What does "100% need based aid met" mean? My family makes less than 40K combined annually. The colleges that I am looking at are around projected at a cost of 45K per year, but the tuition is about 33K. So if the college states that it meets all the need of a family that makes less than 40K, does that mean that I will get 33K or 45K? Also, what form will the aid be in? Is it all in grants? Thanks in advance for answering my question!