The Biggest hurdle high school seniors and those intending to pursue College education is finding scholarships, simply because of the volume and competition amongst students.
That said, financial aid comes in many forms, and there're a number of Colleges out there that are well known for their financial aid programs.
This article sheds light on those schools willing and able to come to your aid.
"You know that most schools offer financial aid assistance to students who need it, but have you ever wondered if some colleges offer more than others? Some do. These schools prove that it is possible to make educational funding readily available to their students. Here are the country’s top ten colleges for students looking for financial aid, according to The Princeton Review.
• Columbia UniversityNew York, New York The majority, 61 percent, of students receive financial aid at Columbia University and an additional 53 percent receive grant aid.
• Stanford University Stanford, Connecticut At Stanford, 72 percent of students receive some sort of financial aid, with 60 percent of the student receiving grant aid.
• New College of Florida Sarasota, Florida 100 percent of students at the New College of Florida receive grant and other financial aid assistance!
• Claremont McKenna CollegeClaremont, California 64 percent of student receive aid at Claremont McKenna College, with 57 percent receiving grant aid assistance. • Yale University New Haven, Connecticut 66 percent of Yale’s students receive financial aid; 61 percent receive grant aid.
• Rice University Houston, Texas At Rice University, 72 percent of students receive financial aid and 57 percent receive grant aid.
• Pomona College Claremont, California 66 percent of students attending this Claremont, CA school receive financial aid and 54 percent receive grant aid. • University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia 59 percent of students receive financial aid at this public Ivy League institution, with 33 percent receiving grant aid.
• Princeton University Princeton, New Jersey Princeton is known for being a research university but, perhaps it should be known for its financial aid assistance, too. 60 percent of students receive financial aid and 59 percent receive grant aid assistance.
• Swarthmore College Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 61 percent of students at this private, liberal arts university receive financial aid assistance; 54 percent receive grant funding. Does the availability of financial aid impact your college decision?"
Other Sources for Financial Aid
Qualifying for College financial aid is a numbers game, and also being able to write a compelling application stating your case.
Sure, at times it's about your GPA or athletic talent you may have, at times it is not. Thing is, you'll never know until you take the leap and make that application.
You've come this far, so the rest of the journey towards your college education should be easier!