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Need-Based Financial Aid (Grants by Institution)

Lower-income families are often assisted by federal grants to cover the cost of college tuition. Those in the middle-class on up typically have to rely on institutional awards—that is, need-based grants from the schools themselves. Some colleges are better able and/or more willing to meet a student’s demonstrated financial need than others. Two simple metrics can be helpful in determining how generous an institution is: the average percentage of need met and the average amount for the need-based grant. The following table indicates the average percentage of need met along with the average grant award (per year) received.

Data was collected from each institution’s 2019-20 Common Data Set.

Table updated on August 24, 2020

InstitutionCost of Attendance (In-State)Cost of Attendance (Out-of-State)Avg % Need MetAvg Need-Based Grant
Adelphi University$61,325$61,23549%$24,221
Agnes Scott College$61,530$61,53086%$32,382
Albion College$66,900$66,90094%$44,083
Alfred University$53,730$42,03885%$26,266
Allegheny College$68,290$68,29092%$36,765
American University$70,371$70,37187%$29,188
Amherst College$78,180$78,180100%$58,697
Appalachian State University$19,908$34,71593%$8,414
Arizona State University$28,903$46,99371%$13,988
Auburn University$29,522$49,15451%$11,161
Augustana College (IL)$60,582$60,58285%$28,325
Austin College$59,847$59,84788%$35,872
Babson College$76,220$76,220100%$40,042
Ball State University$25,504$42,28475%$7,239
Bard College$77,866$77,86682%$50,446
Barnard College$79,904$79,904100%$50,835
Baruch College (CUNY)$27,554$39,22451%$9,922
Bates College$75,518$75,518100%$47,569
Baylor University$68,084$68,08468%$26,522
Belmont University$52,530$52,53076%$25,585
Beloit College$67,266$67,26696%$39,493
Bennington College$79,769$79,76986%$44,614
Bentley University$75,965$27,54589%$34,669
Berea College$56,286$56,28694%$45,271
Binghamton University$30,499$48,08970%$9,918
Birmingham Southern College$36,290$36,29068%$4,702
Boise State University$23,744$40,66460%$6,510
Boston College$79,902$79,902100%$43,953
Boston University$76,282$76,28293%$47,141
Bowdoin College$75,780$75,780100%$51,131
Bowling Green State University$26,481$34,47079%$7,703
Bradley University$49,980$49,98073%$21,536
Brandeis University$77,735$77,73597%$44,006
Brigham Young University$17,904$23,87432%$5,545
Brooklyn College (CUNY)Not ReportedNot Reported74%$9,843
Brown University$81,376$81,376100%$52,881
Bryant University$67,697$67,69747%$9,941
Bryn Mawr College$78,560$78,560100%$43,829
Bucknell University$77,002$77,00292%$33,700
Butler University$62,010$62,01064%$22,413
Cal Poly, Pomona$29,038$40,91851%$9,500
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo$29,328$47,41956%$2,451
California Institute of Technology$78,857$78,857100%$49,618
California State University - Fresno$22,324$34,20475%$11,339
California State University - Fullerton$22,340$31,84463%$9,710
California State Univesrsity - Long Beach$24,196$34,49280%$8,417
Calvin College$51,430$51,43080%$22,316
Canisius College$44,284$44,28484%$20,787
Carleton College$93,288$93,288100%$47,243
Carnegie Mellon University$80,104$80,10499%$43,599
Case Western Reserve University$73,556$73,556100%$37,456
Catholic University$69,466$69,46682%$32,780
Centre College$58,370$58,37090%$36,467
Chapman University$78,182$78,18276%$20,910
Christopher Newport University$31,218$43,68467%$7,361
City College (CUNY)$31,217$35,95755%$9,890
Claremont McKenna College$77,005$77,005100%$56,137
Clark University$62,432$62,43292%$28,463
Clarkson University$73,186$73,18690%$38,195
Clemson University$31,200$54,19252%$10,838
Colby College$78,805$78,805100%$55,650
Colgate University$79,330$79,330100%$55,553
College of Charleston$29,427$49,75750%$3,044
College of New Jersey, The$35,401$47,37938%$12,781
College of St. Benedict$64,020$64,02089%$34,813
College of William & Mary$40,948$63,86984%$18,657
