Financial Aid Office

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Financial Aid Office
651-696-6866 (fax )

Mailing Address
1600 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN
55105 USA

The Admissions and Financial Aid Offices are located at 62 Macalester Street.

fall billing statements

Fall semester billing statements were made available to students on July 16. Please see our guide to calculating your payment and the eBill statement guide (including information about how to make your statement available to parents or others).


Percentage of students receiving financial aid: 79%

The average need-based financial aid package: $42,348

The average financial aid package includes the following:

Grant: 83%

Loan: 12%

Student Employment: 5%


In 2015-2016, over forty percent of U.S. first-year students received merit-based scholarships from Macalester. Merit scholarship awards range from $8,000 to $72,000 over four years. More information about Macalester's Merit Scholarships.

Communication from our office

Current Macalester students will receive notices of changes to financial aid eligibility through their Macalester email. Students who prefer to have a paper notification sent via campus mail may send email to

In addition to email, paper notifications will be sent to the student's permanent address during off-campus study semesters.

Students who wish to automatically forward email from our office to a third party are encouraged to set up an email filter. We have instructions on how to set up a filter at:

The resources your family needs to learn about and apply for financial aid at Macalester are on this site. If you have any additional questions or are unable to find the information you are looking for, please feel free to contact us.