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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 percentage of students receiving grants and the average grant awarded. The following table indicates the percentage of incoming undergraduate students (2018-19) receiving an institutional grant as well as the average grant award (per year) received. Data was collected from each institution’s 2018-19 Common Data Set.

Table Updated August 2019

InstitutionFull-Time Enrollment# Applying for Aid# Determined Needy# Awarded Aid# w/ Aid covering 100% of NeedAverage Need-Based Grant
Agnes Scott College961812736736150$31,236
Albion College1,5141,2841,2061,206222$38,416
Alfred University1,6001,4571,3301,329262$21,934
Allegheny College1,7201,4691,3501,350367$36,272
American University7,2534,5173,6553,598422$27,651
Amherst College1,9321,2301,0841,0841,084$54,715
Appalachian State University16,00711,5608,5788,0381,177$7,930
Arizona State University38,63426,22221,06821,0684,225$11,242
Auburn University21,76214,1997,8047,8041,024$8,295
Austin College1,2881,012889889249$32,056
Babson College2,3421,077946946616$39,436
Bard College1,7731,3281,2721,272279$44,444
Barnard College2,6301,0061,006974974$47,970
Bates College1,832784776776776$44,590
Baylor University13,9598,9947,6067,5861,065$25,716
Belmont University6,3494,3883,3563,356315$16,511
Beloit College1,208803732732214$35,970
Bennington College72444641841848$36,862
Bentley University4,1712,3961,7641,764689$31,187
Birmingham Southern College1,261872694694154$6,401
Boston College9,3584,1893,7053,7053,705$37,716
Boston University16,9068,6237,0646,9511,694$38,201
Bowdoin College1,824971885885885$47,522
Bradley University4,5123,7843,2393,206499$18,905
Brandeis University3,6121,9411,7071,7011,050$40,634
Brigham Young University28,15617,08314,23913,509407$5,613
Brown University6,6813,2832,7462,7462,746$50,240
Bryant University3,4183,1062,0872,080631$10,287
Bryn Mawr College1,347801713713713$44,589
Bucknell University3,5771,5541,3431,343$31,600
Butler University4,7014,5252,7432,743320$21,842
California Institute of Technology948567503503503$47,534
California Poly, San Luis Obispo20,48812,6728,5358,116676$3,599
Calvin College3,5152,8092,0952,093368$18,198
Canisius College2,1641,7641,5501,543362$17,184
Carleton College2,0461,7621,1341,1341,134$42,350
Carnegie Mellon University6,6673,1402,6432,6261,818$41,432
Case Western Reserve University5,0742,9632,4302,4301,714$31,693
Catholic University3,1952,0751,7571,757725$28,429
Centre College1,4261,037814814260$35,122
Chapman University6,4954,2083,7113,706491$18,322
Christopher Newport University4,7893,1272,1562,078436$9,449
Claremont McKenna College1,316574532530529$48,754
Clark University2,2331,7651,3371,323611$26,462
Clemson University19,57012,5709,0478,7461,259$9,629
Colby College2,0001,011928928928$48,637
Colgate University2,9311,1541,0161,0141,014$50,922
College of Charleston9,0465,9744,5854,372680$2,671
College of the Atlantic314284263263102$36,091
College of the Holy Cross3,1022,0221,6421,6421,642$37,537
College of William and Mary6,1923,2252,3692,324577$17,561
Colorado College2,098820708708708$49,251
Colorado School of Mines4,4583,0182,1342,130463$6,309
Colorado State University23,63315,96211,34710,4972,097$8,484
Columbia University6,2313,3413,1453,1432,943$53,879
Connecticut College1,7941,1611,0321,0321,032$41,921
Cooper Union844515451451344$43,919
Cornell College1,014800704704162$28,494
Cornell University15,1057,7357,1637,1637,163$42,228
Creighton University4,2812,8782,2822,278617$22,429
CUNY, Baruch College11,5418,7677,7496,704266$8,248
