College Bargains 2011
Colleges aren't equally generous, so before you start shopping around, it helps to know which distribute aid with a heavy hand and which don't. In the following table, compiled by PayScale, you'll find all the information you need to determine the most affordable option for you - how many students get aid, how much they get, your out-of-pocket costs each year if you don't get aid, and the discount you can expect if you do. You'll also find which schools do a good job of keeping students on track toward graduation, and which schools manage to graduate most students in four years - an achievement that can go a long way toward keeping a lid on costs. You'll also find out what alumni are earning, so if you do have loans, you'll have an idea how difficult they'll be to repay.