How can I work with schools to boost my financial aid? Are there other sources of student aid?
First off you can double or even triple check your FAFSA to be sure that you have completed correctly giving the college the most accurate representation of your family's financial situation. You might even consider having someone else prepare your FAFSA if your family feels they might need assistance(www.crispcollegeadvising.com/financialaid)
After you receive your package you can always contact the college and ask for them to check it over again or you might even be able to appeal their decision. There are definitely other sources of student aid. You have scholarships, private loans and grants that are awarded from sources outside of your school. You just have to do the work and find them, then send in the applications.