11/06/2011 02:22 pm ET | Updated Jan 06, 2012

College Prep: 5 Schools With The Best Finanical Aid

It's no secret that getting into college is more competitive than ever. Unfortunately, it's also becoming more expensive. These days, a college education generally comes with a hefty price tag -- but not everywhere!

But between crafting admissions essays and taking last-minute tests, you barely have time to think about the monetary costs of your future education. Not to worry -- HerCampus.com scoured the nation to find the schools with some of the most generous financial aid programs. So instead of fretting about costs, you can focus on polishing your college app for all those eager admissions officers.

Click here for the top 10 list.