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Meet Kyle

Meet Kyle.

Kyle Lurvey

Kyle Lurvey
Admission Counselor


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“The community feeling that exists at Albion was noticeable from the first moment I set foot on campus. Being a part of this community on a daily basis is truly a blessing.”

In Kyle’s words:

On what makes Albion Great:

“Albion College offers a vibrant learning community where students can build close relationships with both faculty and other students, enjoy study abroad and internship opportunities, gain real-world experience, all while pursuing their academic goals.”

On the College community:

“If you are looking for a small, supportive, academic, college community that provides countless opportunities for academic, athletic, and social involvement, then Albion might be the perfect place for you!”

Never Boring. Albion has more than 100 student organizations that students can get involved with! Can't find one that you're looking for? Start your own!

Golf gloves. Bucket List: He dreams of attending The Masters!

One of his favorite things about Albion—the community feeling!

Golf GlovesHis 4-legged best friend.

An Australian Shepard named Sadie, to be exact.

Meet Travell

Meet Travell.

Travell Oakes

Travell Oakes
Admission Counselor


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“We send our graduates off to not just receive their first job offer, but multiple offers. Society is always changing, but our Albion College grads are equipped to handle anything! So the real question is, ‘Why not be an Albion College Brit?’”

In Travell’s words:

On advice for prospective students:

“When considering Albion, I would say Albion College graduates are CREATORS! Yes, we have top Doctors, Accountants, and Lawyers, but every college can say that. What sets our graduates apart is that they aren’t just knowledgeable of their profession, they can speak on numerous topics.”

On supporting Albion students:

“We still keep in touch with our students while they are on campus. We go out and support our students at games, presentations and events. We help our students reach their goals”

The A Team. The A Team. "I believe my team goes above and beyond. We aren't your typical admission counselors!"

The sky’s the limit.

He would love to go skydiving someday!

Albion Takeaway:
"Albion truly is a home away from home."

Meet Rhiki

Meet Rhiki.

Rhiki Swinton

Rhiki Swinton
Admission Counselor


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You know the saying ‘You won’t get help if you don’t ask for it.’ At Albion you don’t even have to ask. There are people here who will consistently check on you and make sure you are getting what you need!”

In Rhiki’s words:

On her personal experience:

“When I did an overnight visit to the college, I completely fell in love with the campus. The people at Albion are what make it so great. Everyone is nice here and they genuinely want to get to know you.”

On what makes being on a team so great:

“The thing I like most about being a part of the Albion Team is the fact that we are actually a team. We look out and take care of one another. We work together and push one another to our fullest potential.”

A basketball. Her other passion is Basketball.

Home is where the heart is. Rhiki has lived in Albion her entire life and knows the town like the back of her hand!

Hands on community. Her lifelong dream: to be able to give back to the community and make a positive impact.

Pittbull. Her favorite pet: Pitbulls

10 Tips for Filling Out The FAFSA

10 Tips for Filling out the FAFSA

The college search is an exciting and sometimes nerve-wracking time—for parents as well as students. There are so many things to do to prepare to send your child off to college. One “to-do list” item many parents dread is completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. We’re here to help alleviate some of that FAFSA anxiety. Keep these tips in mind.


Don’t panic.

It’s not as bad as you think and we’re here to help.


Both you and your student will need an FSA ID.

This allows you to electronically sign the FAFSA and gain access to federal student aid websites. You can get an FSA ID at Each FSA ID will need a unique email address.


The FAFSA is free.

Don’t pay to submit the form or have anyone complete the form for you. If you need assistance, contact our office. File your FAFSA at:


You've got all the tax information you need.

The FAFSA uses your information from last year's tax return. You'll have the option to link your tax information directly from the IRS website to save time and increase accurracy. 


Submit your FAFSA early.

The FAFSA is available on October 1. We recommend you complete it when you complete your admission application to ensure you're eligible for all available funds. You can submit your FAFSA at any time, but we recommend you do it early to help you plan.


Have the information you need before you start.

This includes your FSA ID, social security numbers, 2015 federal tax returns –or estimates, bank and brokerage statements.


Make sure both the parent and student sign the FAFSA.

The FAFSA won’t be processed until both the parent and student provide an FSA ID or signature.


Review your Student Aid Report.

This is your confirmation that your FAFSA was processed and provides important follow up information. It also provides instructions on how to update your FAFSA, if needed.


Read email.

Make sure your student reads any email sent by the FAFSA processor or the financial aid office. Requests for additional information will be sent to the email address he or she submitted on the admission application.


Need more help?

Check out this video or contact our office at or 517/629.0440.



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