Colleges that Meet 100% of Financial Need

This is a list that US News reported of colleges and universities that claim to meet 100% of their students’ financial need. Keep in mind that while these schools may meet 100% of financial need, they may meet it based on their own standards.

For example, need is calculated by subtracting your estimated family contribution (EFC) from tuition; however, some schools calculate this number differently, estimating a higher EFC, and therefore providing you with less financial aid then you assumed they would.

Don’t get us wrong, this list is a good start. But students may find that other schools could end up leaving them with smaller tuition bills. And as always, try not to assume anything.

Amherst College
Barnard College
Bates College
Boston College
Bowdoin College
Brown University
Bryn Mawr College
California Institute of Technology
Carleton College
Claremont McKenna College
Colby College
Colgate University
Columbia University
Connecticut College
Cornell University
Dartmouth College
Davidson College
Duke University
Emory University
Franklin W. Olin College Engineering
Georgetown University
Grinnell College
Hamilton College
Harvard University
Harvey Mudd College
Haverford College
Macalester College
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Middlebury College
Mount Holyoke College
Northwestern University
Oberlin College
Occidental College
Pitzer College
Pomona College
Princeton University
Reed College
Rice University
Scripps College
Smith College
St. Olaf College
Stanford University
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Swarthmore College
Thomas Aquinas College
Trinity College
Tufts University
University of Chicago
University of Dayton
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
University of Northern Colorado
University of Pennsylvania
University of Richmond
University of Virginia
Vassar College
Washington University in St. Louis
Wellesley College
Wesleyan University
Williams College
Yale University