Best Colleges for Need-Based Financial Aid

The Best Colleges To Get Need-Based Financial Aid

Every year the cost of college seems to outpace the rate of inflation. You would think that our weak economy would have an effect on college prices, but it does not.

One thing is for certain though, regardless of the state of our economy, the demand for higher education will always be there. And unless you attend a local community college, you can expect to have a large bill to pay.

Below is a list of the best colleges for need-based financial aid. Even though the sticker price on some of these colleges will be over $60,000 for the 2014-2015 school year, if your family is determined to have financial need, many will meet that need 100%.

If your student will be a junior or senior in high school this fall, you should determine your financial need and begin planning your ‘bottom line’ cost of college NOW! Give us a call! We can help sort all this out!

Listing of Best Colleges for Need-Based Financial Aid Met (2013-2014)

Need-Met      Institution

100%: Amherst College (Amherst, MA)

100%: Arlington Baptist College (Arlington, TX)

100%: Austin College (Sherman, TX)

100%: Barnard College (New York, NY)

100%: Bates College (Lewiston, ME)

100%: Blessing–Rieman College of Nursing (Quincy, IL)

100%: Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA)

100%: Bowdoin College (Brunswick, ME)

100%: Brown University (Providence, RI)

100%: Bryn Mawr College (Bryn Mawr, PA)

100%: California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, CA)

100%: Carleton College (Northfield, MN)

100%: Carroll University (Waukesha, WI)

100%: Claremont McKenna College (Claremont, CA)

100%: Colby College (Waterville, ME)

100%: Colgate University (Hamilton, NY)

100%: College of the Holy Cross (Worcester, MA)

100%: Columbia University (New York, NY)

100%: Connecticut College (New London, CT)

100%: Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)

100%: Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)

100%: Davidson College (Davidson, NC)

100%: Duke University (Durham, NC)

100%: Emory University (Atlanta, GA)

100%: Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering (Needham, MA)

100%: Georgetown University (Washington, DC)

100%: Gettysburg College (Gettysburg, PA)

100%: Grinnell College (Grinnell, IA)

100%: Hamilton College (Clinton, NY)

100%: Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)

100%: Harvey Mudd College (Claremont, CA)

100%: Haverford College (Haverford, PA)

100%: Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)

100%: Lincoln University (Oakland, CA)

100%: Macalester College (St. Paul, MN)

100%: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)

100%: Middlebury College (Middlebury, VT)

100%: Mount Holyoke College (South Hadley, MA)

100%: Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)

100%: Oberlin College (Oberlin, OH)

100%: Occidental College (Los Angeles, CA)

100%: Pitzer College (Claremont, CA)

100%: Pomona College (Claremont, CA)

100%: Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)

100%: Reed College (Portland, OR)

100%: Rice University (Houston, TX)

100%: Scripps College (Claremont, CA)

100%: Smith College (Northampton, MA)

100%: St. Olaf College (Northfield, MN)

100%: Stanford University (Stanford, CA)

100%: SUNY — Upstate Medical University (Syracuse, NY)

100%: Swarthmore College (Swarthmore, PA)

100%: Thomas Aquinas College (Santa Paula, CA)

100%: Trinity College (Hartford, CT)

100%: Tufts University (Medford, MA)

100%: University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)

100%: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)

100%: University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)

100%: University of Richmond (University of Richmond, VA)

100%: University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)

100%: Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)

100%: Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, NY)

100%: Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)

100%: Wellesley College (Wellesley, MA)

100%: Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT)

100%: Williams College (Williamstown, MA)

100%: Yale University (New Haven, CT)

99%: Washington and Lee University (Lexington, VA)

99%: Wake Forest University (Winston Salem, NC)

99%: University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)

99%: University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, IN)

99%: Mount Marty College (Yankton, SD)

99%: Lafayette College (Easton, PA)

98%: Wabash College (Crawfordsville, IN)

98%: Kenyon College (Gambier, OH)

98%: Huston–Tillotson University (Austin, TX)

98%: Franklin & Marshall College (Lancaster, PA)

98%: Colorado College (Colorado Springs, CO)

97%: Whitman College (Walla Walla, WA)

97%: University of Rochester (Rochester, NY)

97%: Union College (Schenectady, NY)

97%: Sewanee: The University of the South (Sewanee, TN)

97%: Rockhurst University (Kansas City, MO)

97%: Loyola University Maryland (Baltimore, MD)

97%: Hampshire College (Amherst, MA)

97%: Claflin University (Orangeburg, SC)

96%: Wheaton College (Norton, MA)

96%: Lehigh University (Bethlehem, PA)

96%: Earlham College (Richmond, IN)

96%: Dickinson College (Carlisle, PA)

96%: Denison University (Granville, OH)

96%: College of the Atlantic (Bar Harbor, ME)

95%: Purdue University — West Lafayette (West Lafayette, IN)

95%: La Roche College (Pittsburgh, PA)

95%: CUNY — Queens College (Flushing, NY)

95%: Clark University (Worcester, MA)

95%: Bucknell University (Lewisburg, PA)

94%: University of Virginia — Wise (Wise, VA)

94%: Muhlenberg College (Allentown, PA)

94%: McPherson College (McPherson, KS)

94%: Indiana University East (Richmond, IN)

94%: Illinois Wesleyan University (Bloomington, IL)

94%: Bethel College (North Newton, KS)

94%: Babson College (Babson Park, MA)

93%: Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology (Flushing, NY)

93%: University of Massachusetts Boston (Boston, MA)

93%: The Cooper Union (New York, NY)

93%: Skidmore College (Saratoga Springs, NY)

93%: Indiana University Southeast (New Albany, IN)

93%: Dean College (Franklin, MA)

93%: Bentley University (Waltham, MA)

93%: Beloit College (Beloit, WI)

92%: Washington State University (Pullman, WA)

92%: The College of Wooster (Wooster, OH)

92%: Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY)

92%: Southwestern Oklahoma State University (Weatherford, OK)

92%: Rhodes College (Memphis, TN)

92%: Massachusetts, University of, Lowell (Lowell, MA)

92%: Indiana University South Bend (South Bend, IN)

92%: Indiana University Kokomo (Kokomo, IN)

92%: Berea College (Berea, KY)

92%: Anna Maria College (Paxton, MA)

91%: Virginia Military Institute (Lexington, VA)

91%: Stonehill College (Easton, MA)

91%: Principia College (Elsah, IL)

91%: Oral Roberts University (Tulsa, OK)

91%: Nova Southeastern University (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)

90%: Walla Walla University (College Place, WA)

90%: University of Michigan — Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)

90%: The George Washington University (Washington, DC)

90%: SUNY — College of Environmental Science (Syracuse, NY)

90%: New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (Socorro, NM)

90%: Millikin University (Decatur, IL)

90%: Lindenwood University (St. Charles, MO)

90%: Curtis Institute of Music (Philadelphia, PA)

90%: Ashland University (Ashland, OH)

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