Financial Aid Summer Checklist

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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.


New Students
Returning students
all students
Verification items, if applicable Apply for financial aid by May 15.  
Complete Outside Scholarship form    
  Financial aid eligibility notifications available starting around June 15.  
    Ten-month payment plan (optional) begins June 1
Complete student employment app, if applicable    
Late June

Accept/decline student loans, if applicable

    Complete MN State Grant form, if applicable
New Direct Loan borrowers complete Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note    
    Fall billing statement around July 16
    Waive health insurance, if applicable
    Fall semester payment due August 15


Verification Items

Some FAFSAs are selected for verification by the US Department of Education. If selected, students must provide additional information in order to be eligible for Federal Student Aid. more info


You will not receive a paper billing statement. Instead, you will receive an email message (sent to your Macalester email address and any other authorized users) informing you that your billing statement is ready to view. You should receive this email notification in mid-July.

If you need help estimating what you bill might be, please use this worksheet.

If you have already received your bill, and would like help calculating your payment, please visit our frequently asked questions about billing page.

Health Insurance

You will be billed for the health insurance offered by the college. To waive this fee, you will need to show proof of insurance between July 1, 2015 and no later than September 4, 2015.

Please visit the Health and Wellness Center website for more information about health insurance.