College of the Atlantic$57,119$57,11996%$39,441
College of the Holy Cross$76,310$76,310100%$42,069
Colorado College$78,726$78,726100%$53,720
Colorado School of Mines$38,003$58,70361%$6,126
Colorado State University$28,761$47,48266%$9,289
Columbia University$81,444$81,444100%$56,829
Connecticut College$79,545$79,545100%$44,953
Cooper Union$65,260$65,26099%$44,734
Cornell College$60,494$60,49484%$32,207
Cornell University$79,382$79,382100%$44,767
Creighton University$59,048$59,04884%$22,856
Dartmouth College$80,715$80,715100%$57,562
Davidson College$74,515$74,515100%$47,531
DePaul University$60,272$60,27270%$24,581
DePauw University$70,628$70,62888%$40,708
Denison University$74,630$74,630100%$32,405
Dickinson College$75,715$75,71599%$41,571
Drake University$59,848$59,84877%$25,850
Drew University$62,340$62,34083%$32,964
Drexel University$77,177$77,17780%$33,379
Duke University$80,934$80,934100%$53,400
Duquesne University$60,134$60,13475%$25,353
Earlham College$63,718$63,71892%$34,196
East Carolina University$21,982$38,25956%$7,873
Eckerd College$63,702$63,70284%$27,507
Elon University$53,386$53,38658%$15,187
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University$55,004$55,004Not Reported$20,803
Emerson College$74,296$74,29655%$23,198
Emory University$76,024$76,024100%$48,738
Evergreen State College$24,701$44,02156%$10,756
Fairfield University$69,360$69,36089%$32,441
Florida Atlantic University$22,591$38,14764%$9,816
Florida Institute of Technology$60,856$60,85685%$28,406
Florida International University$22,282$34,68055%$8,236
Florida State University$21,835$37,00195%$13,401
Fordham University$79,124$79,12479%$31,873
Franklin & Marshall College$77,680$77,680100%$51,407
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering$78,246$78,24699%$52,376
Furman University$69,494$69,49479%$35,154
George Mason University$28,777$52,23761%$7,507
George Washington University$77,981$77,98189%$37,439
Georgetown College$55,950$55,95089%$27,958
Georgetown University$79,976$79,976100%$45,509
Georgia College$26,958$46,13863%$4,673
Georgia Institute of Technology$31,542$52,65465%$14,533
Georgia Southern University$22,056$35,87463%$8,527
Georgia State University$27,714$46,75259%$5,535
Gettysburg College$76,690$76,69090%$43,235
Gonzaga University$64,297$64,29778%$8,432
Goucher College$66,830$66,83085%$38,848
Grinnell College$74,674$74,674100%$46,609
Gustavus Adolphus College$63,020$63,02096%$37,771
Hamilton College$75,120$75,120100%$50,238
Hampshire College$70,268$70,26884%$39,576
Harvard University$76,321$76,321100%$58,643
Harvey Mudd College$81,369$81,369100%$48,474
Haverford College$80,390$80,390100%$21,262
Hendrix College$64,390$64,39093%$41,133
High Point University$58,248$58,24862%$16,662
Hobart and William Smith Colleges$78,270$78,27084%$40,317
Hofstra University$68,168$68,16871%$23,883
Hollins University$58,440$58,44086%$32,963
Hood College$59,810$59,81080%$33,041
Hope College$50,170$50,17082%$24,683
Howard University$45,950$45,950100%$8,688
Hunter College (CUNY)$26,319$37,98979%$8,892
Illinois Institute of Technology$70,298$70,29885%$38,466
Illinois Wesleyan University$67,206$67,20683%$33,042
Indiana University - Purdue U. Indianapolis$23,145$44,15471%$11,262
Indiana University Bloomington$26,117$51,68271%$12,490
Iowa State University$22,740$37,92882%$9,264
Ithaca College$65,274$65,27492%$29,394
James Madison University$26,992$43,89235%$8,341
Johns Hopkins University$78,790$78,790100%$45,836
Juniata College$66,455$66,45592%$25,434
Kalamazoo College$67,115$67,11594%$37,879
Kansas State University$24,432$40,30881%$4,535
Kennesaw State University$24,198$38,26642%$7,725
Kent State University$28,102$36,97863%$8,364
Kenyon College$79,060$79,060100%$45,078
Kettering University$57,110$57,11069%$24,281
Knox College$64,274$64,27495%$39,286
Lafayette College$78,906$78,906100%$47,148
Lake Forest College$65,006$65,00688%$40,935
Lawrence University$66,065$66,06594%$38,805
Lehigh University$74,230$74,23098%$48,666
