Welcome to that time of the year when many parents are knee-deep in a high school senior's preparing to apply to college. And many financial planners and others in the college-consulting arena are besieged with questions from eager parents and students relating to money. How do I get financial aid is the hue and cry!

It is said that the best things in life are free. That may be true to some limited--very limited--extent, but when it comes to college, it has no standing. Finding money for college is one of the most nerve-wrenching aspects of the entire college application matter; to say it is a necessary evil would indeed be an understatement.

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