Since our founding, a deep commitment to financial aid has been a defining value at Macalester. We are one of only 66 colleges and universities in the nation to meet 100 percent of the demonstrated financial need for every admitted student, and our financial aid policy is the foundation of our commitment to access. Your gift helps Macalester continue to keep that commitment.

As students explore new ideas, approaches, and solutions, the discussions are richer because of the variety of perspectives. That diversity sets Macalester apart and is a hallmark of who we are and how we live our mission. Two-thirds of Macalester students demonstrate need for financial aid, and one-third of students pay less than 25 percent of our posted tuition costs thanks to financial aid.

During this campaign, raising $40 million in financial aid support will increase endowment earnings by $2 million annually for the financial aid budget.

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Percentage of students, including international students, who receive financial aid.

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One-third of students pay less than 25 percent of our posted tuition costs, thanks to financial aid.


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