Macalester meets 100% of demonstrated financial need for all admitted students.
Macalester’s robust financial aid program supports the enrollment of bright, talented students from around the world, regardless of their family’s financial background.
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2019-2020 health insurance price is $2,417.00. Students who are covered by another health insurance policy may waive this charge. More information is available here.
Merit Scholarship Opportunities
In 2018-2019, over fifty percent of U.S. first-year students received merit-based scholarships from Macalester. Merit scholarship awards range from $6,000 to $20,000 per year. More information about Macalester’s Merit Scholarships
Average Financial Aid Award
Fall 2018 U.S. first-year students receiving need-based financial aid from Macalester: 68%
Average need-based financial aid package: $47,763
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Need-based financial aid Awarded to U.S. First-Years by Family Income: Fall 2018 Based on Comprehensive of $66,500
|Financial Aid Awarded to Those Who Qualified|
(including interest, dividends, non-taxable income, etc.)
|Percentage of Applicants receiving a need-based award||
|$200,000 and up||57%||1,738||44,164||19,402|
*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.