In response to COVID-19, and consistent with Macalester’s efforts, Financial Aid Office staff members are working from remote locations. The Financial Aid Office is currently closed to in-person visits.

Please know that we remain committed to providing responsive and thorough service to students and families. We will respond to email and voicemail as soon as possible, and almost always within 24 business hours. We’ll continue to have individual meetings available via telephone and conference calls. You may contact us in all the usual ways (except that you’ll need to leave voicemail if you call). Thank you for your patience and support during this challenging time.

Please also note that we are currently working summer hours. We are available Monday through Thursday from 7:45am to 5pm CDT and Friday from 7:45am to 12:30pm CDT.

More: Macalester’s COVID-19 page

Contact the Financial Aid Office using the information below. Your phone call or email message will be received by staff who are trained to answer your question or put you in touch with the person best equipped to help you.

Electronic Mail

Please include the student’s Macalester ID number (if known) in your message. We try to answer all e-mail messages within one business day.


800-231-7974 toll-free
If you call our office during business hours and are directed to voice mail, our lines are busy. Please leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible. Please include the student’s Macalester ID number (if known) in your voice mail message.



Secure File Upload

Please use to send us your documents electronically. Google Chrome is recommended.


Financial Aid Office
Macalester College
1600 Grand Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55105

We generally do not recommend use of overnight delivery services. All carriers make deliveries to a central campus post office. Therefore, overnight shipments do not arrive in the Financial Aid Office overnight.

Office Hours

(all hours are Central Standard Time/Central Daylight Time)

September through mid-May (summer hours begin the week after Commencement)
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. – Noon and 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Mid-May through most of August (summer hours end the week of Orientation)
Monday-Thursday: 7:45 a.m.-Noon and 1p.m. – 5p.m.
Friday: 7:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Campus Location

Weyerhaeuser, lower level (click here for campus map)
Room 031