Hi Liz, financial aid is a little more complicated, there are many factors that come into play when determining eligibility. Applying for scholarships is a really good start, also finding a job that offers tuition reimbursement might be an option. If you belong to any organizations, you might ask them to donate to your education. Another scholarship website is: http://www.careeronestop.org/toolkit/training/find-scholarships.aspx
I hope this information is helpful.