The New York Times has published a nice graphic which summarizes the basic financial aid information at most of the most selective colleges in the country. Included in the graphic is the cost of each college, the percent of students that have their full financial need met, the average amount of need met, and the average debt of those students graduating in 2007.
The chart is further broken down by those colleges that are need blind and those that are need aware. Need blind colleges are those that admit students without regard to their need for financial aid. Need aware colleges generally admit students without regard to their need for financial aid but for some students on the border of being admitted, the college may consider whether the family needs financial aid. The grahic from the New York Times lists for each of the need aware colleges what percent of students were assessed need blind for fall 2008.
Although the information on each college in the graphis is available in other locations, this is a great way to compare colleges to see which colleges have the best financial aid.
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