Do you think college financial aid is out of your reach? It may not be — if you take steps to maximize your eligibility
Abstract: As college costs continue to rise faster than inflation, it’s never been more challenging — or more important — to have a plan for managing those expenses. But families more fortunate than others might not have realized the extent to which financial aid may be available to them. This article takes a look at grants, scholarships and loans, and offers tips to increase eligibility for aid. A sidebar discusses the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form that is often required when applying for aid.