Colleges that provide full financial aid

Colleges that provide full financial aid

Types of Aid in the US colleges:

Need-blind admission is a term used in the United States denoting a college admission policy in which the admitting institution does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission.

Most colleges and universities cannot afford to offer financial aid to all admitted students and many will admit all students on a need-blind basis but cannot offer them sufficient aid to meet need. Many schools who admit all U.S. citizens or resident aliens without regard to need do not extend this policy to international students or to transfer students. Therefore, schools, especially private ones, which are need-blind and full-need for all applicants, including internationals, tend to be much more selective as they have relatively more applicants than other similar schools.
U.S. institutions that are need-blind and meet full demonstrated need for both U.S. and international students

There are currently only seven U.S. higher learning institutions that are need-blind and meet full demonstrated need for all applicants, including international students. These are:

Amherst College
Harvard University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Princeton University
Yale University
Soka University of America
Minerva Schools at KGI

U.S. institutions that are need-blind for U.S. applicants and meet full demonstrated need

A number of U.S. institutions of higher learning offer both need-blind admissions and meet full demonstrated need for students. However, these institutions are need-aware when it comes to international student admissions. The following schools fall under this category:

Barnard College (need-aware for transfer students)
Boston College
Bowdoin College (need-aware for transfer students)
Brown University (need-aware for international and transfer students)
California Institute of Technology
Claremont McKenna College
College of the Holy Cross
Columbia College, Columbia University (also meets full need for “eligible noncitizens”)
Cornell University
Dartmouth College
Davidson College
Duke University
Georgetown University (need-blind for all applicants)
Grinnell College
Hamilton College
Haverford College
Harvey Mudd College
Johns Hopkins University
Middlebury College
Northwestern University
Olin College
Pomona College
Rice University
Soka University of America
St. John’s College (Annapolis/Santa Fe)
Stanford University
Swarthmore College
University of Chicago
University of Michigan (in-state students only)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of Notre Dame
University of Pennsylvania (also applies for Canadian and Mexican students)
University of Richmond
University of Rochester (also applies for Canadian and Mexican students)
University of Southern California
University of Virginia
Vanderbilt University
Vassar College
Wellesley College
Williams College

Non-U.S. institutions that are need-blind and full-need for all applicants

National University of Singapore, Singapore
New York University Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Yale-NUS College, Singapore

Source: Wikipedia, Colleges' financial aid pages

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