Lewis & Clark College$70,068$70,06888%$36,807
Louisiana State University$28,506$45,18365%$14,106
Louisiana Tech University$23,771$32,68474%$10,570
Loyola Marymount University$72,772$72,77268%$23,161
Loyola University Chicago$66,348$66,34885%$23,764
Loyola University Maryland$71,565$71,56585%$17,382
Loyola University New Orleans$60,392$60,39280%$33,447
Macalester College$73,305$73,305100%$43,693
Manhattan College$67,770$67,77037%$13,585
Marist College$66,265$66,26575%$24,087
Marquette University$63,368$63,36880%$29,527
Massachusetts Institute of Technology$74,820$74,820100%$49,010
Messiah College$52,550$52,55076%$22,047
Miami University$34,504$54,53059%$13,182
Michigan State University$29,346$54,65253%$12,069
Middlebury College$79,176$79,176100%$49,740
Milwaukee School of Engineering$57,930$57,93082%$28,071
Mississippi State University$23,561$38,52156%$7,189
Missouri Univ. of Science and Technology$25,518$44,90188%$11,453
Montana State University$22,452$40,68874%$5,978
Morehouse College$49,023$49,023Not Reported$20,361
Mount Holyoke College$75,868$75,868100%$40,492
Muhlenberg College$73,855$73,85587%$38,254
New College of Florida$20,875$43,90390%$10,596
New Jersey Institute of Technology$37,704$37,70458%$13,945
New Mexico State University$21,818$38,92679%$12,471
New York University$78,074$78,07471%$37,080
North Carolina State University$25,014$45,13376%$10,812
Northeastern University$74,666$74,666100%$35,299
Northwestern University$81,209$81,209100%$54,303
Oberlin College$78,782$78,782100%$42,718
Occidental College$77,080$77,080100%$45,568
Oglethorpe University$59,890$59,89081%$31,649
Ohio State University$28,104$49,08174%$13,174
Ohio University$28,976$38,77058%$7,410
Ohio Wesleyan University$64,296$64,29680%$34,049
Oklahoma State University$22,475$37,99577%$9,077
Old Dominion University$28,726$48,88641%$8,522
Oregon State University$29,624$49,22966%$9,107
Penn State University - University Park$35,404$52,46864%$6,517
Pepperdine University$78,642$78,64277%$37,678
Pitzer College$78,516$78,516100%$49,150
Pomona College$78,728$78,728100%$55,485
Princeton University$74,230$74,230100%$57,700
Providence College$74,358$74,35887%$33,815
Purdue University - West Lafayette$24,412$45,21477%$12,115
Quinnipiac University$71,230$71,23067%$23,265
Ramapo College of New Jersey$32,341$41,89253%$11,759
Reed College$80,350$80,350100%$40,096
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute$77,446$77,44682%$40,272
Rhodes College$65,184$65,18494%$35,927
Rice University$70,087$70,087100%$46,975
Rochester Institute of Technology$69,528$69,52887%$29,745
Rollins College$72,862$72,86283%$34,874
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology$69,671$69,67168%$33,970
Rutgers University$33,062$49,84447%$13,651
SUNY, College of Environmental Science and Forestry$29,815$39,72570%$7,510
SUNY, Geneseo$27,175$37,08541%$6,837
SUNY, Maritime College$26,494$36,40429%$4,838
SUNY, New Paltz$27,160$37,07058%$5,604
SUNY, Oneonta$27,394$37,44462%$796
SUNY, Oswego$27,237$37,14769%$7,195
SUNY, Polytechnic Institute$27,216$37,12668%$9,709
SUNY, Purchase College$38,181$48,09149%$10,465
Saint John's University (NY)$66,630$66,63072%$8,495
Saint Louis University$64,674$64,67483%$29,200
Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame$63,520$63,52088%$35,310
Saint Michael's College$66,255$66,25575%$28,512
Samford University$22,699$21,84874%$17,510
San Diego State University$30,461$42,34167%$10,300
San Francisco State University$26,905$38,78572%$9,905
San Jose State University$29,388$38,89281%$12,187
Santa Clara University$75,911$75,91177%$33,925
Sarah Lawrence College$77,170$77,17081%$37,854
Scripps College$78,818$78,818100%$39,084
Seattle University$65,600$65,60082%$27,950
Seton Hall University$65,940$65,94074%$5,179
Sewanee - The University of the South$66,110$66,11077%$28,542
Siena College$60,613$60,61380%$26,609
Simmons University$63,500$25,62886%$32,347
Skidmore College$75,702$75,702100%$46,850
