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The Philosophy

Macalester meets 100 percent of each admitted student’s demonstrated financial need.

Financial aid counselors complete a thorough assessment of each student’s background and assemble a package of grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study employment stipends. Macalester’s endowment contributes to the financial aid budget every year, and many generous alumni have established endowed scholarships for crucial financial aid, study away, or research opportunities. Our approach to financial aid opens up the entire vibrant Macalester experience for students, allowing them to focus on the rigorous coursework and rich campus life instead of worrying about the next tuition bill.

“It’s very important to me personally to be able to have a financial aid program that allows any student whose family is committed to Macalester to be able to attend and graduate from Macalester.”

Brian Lindeman ’89,
Assistant Vice President of Admissions and Financial Aid