Financial Aid

Key financial aid date is fast approaching

Key financial aid date is fast approaching

Are you going to need help paying for college next fall?

Then picture this: More than 10 million students are getting ready to line up to get financial aid next year. Some will be successful getting what they need — others won't. And where they stand in line while they ask for aid can make a difference. So keep an eye on the calendar because the line begins forming Oct. 1.

That's three months earlier than you may be used to if you have dealt with the financial aid process in the past.

If you take your time heading for this line, the price could be great. Sometimes aid is doled out on a first-come, first-served basis. So people in the back of the line can end up...