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ASU Nationally Ranked for Freshman Financial Aid

June 14, 2017

Angelo State University has been ranked among the nation’s “Top 250 Public Colleges that Offer Freshmen the Most Financial Aid” by The Student Loan Report, a news and information guide dedicated exclusively to college student loans and financial aid.

ASU is ranked No. 189 in the nation, which puts ASU in the top 30 percent of the 620-plus public four-year colleges in the U.S. for freshman financial aid. 

“Financial aid” for The Student Loan Report’s rankings is defined as the average financial aid package awarded to need-based, degree-seeking, full-time freshmen. Data for the rankings was provided through the Peterson’s Financial Aid Data Set. 

According to The Student Loan Report, “Each school was ranked from highest to lowest according to average financial aid awarded per need-based, full-time freshman. Financial aid is a crucial tool for students looking to attend college, and the schools listed in this report presumably recognize its importance by increasing its availability.” 

Statistics from the ASU Office of Financial Aid indicate: 

  • Nine out of every 10 ASU students receive some form of financial aid.
  • About 85 percent of ASU students receive a grant and/or scholarship while attending ASU.
  • Almost 40 percent of ASU students receive a Carr Academic Scholarship.
  • ASU employs more than 750 students in part-time jobs on campus.
  • More than a third of ASU students graduate without student loan debt. 

ASU is one of 19 Texas schools in The Student Loan Report’s Top 250 rankings. The entire list is available at

More information on financial aid available to ASU students, including scholarships, grants, employment and loans, is available at

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