Which Massachusetts colleges receive the most federal student aid?


University of Massachusetts-Amherst and University of Massachusetts-Boston reported receiving the most federal financial aid during the 2015-16 academic year among Massachusetts schools, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of federal data.

The analysis is based on data reported annually to the U.S. Department of Education.

Top Massachusetts recipients of federal student aid

Rank
School
City
Enrollment
Number receiving aid
Total amount
Average aid per student
1
University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Amherst
30,037
882
$4,264,014
$4,834
2
University of Massachusetts-Boston
Boston
16,847
703
$3,690,655
$5,250
3
Boston University
Boston
32,695
484
$2,964,550
$6,125
4
Bristol Community College
Fall River
8,476
687
$2,829,120
$4,118
5
University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth
North Dartmouth
8,647
619
$2,815,260
$4,548
6
Northeastern University
Boston
20,381
393
$2,632,918
$6,700
7
Springfield Technical Community College
Springfield
5,622
580
$2,588,699
$4,463
8
Holyoke Community College
Holyoke
5,890
588
$2,410,286
$4,099
9
Quinsigamond Community College
Worcester
7,696
505
$2,228,663
$4,413
10
Middlesex Community College
Bedford
8,617
503
$2,223,725
$4,421

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Boston University Bristol Community College Holyoke Community College Middlesex Community College Northeastern University Quinsigamond Community College Springfield Technical Community College University of Massachusetts-Amherst University of Massachusetts-Boston University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth

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