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Outside Scholarship Policy: College Access Programs

Exception for College Access Scholarship Programs

In most cases, scholarships from college access agencies will not affect pre-existing grants from Macalester. College access agencies typically assist students from low to moderate income backgrounds with their college-going process (e.g. academic advising, standardized test preparation, college application assistance, financial aid counseling, etc.).

Please note:

  • Scholarships exceeding the student’s original student loan and student employment eligibility will replace Macalester grants directly (dollar for dollar).
  • The total amount of grants and scholarships may not exceed the total cost of attendance.
  • Eligibility for Federal Student Aid and other non-Macalester financial aid may be affected according to the applicable program rules.

This policy exception has been applied to scholarships from the organizations below. Additional exceptions will be made at the discretion of the Financial Aid Office.