US News: The 4 Rules of Paying for College in a Recession

I really enjoyed this article.  It makes some critical points about paying for college in a recession or anytime.  One point that is critical for families to consider is applying to a few generous colleges.  Each college varies on how it awards aid- both merit and need based.  It is critical to find out which colleges are going to be "generous" for your situation. http://www.usnews.com/blogs/college-cash-101/2008/12/15/the-4-rules-of-paying-for-college-in-a-recession.html