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International Student Estimated Costs and Financial Aid

International students attending Albion College are eligible for scholarships.

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Albion College International Scholarships

International students who meet or exceed the minimum requirements for admission will be awarded academic scholarships . In determining scholarships, we look at a student's overall application, academic achievement and potential for success at Albion College. Scholarships are also available to recognize fine arts talent; students must submit an audition or portfolio for review after admission.

We have many more qualified international applicants than we can support though our financial aid awards. In general, families must be able to contribute most of the cost attendance from sources outside of Albion College.

Estimated Cost for International Students

Before you apply to Albion College, it’s important to review our costs and make a family financial plan. We require the Financial Planning Worksheet as part of your application, and you should discuss this with those who will support your studies. Once you are admitted, you will be required to submit a detailed Statement of Financial Support to document your available funding.

Estimated Costs for International Students

2017-2018 Estimate*
Tuition and Fees $43,050
Housing and Meals $12,210
Personal Expenses $2,000
Health Insurance $1,450
TOTAL COSTS $58,710

*Estimates for 2018-19 will be available in late fall and will be updated in the Statement of Financial Support.

International students are to purchase health insurance coverage approved by the college. For this reason, the estimate may not reflect the cost estimate for US Citizens and Permanent Residents.

In order to receive the I-20 Certificate of Eligibility necessary for your visa application, you must be admitted to Albion College and submit the necessary documentation showing that you have the funds to cover your first year of study. Please complete the Statement of Financial Support no later than 2 months before your intended term of entry.

External Sources for Financial Assistance


Albion has opened my mind to things that I would not have learned otherwise; from the city of Albion to the homemade solar panels in Israel and everything in between. With every class and extracurricular activity that I do, I find myself expanding my horizons. Roohia, Pakistan, Sociology, 2018

Living in residence halls allows you to meet more people and lets you get more work done. There are study areas you can use, and if all that is distracting, you have a million other places to go study. Erris, Kosovo, Mathematics, 2019

Contact Us

Have questions about International Admission?

We're here to help. Contact us directly by email or by filling out the form below.

Office of Admission –

Director of International Recruitment - Betsy Morley

Director of the Center for International Education - Cristen Casey

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Campus Life

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For international students, campus life offers many options for fun and engagement. That includes more than 100 student organizations you can join. When you get involved on campus, your life at Albion becomes busy, exciting, and meaningful.

Some student organizations promote intercultural learning. Those include International Student Union, Asian Awareness Group, African Student Union, Arab Club, Black Student Alliance, Muslim Student Association, Organization for Latino/a Awareness, and Umbrella.

International students also enjoy making friends through the Center for International Education and the Office of Intercultural Affairs, both of which hold annual intercultural events. Contact us if you'd like to chat with current students about their experience!


You don't get a big city vibe here. The campus is very close-knit and welcoming. There is always something to do on the weekends like free movies at the Bohm theatre, canoeing on the river, Friday night comedians or musicians, walks in the nature center, or just hanging out with friends. Matt, USA, Biology, 2019

The City of Albion welcomes innovation and a lot is going on in town. Every day there is a surprise waiting for you. Lei, China, Accounting, 2019

Actually living with students from different backgrounds made me learn lot about their cultures and how to interact with people. The first-year residence hall helped me make lot of new friends who were coming from various places and were also looking for new friends, which was perfect. Duuluu, Mongolia, Biochemistry, 2019

Communicate, join clubs, find people with similar interests and you'll make plenty of friends. American students want to get to know international students. Reaching out is the easiest, most helpful thing you can do. Erris, Kosovo, Mathematics, 2019

It's definitely a safe community to study in. The city of Albion isn't a major metropolitan city, so students can focus on their studies and activities. The crime rates are very low too, compared to big cities, so anywhere you go on campus it's a safe place. Duuluu, Mongolia, Biochemistry, 2019

International Student Services

Albion College international students and Center for International Education staff have fun in front of the camera.

Where you'll find support for… everything.

International students often choose Albion College because they know they'll have the support they need on campus.

 Center for International Education

The Center for International Education and Off-Campus Study is the global heartbeat of campus. CIE organizes International Student Orientation, hosts programs for international students throughout the year, and provides support for students on non-immigrant visas. CIE also helps any student who wishes to study abroad with the preparation and their return to campus.

 International Orientation

Living and studying far from home can be challenging. You may need help becoming comfortable with our customs, lifestyles, academic practices, and even our food. We've created an international orientation program to help you in the transition.

You'll be greeted at the airport by international orientation leaders and the Director of the Center for International Education. They'll take you to your room at Albion, where your residence hall assistant will help you settle in.

At international orientation, you'll get to know our campus, the city of Albion, and each other. We will help ease your transition and introduce you to the many ways you can get involved on campus. We provide help with things like bank accounts, mobile phones, and shopping trips.

Degree-seeking international students will also participate in SOAR (Student Orientation Advising and Registration), an exciting program that introduces all new students to Albion College.The Office of the Registrar will prepare a preliminary class schedule for you once you complete the online academic forms in your Albion Student Portal. At SOAR you can meet with academic staff to discuss changes.

 Advising and Counseling

Every Albion student has at least four advisors: student and faculty first-year mentors, an academic advisor, and a residence hall assistant. Further, our Counseling Services office provides all students with confidential mental health counseling andreferrals to community mental health agencies.

The Center for International Education provides support for immigration questions, your adjustment to the US, and anything else you want to ask about.

 Health Care

Health insurance enrollment is required for international students. Albion College's Student Health Services clinic provides every Albion student complete outpatient health care with referrals to specialists as needed. Emergency services and full laboratory testing and X-rays are available in cooperation with Oaklawn Hospital.

 Employment Opportunities

Campus employment is available to help you meet expenses. The Career and Internship Center has a listing of on-campus jobs available to all students as well as internship and career opportunities. If you are on an F-1 student visa, you must coordinate any internships and off-campus employment with the director of the director of the Center for International Education and other Albion staff and faculty. Off-campus employment is restricted for students in F-1 status.

 Transportation

Our students go everywhere—and most of them rely on our College transportation. Campus Safety takes students to and from medical appointments or classes if injured. The college also arranges shuttels to the movie theater, shopping malls, grocery, and department stores several times a month. During scheduled holidays, a shuttle service is available to and from Michigan airports for a minimal fee.

 Religious and Multicultural Diversity

At Albion, we value all faiths and individual spiritual development. The Office of the Chaplain supports programs that promote innovative thought on ethics, religion, and social responsibility. And the Office of Intercultural Affairs supports underrepresented students by promoting awareness of multicultural issues among all students, staff, and faculty.


The food is so good that you'll have a hard time trying not to gain weight. Roohia, Pakistan, Sociology, 2018

It's definitely a safe community to study in. The city of Albion isn't a major metropolitan city, so students can focus on their studies and activities. The crime rates are very low too, compared to big cities, so anywhere you go on campus it's a safe place. Duuluu, Mongolia, Biochemistry, 2019

Actually living with students from different backgrounds made me learn lot about their cultures and how to interact with people. The first-year residence hall helped me make lot of new friends who were coming from various places and were also looking for new friends, which was perfect. Duuluu, Mongolia, Biochemistry, 2019

Albion has opened my mind to things that I would not have learned otherwise; from the city of Albion to the homemade solar panels in Israel and everything in between. With every class and extracurricular activity that I do, I find myself expanding my horizons. Roohia, Pakistan, Sociology, 2018

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