CUNY, Brooklyn College10,1989,7709,1567,9506,501$3,400
CUNY, Hunter College12,61210,5509,5099,4415,041$7,789
Dartmouth College4,3122,5032,2152,2152,215$51,118
Davidson College1,8431,085918918916$45,442
Denison University2,2561,5741,1651,165647$47,344
DePaul University12,86910,2559,0728,965762$20,719
DePauw University2,1401,4461,2491,249323$39,150
Dickinson College2,3451,5181,4301,4241,107$41,771
Drake University2,8282,0831,7301,728484$22,489
Drew University1,5161,1731,0581,055159$30,806
Drexel University13,93810,2319,0819,0412,075$29,091
Duke University6,6593,6223,1033,1033,103$53,214
Duquesne University5,8244,5933,9563,947761$25,997
Earlham College1,027936916916582$36,021
East Carolina University19,50814,74111,79811,4751,122$7,907
Eckerd College1,6271,3471,1641,164219$26,850
Elon University6,0252,8412,0201,995347$15,920
Emerson College3,7482,4222,0712,032148$19,004
Emory University6,7833,6663,2233,2233,159$41,583
Evergreen State College3,3212,5912,2772,162106$10,009
Fairfield University3,9882,0241,7321,722431$17,505
Florida Atlantic University16,00011,7379,7229,4891,099$7,714
Florida Institute of Technology3,2612,0061,8001,798575$27,526
Florida International University27,18518,76518,52218,0811,845$6,896
Florida State University29,18720,19014,13813,9002,344$13,227
Fordham University9,0757,3975,3465,3451,482$29,292
Franklin & Marshall College2,2881,4241,2391,2391,239$47,484
Furman University2,6601,5281,2141,213528$30,364
George Mason University20,00113,96411,57411,366218$6,752
George Washington University11,2366,4765,3735,2462,027$32,089
Georgetown College912842792791203$23,643
Georgetown University6,9523,2572,6702,6702,670$45,585
Georgia College5,3784,2252,7612,692554$4,784
Georgia Institute of Technology13,9699,1655,8505,6061,403$12,581
Georgia State University26,40523,27120,03119,518796$5,626
Gettysburg College2,6541,7881,5811,5601,404$37,831
Gonzaga University5,1063,4902,7522,751662$8,490
Goucher College1,4011,1121,0071,006222$34,719
Grinnell College1,6791,2121,1031,1031,103$43,783
Gustavus Adolphus College2,2121,7691,5891,589654$35,807
Hamilton College1,9051,032995995995$43,434
Hampshire College1,175930818818141$37,225
Harvard University6,8123,9733,6613,6613,661$54,001
Harvey Mudd College847485411411411$42,182
Haverford College1,303669603603603$51,198
High Point University4,4182,4171,8611,859190$11,884
Hobart and William Smith Colleges2,0961,5601,3501,343290$35,269
Hofstra University6,4694,9274,2094,189928$21,127
Hollins University668555509509123$33,408
Hood College1,014905824823134$28,296
Hope College3,0312,1021,6981,690497$21,627
Howard University6,0615,6164,6234,62322$4,960
Illinois Institute of Technology2,6301,7251,6351,635222$34,342
Illinois Wesleyan University1,6941,3861,1751,175213$30,077
Indiana University32,11319,19313,22512,6503,623$12,180
Ithaca College5,9854,7144,0984,0931,736$28,856
James Madison University18,37411,3267,8477,1445,234$6,908
Johns Hopkins University5,4323,0432,5542,5542,552$36,687
Juniata College1,3191,096991981191$32,148
Kalamazoo College1,4461,1421,0161,014363$34,817
Kenyon College1,838886784784784$42,001
Kettering University1,8801,4231,2971,297138$18,588
Knox College1,3091,147947947216$31,428
Lafayette College2,6031,403849849849$45,231
Lake Forest College1,4721,2401,0681,068489$35,925
Lawrence University1,4041,009860853369$36,245
Lehigh University4,7922,7162,0852,0821,654$44,210
Lewis & Clark College2,0581,4171,1611,161443$35,666
Louisiana State University21,92013,39310,34410,3441,496$12,364
Loyola Marymount University6,1194,3103,2423,227730$22,088
Loyola University Chicago11,0928,2627,1567,1361,060$35,671
Loyola University Maryland3,8862,5782,0692,0561,830$21,273
