Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.86
Liaison Alyssa Erding
Submission Date Jan. 19, 2021

STARS v2.2

Macalester College
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 4.00 Brian Lindeman
Financial Aid
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Percentage of need met, on average, for students who were awarded any need-based aid :

Percentage of students graduating without student loan debt:

Percentage of entering students that are low-income:

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A brief description of notable policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:

Macalester College offers a financial aid package that meets 100% of the demonstrated financial need of students, a package that includes loans as well work study.

The recent addition of the Working Class Identity collective has created an affirmative space for those who come from low-income space, and in the same stroke, created a platform from which such an identity can interact directly with the administration. Furthermore, since the Identity Collectives are initially chaired by the Department of multicultural Life, DML has since been able to direct programming to serve these students' needs.

The Emerging Scholars Program (ESP) is a program, created in collaboration with the Macalester Academic Excellence (MAX) Center, designed to increase the number of historically underrepresented students at Macalester who are selected to participate in and receive opportunities for study abroad/away, internships, fellowships, and scholarships, and to increase their application and admittance to graduate and professional schools.

A brief description of notable policies or programs to support non-traditional students:

Estimated percentage of students that participate in or directly benefit from the institution’s policies and programs to support low-income and non-traditional students:

Website URL where information about the institution’s accessibility and affordability initiatives is available:
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