Billing Statements

Fall semester billing statements are produced in mid-July with payment due in mid-August. Spring semester billing statements are produced in mid-December with payment due in mid-January.

Macalester’s Office of Student Accounts produces statements of account on a monthly basis. Visit the Student Accounts site for detailed information on Macalester’s billing policies and procedures.

  • All statements of account are produced electronically. There are no paper statements of account.
  • Students receive an email message when a new statement is available.
  • Students may access account statements (and view account activity since the last statement) using 1600grand.
  • Students may authorize other people to view their statements. Authorized users will also receive an email message when a new statement is available.

2020-2021 Updates

For the 2020-2021 academic year, fall semester billing statements will be produced in late July with payment due in late August. All first-year and sophomore students, as well as junior and senior students with housing contracts, will be billed for a full semester of housing and dining charges. Exceptions:

–Students who have been approved for a housing/dining exemption
–Students who have already communicated their intent to reside/dine elsewhere during Module 1 or during the entire fall semester

Students may opt out of housing/dining for Module 1 or for all of fall semester by expressing their choice to Residential Life. Please email Residential Life at for instructions on how to make revisions to your housing/dining contract. A student who opts out of housing/dining for Module 1 or fall semester will receive a credit on their student account for the module/semester for which they opt out. Students who have a Campus Residence Grant as part of their financial aid package will have that grant canceled for the module/semester that the student is not charged for their residence or standard meal plan.

Calculating Your Payment

Determining exactly what amount to pay Macalester can be complicated, especially if you received financial aid of several types. Please use our bill estimating worksheets to calculate your payment. You will need:

  1. Your account balance from a prior term, if applicable.
  2. Your current financial aid package for the semester (available to students at
  3. To know which, if any, loans you will be using for the semester.
  4. To know whether you are participating in the payment plan and, if so, how much you are financing through this mechanism.
  5. To know whether you will be directly applying your wages from student employment to your account balance.

When calculating your payment, please review the following questions about your billing statement:

Once you have determined the amount that is due, you may pay online using an electronic payment from your bank account or by using a credit card (a fee will apply to credit card payments). Click here for more information about how to make a payment.