Paying for College

Finally: A Fine-Tuned FAFSA

My wife and I put two children through college. Every year for eight years I filled out three separate financial aid forms. There was the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), the CSS Profile (College Scholarship Service Profile), and a college-specific form for each school our kids attended.

I told my wife that it was like doing our long-form taxes twice every year. I can honestly say that I hated doing it with the intensity of a thousand burning suns (how's that for excess?) and loathed the onset of the annual misery like one does an impending root canal. Break out the Valium!

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