But, that may not be practical for many. How do you prepare yourself, or your children, for the financial aspects of a college education? What kinds of aid are there? Who gets aid? How do you apply for aid? How do you avoid student aid scams? How do you estimate how much aid you may get? And after you finish with your education … how do you pay it back (what programs are there to help you)?
Answers to all these questions are found consolidated on one government website. Simply click on the tab that represents where you are in the process and go from there.