Advice on Financial Aid
The most important tactic to receiving aid from Stanford is "Tell Them Everything 101." After you fill out the FASFA and the College Portfolio, Stanford will send your family a financial aid reward. If you are concerned that your family can't make this financial commitment, then talk to the Financial Aid Office; they look over your reward with you and listen to your concerns. While you may not get exactly what you want from the institution, financial aid advisers take the time to help you find other options.