Best universities for financial aid.
By The Exchange Team
College cost is the top deciding factor. Families are worried about the escalating cost of tuition and whether a four-year degree is worth it.
1. Vanderbilt University
: Vanderbilt pledges to cover 100% of demonstrable need with grants and work study.
2. Williams College
: Williams is excluding loans, campus, and summer employment from financial assistance this autumn.
3. Washington University in St. Louis
: Wash U. is one of The priciest schools. But This Missouri institution also meets every financial need.
4. California Institute of Technology
: The majority of undergraduate financial help at Caltech comes in the form of need-based grants, which are neither earned nor repaid.
5. Bowdoin College
: This modest Maine liberal arts college replaced loans with grants over a decade ago. Nearly half of college students receive grants.
6. Rice University
: Students with family incomes below $75,000 are now eligible for grants that cover full tuition, fees, and room and board.