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Macalester College

Tuition & Aid
Bottom line

The cost of tuition for a year at Macalester is about $45,000. Room and board is approximately $10,000. Daunting though that may seem, the college is committed to helping. The average financial aid package includes a grant of almost $30,000. Not to mention additional aid offered through scholarships and loans.
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Visiting And Contact Information

1600 Grand Avenue

St. Paul, MN 55105

United States

Phone: 651-696-6357

Fax: 651-696-6724


Expenses per Academic Year
On-Campus Room and Board:$10,496
On-Campus Room Only:$5,608
On-Campus Board Only:$4,888
Average Cost for Books and Supplies:$1,080
Required Fees:$221
Other Expenses:$942
Cost Per Credit-Hour:$1,468
Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study:No

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Financial Aid Statistics
Financial Aid Rating: 98
Freshman receiving any financial aid:76%
Undergraduates receiving any financial aid:76%
Average Percent of Need Met:100%
Average Total Financial Aid Package:$39,234
Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid:$33,522
Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid:$33,663
Average Need-Based Loan:$4,468
Average amount of loan debt per graduate:$21,939
Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program:56%

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Available Aid
Financial Aid Methodology Used:Federal and Institutional
Scholarships and Grants:Federal Pell
State Scholarships / Grants
Private Scholarships
College / University Scholarships
Federal Direct Student Loan Programs:Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
Direct PLUS Loans
Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFEL):Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans
College/university loans from institutional funds
Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study):Yes
Direct Lender:Yes

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Financial Aid for International Students
Financial Aid Policy for International Students:Need-based scholarship or grant aid is available
Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Aid:$42,942.00
Required Financial Aid Forms:CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
International Student's Financial Aid Application
International Student's Certification of Finances

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Financial Aid Application Process
Priority Financial Aid Application Deadline:02/08
Regular Financial Aid Application Deadline:03/01
Freshman Financial Aid Notification Date:04/01
Required Forms:FAFSA
CSS/Financial Aid Profile
Noncustodial Profile
    Other:Parent federal tax return & W2 form(s)
Financial Aid Office Phone Number:651-696-6214

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