If you or your child need money for higher education, financial aid can make a huge difference.
The first step to get any sort of federal funding is completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA. Germanna Community College's Fredericksburg campus is holding "Financial Aid Fridays" to help.
Financial Aid Outreach Coordinator Rebecca Morris says most schools have a priority date to have all financial aid turned in for fall classes. At Germanna and many others, that date is April 1st.
Depending on need, students could get paid for everything from tuition and books to some of their housing.