Macalester College2,1331,5571,4441,444909$40,870
Marist College5,0053,5862,8702,868557$17,746
Marlboro College14512511811817$33,953
Marquette University8,0695,7644,7364,7321,039$24,379
Massachusetts Institute of Technology4,4892,9472,6522,6502,650$48,562
Messiah College2,6612,1911,9191,919342$19,479
Miami University16,1998,4905,5835,5231,311$11,276
Michigan State University35,59122,53116,86716,8011,956$10,508
Middlebury College2,5371,5011,1781,1781,178$49,003
Milwaukee School of Engineering2,5092,1721,9801,980355$26,431
Mississippi State University16,80312,57510,88010,6032,195$6,477
Mount Holyoke College2,1701,5281,3601,3601,360$35,275
Muhlenberg College2,2481,5731,3801,335266$34,325
New College of Florida808623430423119$9,987
New Jersey Institute of Technology6,3495,0374,4514,300391$7,794
New York University25,17515,95612,58011,6701,471$31,739
North Carolina State University22,14615,50310,90710,6712,299$9,944
Northeastern University18,2998,7055,8365,7712,849$27,457
Northwestern University8,2314,2093,7503,7503,750$49,574
Oberlin College2,7581,6481,4121,4121,412$40,459
Occidental College2,0361,3541,1661,1621,162$40,877
Oglethorpe University1,212955873872136$26,008
Ohio State University42,64628,22119,90919,5833,990$11,252
Ohio University16,96212,0279,7289,728720$6,250
Oregon State University18,82912,5179,7609,650857$7,366
Penn State University39,26739,68324,05018,4595,370$6,599
Pepperdine University3,3333,2921,7331,732343$38,253
Pitzer College1,050517431430423$43,813
Pomona College1,6711,121953953953$53,123
Princeton University5,3213,5063,2643,2643,264$53,572
Providence College4,1452,6451,9571,957437$30,322
Purdue University31,20916,25712,23212,2324,243$12,621
Quinnipiac University7,0515,2424,4684,451736$23,028
Ramapo College of New Jersey4,8493,4502,7092,579101$9,977
Reed College1,448833770751576$39,913
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute6,5854,3313,7873,787607$37,236
Rhodes College1,9851,369987986420$33,275
Rice University4,0072,8611,5701,5651,563$43,174
Rochester Institute of Technology12,44710,0919,0269,0097,300$22,200
Rollins College2,0341,2451,0971,094188$35,036
Rutgers University33,61921,44318,26418,264687$11,517
Saint Louis University6,7254,7153,9893,9891,361$27,300
Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame1,4681,2151,0781,077185$31,359
Saint Michael's College1,6421,2101,0621,062250$27,022
Samford University3,2631,9401,3711,371329$16,387
San Diego State University27,38917,80014,50014,0003,400$9,800
San Francisco State University21,82017,38215,63214,9393,364$9,330
Santa Clara University5,2463,1742,4191,961683$30,817
Sarah Lawrence College1,384961842831111$34,955
Scripps College1,056509398398398$39,239
Seattle University4,5193,2062,6222,616803$26,825
Seton Hall University5,3803,6043,1033,050591$4,651
Sewanee: University of the South1,6751,019786785252$29,514
Siena College3,0362,5212,2742,272608$23,536
Skidmore College2,5801,2681,0861,0861,025$46,550
Smith College2,4901,7491,5131,5131,513$52,924
Southern Methodist University6,2732,4431,9641,936761$21,799
Southwestern University1,4141,059903903244$31,848
Spelman College2,0861,8841,7231,723839$14,406
St. Lawrence University2,4041,8031,4921,492381$40,019
St. Mary's College of Maryland1,5081,12581280524$10,196
Stanford University6,9153,7623,4343,4343,097$50,542
Stevens Institute of Technology3,1132,9482,0271,978355$12,741
Stonehill College2,5131,9331,5931,593803$25,424
SUNY, Binghamton University13,6279,8507,0537,0451,313$9,655
SUNY, College of Environmental Science and Forestry1,7961,4671,0691,069512$6,648
SUNY, Geneseo5,2864,1262,8442,839352$6,419
