Macalester meets 100% of demonstrated financial need for all admitted students.
2018-2019 health insurance price is $2,383.00. Students who are covered by another health insurance policy may waive this charge. More information is available here.
Average Financial Aid Award
Fall 2017 U.S. first-year students receiving need-based financial aid: 70%
Average need-based financial aid package: $47,908
Learn more about your eligibility for financial aid by using our Net Price Calculator.
Merit Scholarship Opportunities
In 2017-2018, over fifty percent of U.S. first-year students received merit-based scholarships from Macalester. Merit scholarship awards range from $8,000 to $80,000 over four years. More information about Macalester's Merit Scholarships
Need-based financial aid Awarded to U.S. First-Years by Family Income: Fall 2017 Based on Comprehensive of $64,136
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||48%||2,554||49,240||24,102|
*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.