As costs continue to increase, paying for college has become increasingly harder for most families. Now more than ever, you and your parents may be questioning if it's truly worth the costs? We're here to tell you that it is and to assure you that with proper planning, you can be successful in finding the aid you need to attend college. We'll get started by walking you through the basics of financial aid, explaining the various types of aid and deflating a couple of myths about financial aid. We can help you estimate college costs and understand the difference between sticker costs and actual costs to help with your planning. Once you know what to expect, take a look at our tips on paying for college and hunting for scholarships and suggest your family review the resources for parents. You'll undoubtedly have questions so make sure to review the FAQ about financial aid. Educating yourself about financial aid can be the smartest move you make all year so don't put it off.