92%
Federal Loans $6,088 92%
Other Loans $3,534 36%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Alma College offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
614 W Superior
Alma, MI 48801-1599
(989) 463-7111
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,000
Out of State $1,000


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 3
  • KD from Beaverton, MI
  • Jan-17-2014 I am a current student here

    Even though Alma is very pricey, they offer a ton of scholarships to help out. Yes it really is worth the money though. The Alma experience is unlike any other and the opportunities they offer is out of this world.

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  • Christie from Okemos, MI
  • Aug-01-2013 I am a past student here

    Alma is a private school so it can be a bit expensive, but my time there was priceless. I believe every dollar was well worth it. I couldn't imagine going somewhere else for my undergraduate.

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  • Anonymous from Eaton Rapids, MI
  • May-18-2013 I am a current student here

    Yes, you're going to pay through the nose, but it's for a really good education. By the end, you will be well-rounded, since this is a Liberal Arts college and you have to take every subject. It's definitely worth it.

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  • Shayla from Lake Isabella, MI
  • May-10-2013 I am a current student here

    For 40,000 a year, Alma better be worth it. Thankfully, the college gives great scholarships and grants so you won't be paying for it on your own. The grad-school acceptance rating is massive, which is why we have a lot of science majors here. We are also a liberal arts college, so you don't get stuck learning about just your major. There are ways for you to learn about nearly everything you can think of.

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