Smith College$78,904$78,904100%$51,991
Soka University of America$51,304$51,30493%$27,881
Southern Methodist University$79,680$79,68085%$21,993
Southwestern University$61,610$61,61089%$32,843
Spelman College$50,790$50,79036%$12,539
St. John's College (MD)$52,941$52,94186%$41,129
St. John's College (NM)$52,900$52,90095%$17,462
St. John's University (MN)$63,758$63,75891%$34,295
St. Joseph's University$66,920$66,92082%$27,663
St. Lawrence University$77,880$77,88089%$43,621
St. Mary's College of Maryland$32,749$48,82575%$8,827
St. Olaf College$67,340$67,340100%$39,727
Stanford University$77,944$77,944100%$55,394
Stevens Institute of Technology$76,626$76,62673%$16,113
Stonehill College$65,163$65,16390%$28,288
Stony Brook University$28,583$46,25365%$10,477
Susquehanna University$69,250$69,25086%$37,380
Swarthmore College$75,374$75,374100%$55,233
Syracuse University$77,076$77,07698%$38,431
Temple University$36,290$50,66863%$10,829
Tennessee Technological University$25,414$43,34864%$6,336
Texas A&M University - College Station$26,083$52,57772%$12,388
Texas Christian University$69,830$69,83071%$30,724
Texas Tech University$25,414$43,34868%$8,228
The Citadel$33,974$57,85958%$17,319
The College of Wooster$66,330$66,33094%$37,249
Thomas Aquinas College$38,630$38,630100%$14,359
Towson University$27,684$42,09060%$11,372
Transylvania University$57,150$57,15079%$27,503
Trinity College (CT)$78,580$78,580100%$48,334
Trinity University$62,494$62,49498%$34,754
Truman State University$22,064$29,42486%$8,696
Tufts University$80,722$80,722100%$46,982
Tulane University$77,004$77,00494%$37,284
Union College$78,740$78,740100%$40,535
University at Albany (SUNY)$28,896$46,48657%$9,368
University at Buffalo (SUNY)$29,588$47,25852%$8,861
University of Alabama$25,846$45,31656%$14,016
University of Arizona$29,791$53,81867%$13,720
University of Arkansas$25,044$41,53255%$7,324
University of California, Berkeley$35,525$64,15183%$23,767
University of California, Davis$33,069$61,69582%$21,076
University of California, Irvine$34,482$64,23685%$23,222
University of California, Los Angeles$34,480$65,67481%$20,926
University of California, Merced$34,820$63,812Not Reported$20,046
University of California, Riverside$34,633$64,38785%$20,381
University of California, San Diego$33,345$65,09186%$20,689
University of California, Santa Barbara$34,875$66,06999%$721,443
University of California, Santa Cruz$35,639$66,83382%$20,355
University of Central Florida$20,650$36,74975%$7,339
University of Chicago$82,586$82,586100%$55,458
University of Cincinnati$26,970$42,95443%$6,790
University of Colorado Boulder$31,708$57,52680%$12,225
University of Connecticut$35,272$57,94059%$13,494
University of Dallas$59,710$59,71083%$29,791
University of Dayton$62,380$62,38084%$30,330
University of Delaware$31,718$53,14861%$12,694
University of Denver$72,183$72,18384%$36,795
University of Florida$21,091$43,36899%$8,383
University of Georgia$26,690$45,73079%$11,227
University of Hawaii at Manoa$29,840$51,87272%$11,205
University of Houston$25,212$40,87261%$10,738
University of Illinois at Chicago$30,983$44,19964%$13,948
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign$33,544$50,99472%$17,750
University of Iowa$25,186$47,14951%$9,744
University of Kansas$25,958$42,82681%$9,739
University of Kentucky$30,302$49,11260%$5,978
University of Louisville$25,810$41,83662%$11,724
University of Maine$26,634$46,94474%$11,243
University of Mary Washington$30,213$46,89041%$3,493
University of Maryland, Baltimore County$28,458$44,09286%$11,119
University of Maryland, College Park$28,194$54,30663%$10,398
University of Massachusetts Amherst$34,217$53,53880%$11,467
University of Memphis$24,917$31,76980%$6,031
University of Miami$73,382$73,38299%$37,836
University of Michigan$31,832$67,47490%$21,330
University of Minnesota, Morris$26,240$28,294728%$10,861
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities$30,025$48,32376%$11,360
University of Mississippi$22,934$39,20678%$11,310
