Financial Aid & Tuition

Admissions Office
651-696-6357
(800) 231-7974
651-696-6724 (fax)
Geolocation
44.939429,-93.169218
62 Macalester Street
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 2013 U.S. first-year students receiving financial aid:
74%
Average financial aid package:
$37,501

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
  • 66% 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 2013 Based on Comprehensive of $55,456

 

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 36/37
18,201
56,035
52,526
$50,000-$74,999 55/56
4,229
56,035
47,960
$75,000-$99,999 62/62
11,404
54,535
42,390
$100,000-$124,999 50/51
3,665
48,346
35,987
$125,000-$149,999 38/40
5,049
48,334
31,280
$150,000-$174,999 26/27
14,870
48,888
30,562
$175,000-$199,999 20/22
3,545
36,185
18,915
$200,000 and up 24/72
1,000
33,715
14,373
Totals 311/367
1,000
56,035
37,501

*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.