United MethodistAdrian College Financial Assistance

Located in the small town of Adrian, Michigan, Adrian College is a private, United Methodist-affiliated institution home to just under 1,700 undergrads. Its small size allows for a high degree of academic focus, and the college sports several internal institutes just for this purpose, including institutes for Entrepreneurial Studies, Health Studies, Ethics, in addition to an Institute for Law and Public Health. It’s a dynamic college that offers students many academic and extracurricular activities, but it does come at a price: the average cost of attendance at Adrian is just over $34,000 per year.

Since attending Adrian can become a pretty pricey endeavor, it’s a good idea for students to keep a very close eye on their spending. Adrian is only 45 minutes from Ann Arbor, and while it’s a popular destination for students, frequent trips to the city can add up, as can more day-to-day expenses like getting take-out in lieu of a meal, or keeping up a habit of late night food deliveries.

Applying for Aid

Though it is a private institution, Adrian only requires students to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for aid. If you’re applying to Adrian and will need financial aid, that’s good new the form is fairly easy to file, and we can walk you through it step-by-step with our FAFSA coach tool (check it out!). Complete these forms sooner rather than later, as some forms of aid are first-come, first-served. Once you’ve sent them in, your aid application will be complete, and you’ll hear back from the financial aid office shortly thereafter.

Available Packages

98% of students receive aid, which is great. The college understands the importance of financial aid, and seeks to give funding when funding is needed. However, the individual aid packages are often lacking, as 85% of students take out federal and private student loans in addition to their Adrian College awards. Federal loans are available to most everyone, but there are limits on the amount one can borrow. If you find yourself in a position where you need to borrow more than your federal loans will cover, take out what you can in federal loans and then turn to private student loans to fill the financial gap. To find the private loan that best suits you, check out our Student Loan Comparison Tool right on this page.

Pay for School*

Total Avg. Cost $36,122
Tuition $25,560
Room & Board $7,540
Financial Aid Information
Students Receiving Fin Aid 98%
Typical Grant Amounts
State/Local $1,887
Federal $3,370
%Receiving Loans 85%
Avg. Other Stud. Loans $2,795
%Receiving Other Loans 85%

Getting in

Admission Rate 61%
Total Enrollment 1,688
Men 48%
Women 52%
Graduation Rate 46%
Application Fee $0


110 S Madison St
Adrian, MI 49221-2575(517) 265-5161
Financial Aid Office URL
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*Data source is the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) the data collection program for the National Center for Education Statistics


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