University of Missouri, Columbia$28,174$47,82861%$11,175
University of Missouri, Kansas City$25,378$41,26362%$9,634
University of Montana$21,650$40,44269%$5,168
University of Nebraska - Lincoln$25,470$41,91077%$8,781
University of Nevada - Las Vegas$24,098$39,75072%$6,397
University of Nevada - Reno$24,010$39,66358%$8,150
University of New Hampshire$35,410$52,75076%$7,116
University of New Mexico$22,044$43,593Not Reported$5,560
University of North Carolina at Asheville$18,948$36,29676%$8,006
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill$25,192$53,186100%$15,532
University of North Carolina at Charlotte$22,396$35,83059%$7,094
University of North Carolina at Greensboro$20,732$35,89163%$9,080
University of North Carolina at Wilmington$22,434$36,49941%$5,488
University of North Texas$25,447$38,10765%$10,153
University of Notre Dame$77,963$77,963100%$44,087
University of Oklahoma$26,654$42,03584%$6,689
University of Oregon$31,010$56,46255%$10,512
University of Pennsylvania$81,414$81,414100%$53,107
University of Pittsburgh$34,953$48,98159%$11,636
University of Portland$68,040$68,04069%$28,637
University of Puget Sound$71,510$71,51084%$35,896
University of Redlands$72,960$72,96084%$29,047
University of Rhode Island$31,556$48,67668%$10,885
University of Richmond$74,620$74,620100%$46,186
University of Rochester$79,878$79,87898%$48,013
University of San Diego$72,330$72,33080%$33,573
University of San Francisco$73,302$73,30268%$30,296
University of Scranton$67,260$67,26071%$15,786
University of South Carolina$27,989$49,22977%$6,767
University of South Florida$22,576$33,49073%$12,167
University of Southern California$79,418$79,418102%$42,820
University of St. Thomas (MN)$63,516$63,51688%$24,446
University of Tennessee - Chattanooga$23,586$39,70469%$8,911
University of Tennessee - Knoxville$29,573$47,76462%$12,794
University of Texas at Arlington, The$25,766$42,85565%$7,427
University of Texas at Austin, The$26,566$54,06874%$9,958
University of Texas at Dallas, The$29,624$54,35072%$11,957
University of Tulsa$61,547$61,54778%$32,334
University of Utah$24,251$44,88571%$9,754
University of Vermont$36,148$61,03671%$19,338
University of Virginia$35,904$69,881100%$24,625
University of Washington$28,891$55,59278%$16,842
University of Wisconsin - Madison$26,663$53,72383%$17,084
University of Wyoming$20,836$34,57664%$4,945
University of the Pacific$68,529$68,52971%$34,818
Ursinus College$72,970$72,97080%$36,593
Vanderbilt University$76,352$76,352100%$54,417
Vassar College$77,120$77,120100%$51,824
Villanova University$74,204$74,20480%$38,201
Virginia Commonwealth University$30,215$50,96956%$11,740
Virginia Military Institute$33,114$59,95885%$16,598
Virginia Tech$27,635$46,17554%$8,588
Wabash College$60,930$60,93095%$34,992
Wake Forest University$79,824$79,824100%$52,729
Washington & Jefferson College$66,582$66,58286%$38,477
Washington & Lee University$78,545$78,545100%$49,720
Washington State University$27,409$41,98764%$11,370
Washington University in St. Louis$76,548$76,548100%$48,522
Wayne State University$28,991$44,36160%$7,893
Wellesley College$80,250$80,250100%$54,500
Wentworth Institute of Technology$53,890$53,89064%$3,179
Wesleyan University$80,500$80,500100%$52,149
West Chester University of Pennsylvania$24,177$35,75144%$6,864
West Virginia University$24,218$40,56211%$6,190
Western Washington University$24,562$40,91178%$9,646
Westmont College$68,050$68,05085%$32,483
Wheaton College (IL)$54,120$54,12079%$26,088
Wheaton College (MA)$74,914$74,91496%$46,141
Whitman College$74,398$74,39892%$43,501
Whittier College$68,422$68,42279%$38,842
Willamette University$71,132$71,13276%$32,098
Williams College$78,690$78,690100%$54,973
Wittenberg University$56,536$56,53680%$6,834
Wofford College$65,870$65,87084%$35,614
Worcester Polytechnic Institute$73,936$73,93691%$28,153
Xavier University$60,300$60,30066%$24,587
Yale University$81,830$81,830100%$61,067
Yeshiva University$63,705$63,70591%$30,750