Financial Aid

Access and affordability are the two pillars of our financial aid program.

Our Office of Financial Aid is here to help you to find the assistance and resources you need to invest in your future, in a way that makes sense for you. By working together, we’ve helped 99% of our students with over $69 million in grants.

Albion Is Affordable

The cost of attending Albion College is competitive with similar institutions. See how Albion’s price stacks up against other public and private schools.

IncomeAlbion CollegePrivate CollegesPublic Colleges
$0 - $30,000$12,342$17,148$8,972
$30,001 - $48,000$11,689$17,178$11,422
$48,001 - $75,000$15,497$20,880$15,609
$75,001 - $110,000$19,731$24,515$20,463
$110,001 and more$27,008$28,970$24,503

Calculate Your Costs

Understanding the cost of attendance can be a little daunting. There are many factors that determine the exact amount. To help you get an idea of what you might expect, learn more about our tuition and fees, and use our net price and scholarship calculators for an estimate.

Types of Aid

Your financial aid package may be made up of scholarships, grants, loans, and other programs like work-study. Learn more about the different types of aid we offer and what the best options are for you.



Work Study


Special Programs

Albion offers a variety of merit and special scholarships ranging from $26,000 to $40,000 as well as performance scholarships, regardless of need.

Learn more about scholarships

Grants help for families who need assistance to pay for college. Grants are a gift and do not need to be repaid.

Learn more about grants

Work on-campus to earn the money you need to cover your expenses.

Learn more about work study programs

Unlike scholarships or grants, loans must be paid back. However, you won’t have to repay most student loans until you’ve graduated from college.

Learn more about loans

Certain Albion programs fall outside the spectrum of conventional financial aid. These include off-campus study, participation in certain Albion institutes, and summer programs.

Learn more about our special programs

Albion College Promise

We cover 100% of tuition and fees for Michigan families making under $65,000 annually, after the Michigan Tuition and Federal Pell Grants are applied. Find out if you qualify.

How to Apply

The first step is completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Check out our handy guide on how to fill out the form and what the next steps are.

Learn more

Important Dates

DateDeadlines & Notifications
December 1Recommended FAFSA filing deadline.
May 1FAFSA filing deadline for Michigan Residents to potentially qualify for State funding.
June 1Deposit Day for first-year students.
July 1Recommended deadline for scholarship thank-you letters.
August 1Deadline for completing your financial aid requirements in order to have aid on your student account before your fall payment is due.

Forms and Policies

Do you need an additional financial aid form to complete your FAFSA application? Find them here, as well as other useful tools like scholarship and grant policies, enrollment requirements, and more.

Forms and Policies

CARES Act Information for Current Students

  • Office of Financial Aid

    Questions about scholarships or financial aid? Feel free to reach out!

    Phone: 517-629-0440