651-696-6866 (fax )
1600 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN
The Admissions and Financial Aid Offices are located at 62 Macalester Street.
Student loans that are not part of the Federal Student Aid program are often referred to as “alternative”, “supplemental”, or “private” loans.
We recommend that students first apply for financial aid before considering an alternative loan. Most students who apply for financial aid may participate in the Federal Direct Loan program, even if they do not qualify for financial aid. Please review federal loan options including the parent Direct PLUS Loan before pursuing an alternative loan.
To assist you in your search for an alternative loan, we have provided a list in alphabetical order (below) of the alternative loan lenders that Macalester students have accessed in the past three school years (from 2010-2011 through 2012-2013). Please understand that you may select any lender for your educational loans. You are not required to select a lender from this list.
Credit Union StudentChoice - Student Choice Undergraduate
CuStudent Loans - cuScholar Private Student Loan
Discover Student Loans - Private Loan
Massachusetts Education Financing Authority -MEFA Loan
Minnesota Office of Higher Education -Student Education Loan Fund (SELF Loan)
New Jersey HESAA - NJCLASS Loan
Sallie Mae - Smart Option Student Loan
Student Loans of North Dakota - DEAL Loan
Wells Fargo Student Loan- Collegiate Loan
Your lender will ask you to complete a Self-Certification form. The Self-Certification form will be provided by your lender. Please be sure to respond to the request for the Self-Certification form and all disclosure statements in order to avoid delays in delivery of your loan funds.