SUNY, New Paltz6,1884,9833,8813,847334$5,212
SUNY, Oswego6,7656,7084,7164,645539$7,895
SUNY, Purchase College3,6653,0052,4232,42346$9,963
SUNY, Stony Brook University16,09510,9359,2019,0261,621$9,188
SUNY, University at Albany12,87110,5428,7378,439605$8,608
SUNY, University at Buffalo19,31613,80910,69010,1195,033$7,427
Susquehanna University2,2062,0001,8511,851339$33,195
Swarthmore College1,632998906906906$51,079
Syracuse University14,6758,8606,6986,6983,025$31,062
Temple University26,50420,72117,96217,935554$9,352
Texas A&M University46,59229,86922,32821,2464,441$10,733
Texas Christian University9,1494,6603,6123,541863$29,991
Texas Tech University27,31817,00813,71513,7151,217$8,112
The College of New Jersey6,6754,8103,5353,359335$11,601
The College of Wooster1,9931,4991,3101,310684$34,620
Towson University17,30412,98810,0169,482888$9,412
Trinity College2,0571,1641,1161,1161,116$47,743
Trinity University2,4311,4821,1341,131488$32,162
Truman State University5,0933,6852,7122,704935$7,846
Tufts University5,5672,3932,0652,0281,993$25,887
Tulane University7,3463,2662,3082,3071,246$36,085
Union College2,1781,2031,0911,0871,087$39,596
University of Alabama29,82216,76213,13612,7862,715$13,718
University of Arizona29,60718,87815,33914,8941,858$11,027
University of California, Berkeley29,56417,13013,80213,4924,209$21,662
University of California, Davis29,94720,58717,57317,3233,871$19,236
University of California, Irvine29,23720,42517,97017,9563,128$19,488
University of California, Los Angeles30,67817,72216,06016,0593,855$20,775
University of California, Riverside20,20017,36515,80215,46515,075$18,195
University of California, San Diego29,49019,31516,65016,2484,209$19,496
University of California, Santa Barbara22,60115,04912,83612,5892,185$20,707
University of California, Santa Cruz16,98211,93210,1299,7112,414$21,020
University of Central Florida39,68731,77424,72823,8102,804$6,831
University of Chicago6,2423,2892,6612,6612,661$46,460
University of Cincinnati22,54515,46512,18711,5181,201$6,591
University of Colorado Boulder27,93214,57710,1429,8114,006$11,228
University of Connecticut, Storrs18,39712,7049,8219,3241,160$13,049
University of Dallas1,4211,006909908177$27,843
University of Dayton8,3286,3814,7924,6934,496$29,447
University of Delaware17,40912,0148,7638,576802$9,974
University of Denver5,5313,0912,3252,314719$35,052
University of Florida30,88722,53616,54816,1883,960$8,476
University of Georgia27,94719,86511,94811,7063,051$9,776
University of Hawaii at Manoa10,9649,0386,1976,0881,809$10,428
University of Houston27,70319,88016,52316,4672,009$8,551
University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign32,21019,49115,12914,3781,575$15,779
University of Iowa21,10014,29010,21310,212217$6,739
University of Kansas17,03711,1608,1347,9313,148$7,918
University of Kentucky20,61113,76411,02510,7621,741$5,900
University of Louisville11,8739,0797,4657,2571,256$10,272
University of Maine8,1266,8295,4865,434951$8,866
University of Mary Washington3,8952,6401,8231,784187$3,368
University of Maryland27,53816,38311,56011,5381,631$10,147
University of Maryland, Baltimore County9,5146,4535,2264,957634$9,911
University of Massachusetts Amherst21,48116,88912,29412,2171,479$11,176
University of Miami10,4125,1834,2514,1593,780$33,923
University of Michigan28,51915,16711,22910,8728,481$20,108
University of Minnesota29,22719,79213,94513,9243,004$10,672
University of Minnesota, Morris1,4391,154940934226$10,773
University of Mississippi17,01211,0588,4988,2011,131$9,883
University of Missouri, Columbia20,66713,87910,0629,8081,668$11,493
