Getting into graduate school is not easy, but paying for it can be even more of a challenge. Because graduate school is so expensive, you should have some idea of what you hope to gain from the investment of time and money you're making.
The financial aid process for undergraduate students centers around two forms: the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and the College Scholarship Service (CSS) PROFILE.
Planning for grad school can depend on what type of grad school are you thinking about? Medicine? Dentistry? Law? Or an advanced degree in your chosen field?
Whether you will apply for a master's or a doctoral program depends upon the career path that you want and what you hope to do with the degree.