Financial Aid Office
1600 Grand Avenue
Saint Paul, MN, 55105, USA
Open Monday – Friday, 8am – noon and 1pm – 4:30pm Central time.
Please review the financial aid application requirements and filing dates on our Apply for Aid page. We ask U.S. students to complete the CSS Profile and the FAFSA and provide tax documents. International students can complete the CSS Profile or the International Student Application for Financial Assistance. Students who complete their financial aid application by the specified filing date for their admission round will receive financial aid results shortly after notices of admission.
We encourage students to estimate their aid eligibility by using MyinTuition or our Net Price Calculator. Both of these estimating tools offer families an idea of what it might cost to attend Macalester.
Please contact us with questions about any aspect of the financial aid process.
Communication From Our Office
In an effort to conserve resources, we will limit the number of paper financial aid eligibility notifications sent from our office. Students will receive initial eligibility notifications in the mail and electronically. Subsequent notifications will be electronic only. Paper notifications are sent to the permanent address on file with the Registrar.
If you would prefer to receive paper notifications (sent to your SPO during the academic year), please send an email to [email protected].
2022-2023 Key Facts and Figures
63% of students receive need-based financial aid
Average need-based financial aid package: $57,801
The average financial aid package includes the following:
Student Employment: 5%
Merit Scholarship Opportunities
More than half of Macalester students are recipients of a merit-based scholarship (many of those students also receive need-based financial aid). All applicants for admission are considered for Macalester’s merit scholarships; no additional scholarship application is required. Merit scholarship awards range from $8,000 to $100,000 over four years. More information about Macalester’s Merit Scholarships.
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.