Financial Aid & Tuition

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St. Paul, MN
55105 USA
Financial Aid
651-696-6214
(800) 231-7974
651-696-6866 (fax)
Mailing Address
1600 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN
55105 USA

We’re committed to enrolling an economically diverse student body.

Admitted students receive an aid package that meets 100% of demonstrated financial need.

According to US News, Macalester is one of only 70 four-year colleges in the United States that meets the full financial need of its admitted students.

Quick Facts

Fall 2014 U.S. first-year students receiving financial aid:
72%
Average neeed-based financial aid package:
$41,677

Exceptional value

  • Broad-based liberal arts education
  • 85% of our students graduate in four years
  • Vibrant metropolitan location
  • Global, diverse student body
  • Challenge in small classes
  • 76% of students complete an internship
  • Accessible professors
  • 63% of our students study abroad

arthur sillah

"Macalester research experiences and internships are an advantage in the job market and give you the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of your area of interest. They are also an excellent opportunity to assess whether the work is truly what you want to do for the rest of your life. My internship at a preeminent research and clinical medicine facility allowed me to learn about cardiovascular disease and strengthened my desire to pursue a career in medicine."

—Arthur Sillah '10
Sierra Leone

Financial Aid at Macalester

Need-based financial aid Awarded to U.S. First-Years by Family Income: Fall 2014 Based on Comprehensive of $57,691

 

Financial Aid Awarded to Those Who Qualified

Parent Income
(including interest, dividends, non-taxable income, etc.)
Number Receiving Award / Number Applied
Minimum
Maximum Average
$0-$49,999 56/56
6,734
60,804
54,010
$50,000-$74,999 56/57
9,231
57,804
49,943
$75,000-$99,999 59/60
26,404
58,304
47,042
$100,000-$124,999 63/65
11,227
57,017
39,867
$125,000-$149,999 46/47
16,832
51,155
37,738
$150,000-$174,999 19/19
1,229
46,549
31,091
$175,000-$199,999 22/24
8,370
45,579
28,155
$200,000 and up 31/69
3,576
37,404
19,861
Totals 353/397
1,000
60,804
41,677

*This chart does not project an individual’s financial aid eligibility. For a customized estimate of your eligibility for need-based financial aid at Macalester, visit macalester.edu/financialaid/estimate and use our Net Price Calculator.
*Financial aid award amount typically includes grants, student loans, and student employment.
*Income is an important factor in determining eligibility for financial aid. Family assets, family size, the number of children enrolled in college and other factors can also affect eligibility. If parents are divorced or separated, Macalester requires financial aid information from each parent.
*IMPORTANT: To be considered for financial aid from Macalester you must indicate your intent to apply for aid when you complete your admission application.