I created the S.E.C.R.E.T. method—Selective Efforts Create Rapid Effects Tomorrow—to replace FEAR—False Expectations Appearing Real.
5. Explore web sites for information
I will pinpoint several sources you might not be aware of.
The federal government has a web site where you can put in your information and see what government benefits you qualify for: http://www.govbenefits.gov/
The federal government gives over $60 billion a year in federal aid.
Visit Federal Student Aid (FSA) for Students: http://studentaid.ed.gov/
Also, check out Students.gov, the student gateway to the federal government. Check out information under the headings of plan your education, pay for your education, and career development: http://www.students.gov/
Also, explore the official website for exploring the federal government: http://www.usa.gov/