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Current U.S. Students

Apply for Aid: October-May*

To reapply for financial aid, current Macalester students who are US citizens or Permanent Residents must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The 2024-2025 FAFSA uses 2022 income information. We ask students to complete their FAFSA by May 15 in order to receive their 2024-2025 financial aid eligibility notification by mid-June.

*Next year’s FAFSA usually becomes available on October 1. However, because of changes to the 2024-2025 FAFSA, it will not be available in October and will go live by the end of December 2023. Please make sure to file your FAFSA by May 15, 2024.

Submit Additional Documents: January-May

Some FAFSAs are selected for a verification process by the Department of Education. If your FAFSA is selected for verification, you will need to submit additional documents to the Financial Aid Office before we can review your FAFSA and determine your eligibility for aid.

More information about verification and how we will notify you of additional required documents.

If your family has had a change in financial circumstances from last year, you can submit additional documents to us so we can determine whether your circumstances affect your eligibility for aid.

More information about changing financial circumstances.

If you have a sibling who will also be enrolled as an undergraduate student for the 2024-2025 academic year, please complete the Household and Sibling Enrollment Form.

Review and Accept Your Aid: June

If you complete your financial aid application by mid-May, you will receive next year’s financial aid eligibility notification by mid-June. If you complete your financial aid application after mid-May, we will review and send a response as soon as possible after receipt. Aid applications received after mid-May will still receive full consideration.

When you receive your financial aid eligibility notification, review it carefully in order to understand the aid that you have been awarded. Descriptions of different types of aid are available in our About section. Please contact us if you have any questions about your financial aid package.

Once you have reviewed your financial aid package, make sure to log in to 1600grand to accept or decline your loans.

Estimate Your Bill: June-July

Fall semester billing statements are produced by the Student Accounts office in mid-July, with payment due in mid-August.

More information about billing, payments, and estimating your amount due.