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Worried about how you’re going to pay for college?

If you’re like most families you have at least some level of concern. But, as a recent U.S. News and World Report shows, choosing the right school can make a big difference.

U.S. News and World Report recently surveyed 1,700 schools about meeting student financial need. They identified 63 schools that claim to meet 100% of students’ financial need. The schools include both traditional 4 year public and private universities, as well as liberal arts colleges.

With the New York Times reporting that tuition increased 50% in inflation-adjusted dollars over the period 1996-2008, we suggest parents of prospective college students keep this list of public and private four-year colleges and universities handy.

You can find more interesting studies and statistics in the Research and Insights section of the College Parents of America website.