Its like pulling teeth, but its basically based on your portfolio and need, so I did well this year.
Getting financial aid is not too hard. But if you ever need to speak with anyone about it, good luck. Your emails and phone calls will forever remain unanswered. And if you choose to go to the financial aid office in person, you'll have to work around their breaks and lunches and private phone calls. And if you DO manage to speak with them, they will overwhelm you with financial mumbo-jumbo that is difficult to understand.