US universities are putting billions into merit aid, much of which goes to the children of well-to-do parents.
That financial aid letter from your school of choice isn't the end. Keep looking.
Many students go into debt for college, even though philanthropists and organizations are willing to give away billions every year.
If you can't afford high tuition, you're the very person who should be applying to expensive, top-tier colleges.
Simplified form, new online resources aim to help students and parents apply for college aid.
Are you tall, good at duck calling or have a certain last name? There may be money for you.
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