Articles by Hopkins, Katy
Some schools are already focusing on financial aid issues for next year.
These elite institutions may help admitted students from abroad with funding.
Through Prior Learning Assessments, students can get credit for what they already know.
Students' desire for inclusion has spurred new campus initiatives across the United States.
Private borrowing is riskier than using federal options but, in some cases, could cost less.
Extra charges may go to increased programming--so take advantage of the services.
Roughly one fifth of the class of 2012 used fee waivers for the pre-college test.
Some families never learn about generous aid programs because they don't apply.
Families are increasingly initiating debt discussions, some college officials say.
College applications can be expensive, but there are ways to avoid the fees.