Schools With The Smallest Financial Aid Budgets

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These 100 colleges and universities have the smallest financial aid budgets to offer to their undergraduate students.

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RankCollege NameCity, StateTotal Aid Award Budget% Applicants Awarded AidAverage Aid Award AmountIn-State Tuition + FeesOut-of-State Tuition + Fees
1

Helene Fuld College of NursingNew York, NY
$278,596
55%
$1,106
$18,764
$18,764
2

Golden Gate University-San FranciscoSan Francisco, CA
$377,024
67%
$1,096
$14,640
$14,640
3

National American University-TulsaTulsa, OK
$487,227
88%
$2,424
$13,320
$13,320
4

The Southern Baptist Theological SeminaryLouisville, KY
$493,174
35%
$1,749
$17,080
$17,080
5

National American University-WichitaWichita, KS
$542,012
82%
$2,557
$13,320
$13,320
6

National American University-RosevilleRoseville, MN
$543,657
80%
$2,589
$13,788
$13,788
7

American Business and Technology UniversitySt Joseph, MO
$554,082
44%
$1,937
N/A
N/A
8

National American University-HoustonHouston, TX
$556,774
81%
$2,703
$13,788
$13,788
9

Digital Media Arts CollegeBoca Raton, FL
$560,517
70%
$2,761
$13,968
$13,968
10

Barnes-Jewish College Goldfarb School of NursingSaint Louis, MO
$564,491
37%
$2,554
$19,256
$19,256
11

Beulah Heights UniversityAtlanta, GA
$580,955
83%
$1,533
$9,390
$9,390
12

National American University-Albuquerque WestAlbuquerque, NM
$587,881
76%
$2,624
$13,320
$13,320
13

Chamberlain College of Nursing-TexasHouston, TX
$599,207
57%
$2,923
$18,160
$18,160
14

National American University-RichardsonRichardson, TX
$603,588
95%
$2,636
$13,788
$13,788
15

Global Health CollegeAlexandria, VA
$608,801
58%
$2,885
$18,126
$18,126
16

National American University-Lee's SummitLee's Summit, MO
$621,680
80%
$2,517
$13,320
$13,320
17

Selma UniversitySelma, AL
$670,229
94%
$1,327
$6,190
$6,190
18

College of Biblical Studies-HoustonHouston, TX
$683,439
75%
$1,832
$6,946
$6,946
19

National American University-Wichita WestWichita, KS
$695,941
90%
$2,616
$13,320
$13,320
20

Chamberlain College of Nursing-VirginiaArlington, VA
$696,246
53%
$3,364
$18,160
$18,160
21

National American University-AlbuquerqueAlbuquerque, NM
$708,556
76%
$2,664
$13,320
$13,320
22

Methodist CollegePeoria, IL
$723,446
49%
$2,461
$19,600
$19,600
23

National American University-Overland ParkOverland Park, KS
$725,097
79%
$2,409
$13,320
$13,320
24

University of Phoenix-MarylandColumbia, MD
$725,889
64%
$2,869
$11,150
$11,150
25

National American University-Zona RosaKansas City, MO
$726,570
80%
$2,390
$13,320
$13,320
26

Aultman College of Nursing and Health SciencesCanton, OH
$787,078
58%
$3,766
$16,340
$16,340
27

DeVry University-NevadaHenderson, NV
$806,413
77%
$3,600
$13,380
$13,380
28

Averett University-Non-Traditional ProgramsDanville, VA
$830,926
34%
$3,434
$10,325
$10,325
29

Argosy University-ChicagoChicago, IL
$842,725
83%
$4,131
$13,560
$13,560
30

DeVry University-TennesseeNashville, TN
$860,951
86%
$3,679
$17,132
$17,132
31

Argosy University-DallasFarmers Branch, TX
$860,975
85%
$3,727
$13,560
$13,560
32

Madison Media InstituteMadison, WI
$878,999
55%
$4,288
$18,690
$18,690
33

John F. Kennedy UniversityPleasant Hill, CA
$882,936
97%
$3,619
$23,640
$23,640
34

Southeastern Baptist Theological SeminaryWake Forest, NC
$887,229
52%
$3,335
$8,124
$8,124
35

Remington College-Heathrow CampusHeathrow, FL
$892,536
84%
$4,190
$12,698
$12,698
36

