I am helping my brother fill out his FAFSA today for financial aid. It seems that he will receive NO money, which is sad because my family has NO money to help him with college. My parents could not give me a single dollar for college either, and I survived, but here is why I'm looking for more answers: On the FAFSA it asked if his parents were "displaced workers", or laid off from their job. My mother doesn't work (blind/disabled), but my stepfather does. He has a decent-paying job, but because of the economy, he is only working three days a week, opposed to the tons of overtime he was paid last year which is reflected on his W2, which is of course used to determine financial aid eligibilty. So, they are struggling big time. I'll be looking into scholarships, loans, and such, but does anyone have any information related to students whose parents haven't lost their job, but been scaled back, and therefore cannot pay for college? With the current state of the economy, I am hoping that there is something...but I doubt it. THANK YOU!