The cost of college has progressively been on the rise, and because of this students must pay attention to financial aid opportunities. Some colleges and universities offer more appealing characteristics than others, but one quality that cannot go unnoticed is the cost. 

​Financial aid is an option all students who want to pay for college should look into regardless of what school they are interested in. Financial aid includes, but is not limited to, grants, scholarships, federal loans, and state loans. 

At the Student Loan Report, most of our time is dedicated to educating students on financial aid and student loans. Using Peterson's Financial Aid Data set-2015, we evaluated which public colleges offered upperclassmen the most financial aid. In this report, financial aid refers to any need-based aid from colleges, private lenders, state governments, or the federal government.

Below is a table of the top 240 public colleges that offer upperclassmen the most financial aid. The average financial aid awarded to upperclassmen was calculated by summing the average financial aid awarded to need-based juniors and need-based seniors. Schools were ranked highest to lowest based on this calculation. ​

Top 240 Public Colleges That Offer Upperclassmen the Most Financial Aid