University of Phoenix-WisconsinMilwaukee, WI
$893,630
80%
$3,919
$10,914
$10,914
37

Herzing University-BirminghamBirmingham, AL
$901,093
77%
$3,884
$13,090
$13,090
38

Maria College of AlbanyAlbany, NY
$901,547
50%
$2,116
$13,340
$13,340
39

Chamberlain College of Nursing-MissouriSt. Louis, MO
$913,778
54%
$3,311
$18,160
$18,160
40

DeVry University-IndianaMerrillville, IN
$915,304
87%
$3,862
$17,132
$17,132
41

Lincoln College of New England-SouthingtonSouthington, CT
$926,400
57%
$2,265
$19,950
$19,950
42

South University-High PointHigh Point, NC
$940,584
77%
$4,125
$16,761
$16,761
43

Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health ScienceCincinnati, OH
$944,405
65%
$4,106
$15,054
$15,054
44

Virginia University of LynchburgLynchburg, VA
$947,919
100%
$3,777
$7,880
$7,880
45

National American University-BloomingtonBloomington, MN
$950,639
79%
$2,838
$13,788
$13,788
46

Ambria College of NursingHoffman Estates, IL
$951,664
47%
$3,012
N/A
N/A
47

University of Phoenix-IndianaIndianapolis, IN
$975,142
86%
$4,132
$10,784
$10,784
48

Denver School of NursingDenver, CO
$987,878
30%
$4,168
$15,460
$15,460
49

Sanford-Brown College-ChicagoChicago, IL
$991,717
91%
$4,768
$14,072
$14,072
50

Ottawa University-PhoenixPhoenix, AZ
$1,000,261
59%
$4,718
$12,085
$12,085
51

Harrison College-Grove CityGrove City, OH
$1,009,964
86%
$4,008
$17,100
$17,100
52

City University of SeattleSeattle, WA
$1,011,032
24%
$3,027
$16,500
$16,500
53

Stevens-Henager CollegeWest Haven, UT
$1,015,135
75%
$4,230
$18,021
$18,021
54

Watkins College of Art Design & FilmNashville, TN
$1,031,519
68%
$4,983
$20,790
$20,790
55

Tribeca Flashpoint CollegeChicago, IL
$1,034,078
70%
$4,170
$25,665
$25,665
56

Doane University-Graduate and Professional StudiesLincoln, NE
$1,034,337
41%
$3,761
$9,975
$9,975
57

Saint Luke's College of Health SciencesKansas City, MO
$1,051,725
66%
$4,275
$15,470
$15,470
58

Sanford-Brown College-SeattleTukwila, WA
$1,053,148
77%
$4,559
$14,117
$14,117
59

Living Arts CollegeRaleigh, NC
$1,055,951
78%
$3,269
$16,780
$16,780
60

Luther Rice University & SeminaryLithonia, GA
$1,061,957
65%
$3,339
$6,336
$6,336
61

Bryan UniversitySpringfield, MO
$1,068,180
87%
$3,856
$15,427
$15,427
62

National American University-Sioux FallsSioux Falls, SD
$1,072,721
76%
$2,363
$12,924
$12,924
63

South University-NoviNovi, MI
$1,091,754
75%
$3,791
$16,761
$16,761
64

University of Phoenix-New JerseyJersey City, NJ
$1,100,336
75%
$3,972
$11,846
$11,846
65

The King's UniversitySouthlake, TX
$1,100,542
71%
$3,285
$10,392
$10,392
66

Santa Barbara Business College-VenturaVentura, CA
$1,106,571
72%
$3,896
$13,708
$13,708
67

Remington College-Shreveport CampusShreveport, LA
$1,119,643
81%
$4,744
$15,250
$15,250
68

West Coast University-DallasDallas, TX
$1,122,069
55%
$4,734
$25,935
$25,935
69

Nazarene Bible CollegeColorado Springs, CO
$1,122,104
49%
$2,992
$11,400
$11,400
70

Saint Francis Medical Center College of NursingPeoria, IL
$1,122,403
51%
$5,449
$19,217
$19,217
71

National American University-Brooklyn CenterBrooklyn Center, MN
$1,127,769
89%
$2,479
$13,788
$13,788
72

Herzing University-MinneapolisMinneapolis, MN
$1,129,305
77%
$5,563
$13,090
$13,090
73

