Colleges & Universities Where Students Receive the Most Need-Based Scholarships & Grants
LendEDU recognizes the colleges and universities where students can expect to receive the most financial aid in the form of need-based scholarships and grants.
Attending college is very expensive for most students and their families. They now have to decide what schools are worth it and if their dream school is out of reach from a financial standpoint.
According to the most recent data compiled by LendEDU, the average price to attend a private four-year college is $50,900 per year, while a public four-year in-state institution is $25,290.
Many students look for ways to pay for college, whether it be scholarships, grants, student loans, working while in school, or something else. Out of all of the options, scholarships and grants are considered the best as they do not need to be repaid.
The schools that you will see below have been recognized by LendEDU as institutions where students can expect to receive the most need-based scholarships and grants.
The rankings are compiled through data licensed from Peterson’s. According to the dataset, need-based scholarships and grants could have come from a variety of sources, including:
The data that comprises this report was licensed by LendEDU from Peterson’s Financial Aid dataset. Data from Peterson’s is voluntarily submitted by U.S. colleges and universities themselves. This particular dataset reflects gifted financial aid in the form of need-based scholarships and grants from institutions, states, the federal government, and external sources.
The numbers reported in this study come straight from Peterson’s dataset. For the “Key Statistics” section, LendEDU completed our own analysis of the numbers found in the table above.
The average amount of need-based aid received per student at a given school was calculated by totaling the amounts of need-based aid available at that school and dividing that sum by the total number of applicants at a given institution.