MONEY Magazine: UD America’s Best Private College for Merit Aid
Date Published: July 19, 2016
MONEY magazine has released its list of the “50 Best Private Colleges for Merit Aid,”
and UD is number one. Merit aid is awarded to students based on academic achievements,
test scores, overall grades and other factors.
“In addition to our strong need-based financial aid program, we offer students many
opportunities to compete for merit-based scholarships and other aid,” said Executive
Vice President John Plotts. “The MONEY magazine ranking demonstrates our dedication
to providing the nation’s best liberal arts education to any qualified student. Our
goal is to recruit the very best students in the country, and the strength of our
merit-based aid program helps us to do that.”
UD awards some 49 percent of students with merit-based aid, which is more than double
the national average of students receiving merit aid. The university awards its merit
aid through academic achievement awards, typically seen as scholarships, to deserving
students without regard to financial need.
MONEY magazine based its calculations for “The 50 Best Private Colleges for Merit
Aid” on data provided by the U.S. Department of Education, Peterson’s, PayScale.com
and college measure calculations.
For the complete list of the “50 Best Private Colleges for Merit Aid,” visit http://new.time.com/money/best-colleges/rankings/best-colleges-for-merit-aid/.