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Financing Plan for Entering Students
We understand that putting all the pieces together to finance a college education can be confusing, so we've developed a personalized Plan to help navigate all the options to help pay your student account bill. You will receive your Plan with your financial aid award.
These are the items that will appear on your student account with the College. You'll need to pay these costs or have a payment plan in place before the start of the academic year.
Scholarships and Grants
Grants and scholarships do not have to be repaid. Your Albion Merit Scholarship is renewed for four years (two for transfer students), as long as you are making academic progress. You will need to agree to the Terms and Conditions in ACIS before your scholarship is credited to your account. Other grants and scholarships are usually based on financial need and a FAFSA needs to be completed each year to determine if you remain eligible for them. You may be required to submit a thank you note for your scholarship, check ACIS to get more information.
These funds are offered to you to help meet your costs; you do not have to accept them if you have other resources available. In order to receive loan funds you must complete a promissory note and entrance counseling. Instructions on how to do so are in ACIS. You are responsible for repaying those loans when you leave school. Loan funds can be applied to your student account when all the requirements are met.
Work-study funds are earned by working on-campus or with a community organization. You get a regular pay check that you can use to pay incidentals or apply to your student account.
You can use this section to calculate your contributions from savings, outside scholarships you've earned or funds you plan on borrowing through an outside bank or lender. You can add those up and place the total under the 'My Plan' section.
This section allows you to include contributions from savings or current income. It can also reflect resources from the PLUS Loan (a loan parents can borrow up to the cost of attendance) or available payment plans. Total those amounts and place that in the 'My Plan' section.
We've included your Albion costs that will be billed to you, as well as your financial aid resources. Using the amounts you've included from the student and parent resources sections, you can subtract all of your resources to determine your remaining direct cost. This is the amount you'll need to pay to the College.
These expenses are variable depending upon your spending patterns. The amounts we've listed are typical for most students, you can change them depending upon your spending habits.
Taking your remaining direct cost from above and adding your indirect costs you can see what's left. The goal is to have this amount equal zero, so you know all of your expenses are covered. If it's not then you'll want to either reduce your indirect costs, look at how to add some additional resources or a combination.
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Transferring to Albion
A change in direction can take you further.
Each semester, Albion College welcomes students like Allie Washabaugh, '15, (above) and others who began their college education at another institution.
If you’re thinking about transferring to Albion, you’ll find everything you need to know through the links on the left side of this site. At Albion, you’re considered a transfer student if you’ve completed any college coursework after high school graduation.
Get to Know Karen
Karen Cuzydlo is our associate director of transfer admission. A Michigan native, she knows the ins and outs of the transfer process, having started at a community college herself before graduating from a four-year institution. She'll answer your questions, point you in the right direction, and guide you throughout.
Contact Karen directly at 517/629-0538 or
Community College Transfer Scholarship
Albion has established the Distinguished Albion College-Community College Transfer Scholarship to recognize outstanding achievements by students at six Michigan two-year colleges. Learn more >>
Applying to Albion
The fastest, easiest way to apply to Albion is by submitting an online application. If you prefer to submit a paper application, contact the Admission Office at 800/858-6770 or email
Once we've received your completed application packet and supporting documentation, your application to Albion College will be reviewed. If any portion of your application packet requires further action, you’ll be notified in writing and/or via e-mail.
Darren Mason Associate Professor of Mathematics
Dr. Mason will assist you with planning your academic program and obtaining tutoring or other academic support.
Andrew Dunham Registrar
Dr. Dunham will evaluate your transcripts, award college credit, and answer questions about registration for classes.
Ann Whitmer Director of Financial Aid
Ms. Whitmer will advise you on applying for veterans benefits, obtaining campus employment, and other financial aid questions.
Veterans Advisory Council
Albion’s Veterans Advisory Council members will be happy to talk with you during your college search and will offer advice and support while you are enrolled as a student.
Jeffrey Carrier Professor Emeritus of Biology/Veteran (O) 517/629-0389
Susan Conner, Chair Provost U.S. Army Outstanding Civilian Service Medal, 2002 (O) 517/629-0222
Doug Goering Professor Emeritus of Art/Veteran (H) 810/233-5955