A must-have book in today's economy, "Getting Financial Aid 2012" is for parents and students challenged by the cost of college. The recently revised FAFSA form is explained with step-by-step instructions, and the College Board's CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE[registered] form is explained by the people who administer it. The guide includes information and advice from experts on how to apply for aid, plus easy-to-compare college profiles giving the 'financial aid picture' for more than 3,000 four-year and two-year colleges and technical schools. The guide also shows award amounts and scholarship requirements - no other directory has this level of detail. It is completely revised to reflect current federal laws and college policies.