I am definitely going to have to get him going on the scholarships.
WHERE are you getting this message???
College affordability is not about applying for outside scholarships. It's about applying to schools where your family would qualify for significant need-based aid (which your son is already doing) and also applying to schools where your son's GPA and SAT/ACT scores would make him eligible for significant merit aid.
He's doing the first part. Now all he has to do is find several less competitive
schools where his stat's would qualify him for merit aid. There are several schools that offer automatic grants for incoming students with grades and test scores above a certain level. Your son can find those here
. Then he can also look at schools that offer competitive merit awards - focusing on those schools where his stat's would put him in the very top percent of the students applying to that school.
Outside scholarships are not the answer!