QuestionOk, so I want to go to college, but I'm not sure if I can afford it. I've heard of financial aid, but I'm not really sure I understand it. What is financial aid?
To generalize it, financial aid is any money that can help you pay for a college education. Most of what people categorize under this term includes federal, or government funding. These funds come in the form of loans and grants and can be applied for via the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA.