Tuition is the tip of the iceberg of college expenses. Room and board, books and other bills can add up quickly.
For many families, it takes a variety of tools to help pay for college: Investments, scholarships and need-based financial aid can all play a role.
Investigate all options
Even if you don't think you'll qualify for aid, it's worth filling out an application just in case. You might be surprised at the results and every little bit counts toward your ultimate goal.