Q:

Our family is definitely not in the top 1 percent. What are some of the options for getting financial aid for our children for college? We haven't put aside any money yet. -- Looking for Aid

A:

There are lots of resources from both the federal government and your state that can help you find ways to pay for your children's education.

Visit college.gov, a federal government resource. It will help you avoid bad deals and scams.

Learn about the three main types of federal student aid: grants, work-study programs and federal loans.

Investigate 529 plans that will help you save money for your children's college education.