64 colleges report meeting 100% of financial needs for students

02/12/2013 | U.S. News & World Report

Just 5% of colleges say they have found ways to completely meet their students' financial needs, according to a survey of 1,164 institutions conducted by U.S. News & World Report. Meeting financial needs refers to providing forms of aid to fill the gap between the cost of tuition and a student's expected family contribution, something that just 64 colleges reported doing by an average of 100%. Among those, according to the survey, were Amherst College in Massachusetts, Georgetown University in the District of Columbia and Stanford University in California.

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