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100% Meet Need Colleges

8 Comments 04 September 2014

Meet Need Schools

One of the biggest concerns students and their families have about college is affordability. Rising costs at the nation’s public and private schools keep qualified students from considering the best options.

Fortunately, many colleges are committed to remaining affordable to each admitted student regardless of their financial circumstances. A college or university that promises to make sure every penny of an accepted student’s demonstrated financial need is covered through grants, work-study, scholarships, and in some cases, federal student loans, is considered a 100% meet need school.

We’ve compiled a list of the colleges around the country who identify themselves as 100% meet need, and have indicated the specifics of their programs below. Note that a major difference between meet need programs is whether or not the college includes federal student loans in a student’s financial aid report. The colleges that include student loans keep the amount a student is expected to borrow reasonably low. In these instances, check with the college’s office of financial aid for additional information.

If you are interested in learning more about any of these colleges or universities click on their name to view their College Greenlight profile.

Note: 100% meet need schools pledge to meet a student’s full demonstrated need. Most students will still have an expected family contribution they are responsible for.

 Colleges and universities are indexed alphabetically

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Amherst College

Amherst College meets full demonstrated need of every admitted student. Students are not required to take out student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Barnard College

Barnard College meets the demonstrated need of every admitted student. Students may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Bates College

Bates College meets the demonstrated need of every admitted student. Students may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Berea College 

Berea College meets the demonstrated need of every admitted student. Students may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Boston College

Boston College meets the demonstrated need of every admitted student. Students may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Bowdoin College

Bowdoin College meets full demonstrated need of every admitted student. Students are not required to take out student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Brown University

Brown University meets full demonstrated need of every admitted student. Students with a combined family income profile under $100,000 are not required to take out student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Bryn Mawr

Bryn Mawr meets the demonstrated need of every admitted student. Students may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

California Institute of Technology

California Institute of Technology meets the demonstrated need of every admitted student. Students may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Carleton College

Carleton College meets the demonstrated need of every admitted student.  Students may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Claremont McKenna College

Claremont McKenna College meets full demonstrated need of every admitted student. Students may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Colby College

Colby College meets full demonstrated need of every admitted student. Students are not required to take out student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Colgate University

Colgate University meets the demonstrated need of every admitted student. Students may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

College of the Holy Cross

College of the Holy Cross meets the demonstrated need of every admitted student. Students may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Columbia University

Columbia University meets full demonstrated need of every admitted student. Students are not required to take out student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Cornell University

Cornell University meets the demonstrated need of every admitted student. Students with family income and assets over $75,000 may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Dartmouth College

Dartmouth College meets the demonstrated need of every admitted student. Students with family income over $100,000 may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Davidson College

Davidson College meets full demonstrated need of every admitted student. Students are not required to take out student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Duke University

Duke University meets the demonstrated need of every admitted student. Students may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Emory University

Emory University meets the demonstrated need of every admitted student. Students may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Georgetown University

Georgetown University meets the demonstrated need of every admitted student. Students may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg College meets the demonstrated need of every admitted student. Students may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Grinnell College

Grinnell College meets the demonstrated need of every admitted student. Students may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Hamilton College

Hamilton College meets the demonstrated need of every admitted student. Students may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Harvard University

Harvard University meets full demonstrated need of every admitted student. Students are not required to take out student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Harvey Mudd College

Harvey Mudd College meets the demonstrated need of every admitted student. Students may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Haverford College

Haverford College meets full demonstrated need of every admitted student. Students are not required to take out student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Macalester College

Macalester College meets the demonstrated need of every admitted student. Students may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology meets the demonstrated need of every admitted student. Students with family incomes over $75,000 may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Middlebury College

Middlebury College meets the demonstrated need of every admitted student. Students may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Mount Holyoke College

Mount Holyoke College meets the demonstrated need of every admitted student. Students may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Northwestern University

Northwestern University meets the demonstrated need of every admitted student. Students who are eligible for Pell Grants are not required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Oberlin College

Oberlin College meets the demonstrated need of every admitted student. Students may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Occidental College

Occidental College meets the demonstrated need of every admitted student. Students may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Pitzer College

Pitzer College meets the demonstrated need of every admitted student. Students may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Pomona College

Pomona College meets full demonstrated need of every admitted student. Students are not required to take out student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Princeton University

Princeton University meets full demonstrated need of every admitted student. Students are not required to take out student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Rice University

Rice University meets the demonstrated need of every admitted student. Students with family incomes over $80,000 may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Scripps College

Scripps College meets the demonstrated need of every admitted student. Students may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Smith College

Smith College meets the demonstrated need of every admitted student. Students may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

St. Olaf College

St. Olaf College meets the demonstrated need of every admitted student. Students may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Stanford University

Stanford University meets full demonstrated need of every admitted student. Students are not required to take out student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Swarthmore College

Swarthmore College meets full demonstrated need of every admitted student. Students are not required to take out student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Thomas Aquinas College

Thomas Aquinas College meets the demonstrated need of every admitted student. Students may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Trinity College

Trinity College meets the demonstrated need of every admitted student. Students may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Tufts University

Tufts University meets the demonstrated need of every admitted student. Students may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

University of Chicago

University of Chicago meets the demonstrated need of every admitted student. Students with family incomes over $75,000 may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

UNC – Chapel Hill meets the demonstrated need of every admitted student. Students may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

University of Notre Dame

University of Notre Dame meets the demonstrated need of every admitted student. Students may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania meets full demonstrated need of every admitted student. Students are not required to take out student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

University of Richmond

University of Richmond meets the demonstrated need of every admitted student. Students may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

University of Southern California

The University of Southern California meets the demonstrated need of every admitted student. Students may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

University of Virginia

University of Virginia meets the demonstrated need of every admitted student. Students whose family income is over 200% of the poverty line and whose assets exceed $75,000 may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University meets full demonstrated need of every admitted student. Students are not required to take out student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Vassar College

Vassar College meets the demonstrated need of every admitted student. Students with family incomes over $60,000 may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Washington University in St. Louis

Washington University in St. Louis meets the demonstrated need of every admitted student. Students with family incomes over $60,000 may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Wellesley College

Wellesley College meets the demonstrated need of every admitted student. Students with family incomes over $60,000 may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Wesleyan University

Wesleyan University meets the demonstrated need of every admitted student. Students with family incomes over $40,000 may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Williams College

Williams College meets the demonstrated need of every admitted student. Students may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Washington and Lee University

Washington and Lee University meets full demonstrated need of every admitted student. Students are not required to take out student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Yale University

Yale University meets full demonstrated need of every admitted student. Students are not required to take out student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

 

 

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Your Comments

8 Comments so far

  1. JD says:

    You’re missing USC.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Are you sure about the schools on the list? Could you direct me to the page on Washington University in St Louis’ page that indicates this? I would really appreciate it. Thanks!

  3. Ann says:

    You also forgot Kenyon


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