National American University-IndependenceIndependence, MO
$1,144,138
82%
$2,151
$13,320
$13,320
74

Amridge UniversityMontgomery, AL
$1,149,391
89%
$4,653
$10,860
$10,860
75

Unitek CollegeFremont, CA
$1,155,771
20%
$5,557
$24,665
$24,665
76

City College-MiamiMiami, FL
$1,161,942
89%
$4,966
$13,068
$13,068
77

Chamberlain College of Nursing-ArizonaPhoenix, AZ
$1,163,121
60%
$3,391
$18,160
$18,160
78

Northpoint Bible CollegeHaverhill, MA
$1,163,494
77%
$4,930
$11,150
$11,150
79

University of Arkansas for Medical SciencesLittle Rock, AR
$1,164,385
40%
$3,960
$8,468
$17,504
80

Brown Mackie College-Northern KentuckyFort Mitchell, KY
$1,173,712
91%
$4,207
$12,123
$12,123
81

Stevens-Henager CollegeOrem, UT
$1,178,191
84%
$5,213
$18,021
$18,021
82

Bon Secours Memorial College of NursingRichmond, VA
$1,183,750
60%
$4,026
$5,081
$5,081
83

Provo CollegeProvo, UT
$1,190,710
74%
$4,346
$14,377
$14,377
84

American InterContinental University-HoustonHouston, TX
$1,194,202
72%
$3,877
$14,634
$14,634
85

Ohio University-Eastern CampusSaint Clairsville, OH
$1,202,630
37%
$3,022
$4,872
$6,718
86

DeVry University-North CarolinaCharlotte, NC
$1,203,542
81%
$3,582
$17,132
$17,132
87

Kaplan University-Mason City CampusMason City, IA
$1,211,681
83%
$5,854
$15,352
$15,352
88

South University-ClevelandCleveland, OH
$1,221,410
93%
$4,099
$16,761
$16,761
89

Elizabethtown College School of Continuing and Professional StudiesElizabethtown, PA
$1,222,878
73%
$4,814
N/A
N/A
90

Boston Architectural CollegeBoston, MA
$1,244,060
50%
$5,339
$22,473
$22,473
91

Lincoln College of Technology-West Palm BeachWest Palm Beach, FL
$1,255,784
75%
$2,356
$15,650
$15,650
92

Sanford-Brown College-Las VegasHenderson, NV
$1,256,738
90%
$4,909
$14,592
$14,592
93

Bryant & Stratton College-AkronCopley, OH
$1,264,017
94%
$5,202
$17,735
$17,735
94

Brown Mackie College-Oklahoma CityOklahoma City, OK
$1,264,531
93%
$4,146
$12,672
$12,672
95

Nightingale CollegeOgden, UT
$1,271,243
97%
$4,384
N/A
N/A
96

Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native CultureSanta Fe, NM
$1,275,290
46%
$6,131
$4,440
$4,440
97

Bryan College of Health SciencesLincoln, NE
$1,279,728
56%
$3,720
$14,169
$14,169
98

Trine University-Regional/Non-Traditional CampusesFort Wayne, IN
$1,291,345
59%
$4,048
$10,320
$10,320
99

Brown Mackie College-BoiseBoise, ID
$1,297,637
89%
$4,093
$13,032
$13,032
100

Brown Mackie College-FindlayFindlay, OH
$1,305,171
83%
$4,265
$12,672
$12,672

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References: Data and Terminology

  • School data comes from to IPEDS data submitted to the National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Financial Aid is any monetary grant aid or scholarship aid awarded from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
  • Undergraduate is a student enrolled in a 4- or 5-year bachelor’s degree program, an associate’s degree program, or a vocational or technical program below the baccalaureate.
  • Tuition are charges to full-time undergraduate students for the full academic year 2015-16. Amount of money charged to students for instructional services. Tuition may be charged per term, per course, or per credit.
  • In-district Tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school. This may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
  • Out-of-state Tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the institution’s or state’s residency requirements
  • Fees are the fixed sum charged to students for items not covered by tuition and required of such a large proportion of all students that the student who does NOT pay the charge is an exception
  • Academic Year is the period of time generally extending from September to June; usually equated to 2 semesters or trimesters, 3 quarters, or the period covered by a 4-1-4 plan.

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