The Best Schools for Financial Aid
These schools prove that it is possible to make educational funding readily available to their students.
October 08, 2013
You know that most schools offer financial aid assistance to students who need it, but have you ever wondered if some colleges offer more than others?
Some do. These schools prove that it is possible to make educational funding readily available to their students.
Here are the country’s top ten colleges for students looking for financial aid, according to The Princeton Review.
• Columbia University
New York, New York
The majority, 61 percent, of students receive financial aid at Columbia University and an additional 53 percent receive grant aid.
• Stanford University
At Stanford, 72 percent of students receive some sort of financial aid, with 60 percent of the student receiving grant aid.
• New College of Florida
100 percent of students at the New College of Florida receive grant and other financial aid assistance!
• Claremont McKenna College
64 percent of student receive aid at Claremont McKenna College, with 57 percent receiving grant aid assistance.
• Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut
66 percent of Yale’s students receive financial aid; 61 percent receive grant aid.
• Rice University
At Rice University, 72 percent of students receive financial aid and 57 percent receive grant aid.
• Pomona College
66 percent of students attending this Claremont, CA school receive financial aid and 54 percent receive grant aid.
• University of Virginia
59 percent of students receive financial aid at this public Ivy League institution, with 33 percent receiving grant aid.
• Princeton University
Princeton, New Jersey
Princeton is known for being a research university but, perhaps it should be known for its financial aid assistance, too. 60 percent of students receive financial aid and 59 percent receive grant aid assistance.
• Swarthmore College
61 percent of students at this private, liberal arts university receive financial aid assistance; 54 percent receive grant funding.
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