University of Missouri, Kansas City6,5105,0934,1494,061411$7,805
University of Montana6,7155,0134,0223,989382$4,771
University of Nebraska-Lincoln19,53411,7169,1408,9311,407$7,943
University of New Hampshire12,4519,8958,4228,3531,329$6,139
University of North Carolina at Asheville3,2012,5741,8731,854455$7,372
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill18,27511,3908,4778,4776,419$18,410
University of North Carolina at Charlotte16,13514,72611,99111,7881,424$6,794
University of North Carolina at Greensboro14,13112,18112,02611,3441,512$6,310
University of North Carolina at Wilmington12,2338,8247,0866,776656$6,834
University of North Texas25,44418,70815,59914,7361,273$8,425
University of Notre Dame8,5585,0124,1344,1344,117$40,175
University of Oklahoma18,84111,6018,9278,7497,401$6,261
University of Oregon17,78610,5297,9837,623419$9,102
University of Pennsylvania9,7864,8824,5174,5174,517$48,787
University of Pittsburgh18,35212,4569,5529,2191,163$9,903
University of Portland3,7022,6812,1842,181109$25,731
University of Puget Sound2,3481,5251,2641,264262$30,159
University of Redlands2,7092,3422,0242,019972$27,847
University of Rhode Island13,08512,85611,14610,2154,900$10,292
University of Richmond3,2381,6211,2841,2841,050$43,705
University of San Diego5,5393,2912,8642,827356$28,712
University of San Francisco6,4174,2703,8393,816291$30,051
University of Scranton3,6152,9372,5642,560419$16,323
University of South Carolina25,24316,67812,54312,2243,135$5,839
University of South Florida24,39018,33715,29414,6281,755$9,223
University of Southern California18,4659,1016,9446,9372,870$38,603
University of St. Thomas (MN)5,9453,9913,2273,224674$22,068
University of Tennessee21,43318,68112,09512,0302,513$10,750
University of Texas at Austin37,51022,54415,08314,8243,322$9,535
University of Texas at Dallas15,2949,6608,0587,8181,165$9,376
University of Tulsa3,2031,7521,5071,502531$7,945
University of Utah18,13010,8348,3748,0371,135$7,361
University of Vermont10,1967,0535,6545,600892$17,169
University of Virginia15,8969,5325,5715,5715,571$23,439
University of Washington29,42816,79112,49311,7672,575$15,804
University of Wisconsin28,94215,89110,63510,1113,584$12,751
Ursinus College1,4891,2561,1211,121284$34,433
Vanderbilt University6,7893,8743,3713,3713,371$49,076
Vassar College2,5601,7321,5261,5261,526$49,190
Villanova University6,5603,8913,1423,110235$35,229
Virginia Tech26,60316,29810,92210,4371,757$7,097
Wabash College883805681681543$32,979
Wake Forest University5,1711,9271,5391,5391,530$47,407
Washington & Jefferson College1,3501,1491,0661,065172$34,328
Washington and Lee University1,822887835835835$46,849
Washington State University22,05616,76113,11512,6571,422$11,013
Washington University7,0643,2922,9712,9432,943$47,335
Wellesley College2,3811,5011,3351,3351,335$50,752
Wentworth Institute of Technology3,9313,7602,7152,714232$14,308
Wesleyan University2,9181,2991,2321,2321,232$50,051
West Chester University of Pennsylvania13,01210,2467,6637,663671$5,855
Westmont College1,243982854854218$27,357
Wheaton College (IL)2,3251,6841,3621,347218$21,693
Wheaton College (MA)1,7471,3371,2251,225505$38,800
Whitman College1,414758638638195$38,369
Whittier College1,6961,4061,2981,297201$36,009
Williams College2,0201,1651,0431,0431,043$55,621
Wittenberg University1,6851,5301,3551,351357$27,774
Wofford College1,5721,203990988386$32,355
Worcester Polytechnic Institute4,2443,0852,5822,5531,170$23,502
Xavier University4,3663,0632,4972,497167$21,023
Yale University5,9363,4403,1273,1273,127$56,602
Yeshiva University2,6331,8571,4171,410406$28,984
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