20 US colleges where financial aid could be better, according to students
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- With the cost of college at an all-time high, it's important to take into consideration what's being offered in a financial aid package.
- The Princeton Review ranked the top 20 colleges that offer the least amount of financial aid based on student responses.
- More than half of the schools are located in the northeast.
The cost of an undergraduate degree is at an all-time high.More than 44 milion Americans are saddled with student loan debt, contributing to a national total of $1.5 trillion, according to Student Loan Hero. And the average student debt per graduate who took out loans is higher than ever, at $17,126, Business Insider reported in November.Advertisement
With those facts in mind, there's a lot to consider when it comes to selecting a college's financial aid package - some just aren't as robust as others.
The Princeton Review ranked the top 20 colleges that don't offer the greatest financial aid packages, according to students. It determined this ranking based on students' answers to the question: "If you receive financial aid, how satisfied are you with your financial aid package?"Thirteen of the schools are located in the northeast - nine of which make the top ten.
Below, see which schools offer the least financial aid, from the University of Massachusetts to New York University.
20. University of Massachusetts-Amherst
19. University of ArizonaAdvertisement
18. University of New Hampshire
17. Oregon State UniversityAdvertisement
16. Ohio University — Athens
15. Penn State University ParkAdvertisement
14. Michigan State University
13. Elon UniversityAdvertisement
12. University of Texas at Austin
11. American UniversityAdvertisement
10. Suffolk University
9. University of VermontAdvertisement
8. George Mason University
7. University of PittsburghAdvertisement
6. Emerson College
5. University of California-DavisAdvertisement
4. Duquesne University
3. State University of New York — Purchase CollegeAdvertisement
2. The College of New Jersey
1. New York UniversityAdvertisement
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