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College Rankings: 20 Colleges with the Most Generous Financial Aid

Narrow down your college choice with this top 20 list.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph

September 19, 2018

College Rankings: 20 Colleges with the Most Generous Financial Aid
Wouldn’t it be nice to get your college education for a steal? Fortunately, there are plenty of colleges around the country that make that happen every year for students. While colleges may have a large sticker price up front, that isn’t necessarily what each student will pay. Thanks to financial aid, which is funded by the federal and state governments as well as through a school’s endowment, students can expect to pay less than the total cost they see for tuition, room and board and fees. Some colleges and universities across the country go above and beyond when it comes to financial aid, oftentimes closing the gap between financial aid and what students actually have to pay by just a few hundred dollars. The Princeton Review has narrowed down the top 20 most generous schools in the country, based off of student satisfaction in their annual survey. 20. Cornell University Tuition: $54,584
Average financial aid package: $42,053 19. St. Olaf College Tuition: $46,000
Average financial aid package: $35,083 18. Skidmore College Tuition: $52,446
Average financial aid package: $45,900 17. Brown University Tuition: $54,320
Average financial aid package: $44,435 16. Lafayette College Tuition: $52,415
Average financial aid package: $44,113 15. University of Wisconsin – Madison Tuition: $33,523
Average financial aid package: $12,746 14. Grinnell College Tuition: $51,924
Average financial aid package: $41,902 13. Stanford University Tuition: $48,987
Average financial aid package: $50,234 12. California Institute of Technology Tuition: $48,111
Average financial aid package: $43,675 11. Rice University Tuition: $46,600
Average financial aid package: $41,573 10. Thomas Aquinas College Tuition: $25,000
Average financial aid package: $14,359 9. Williams College Tuition: $55,140
Average financial aid package: $53,866 8. Pomona College Tuition: $50,720
Average financial aid package: $50,686 7. Yale University Tuition: $49,480
Average financial aid package: $50,359 6. Princeton University Tuition: $49,330
Average financial aid package: $52,800 5. Washington University in St. Louis Tuition: $52,400
Average financial aid package: $45,567 4. Vassar College Tuition: $54,410
Average financial aid package: $46,709 3. Colgate University Tuition: $53,650
Average financial aid package: $49,397 2. Bowdoin College Tuition: $53,418
Average financial aid package: $45,625 1. Vanderbilt University Tuition: $48,592
Average financial aid package: $48,559

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