A host of websites exist to steer parents toward private- and government-sponsored student loans, grants and scholarships. Here are five notable sites to help cut through college aid information overload.
Putting kids through college is something most parents expect will cost a bundle -- and it does. Just take a look at the Department of Education's College Affordability and Transparency website, which gives the lowdown on the costs, as well as trends in tuition rates. It's not a pretty picture.