02/21/2011 09:01 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The Best Colleges For Financial Aid

Although many colleges and universities nationwide are struggling financially, a handful are sticking to a commitment to meet students' full financial needs, according to U.S. News & World Report.

U.S. News explains that "financial need" is the difference between tuition cost and a student's expected family contribution as calculated by FAFSA or the institution itself. That discrepancy is then made up by colleges who claim to meet full need through grants and loans.

Of the 1,700 schools reviewed by U.S. News, only 63 colleges are able to meet students' full financial needs -- last year, 66 made the cut.

Below, check out ten institutions that fully meet demonstrated student need, and click over to U.S. News for the full list.

Do you spot your school? Let us know in the comments section.

Best Colleges For Financial Aid