Many students -- and their parents -- ignore one vital factor: how the colleges determine who will receive their financial aid.
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Many families assume their search for college cash ends when they file the FAFSA. That's really just the beginning -- here's what to know after you hit submit.
It's no surprise that financial aid is a big part of a student's decision to go back to school. The good news is that the federal government and private resources are offering more money than ever to meet this growing need.
Getting into college - any one of the colleges on your list, even the bottom-feeders, which suddenly don't look all that bad, right? - restores your equilibrium, at least temporarily.
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