Princeton Review is out with their latest list of what they consider the 100 best value colleges in the country. The list includes 50 best value public colleges and 50 best value private colleges.
There are some very good colleges on both of these lists but remember you can’t rely on a ranking to determine what is the best college for you. This is true whether someone is trying to rank the quality of the school or the quality of their financial aid. You need to do your homework to understand financial aid. Once you understand the basics of financial aid, information like that provided by Princeton Review will make more sense and can help you figure out what might be an affordable school for you.
Finally, a word of caution. There are a number of colleges that provide strong financial aid that are not on the lists from Princeton Review. Don’t ignore a college just because it is not on one of these lists.