A curriculum vitae (sometimes called a CV or vita) is used, like a resume, to market your skills and abilities. It is quite common in some fields (such as education or science) to have a CV instead of a resume.
QuintCareers has a really nice overview of what to include in a CV, along with links to samples and other helpful sites.
Harvard University has made some monumental changes to their financial policies in order to make college more affordable for middle- and low-income families. Families with incomes under $60,000 will no longer be expected to contribute financially to the cost of sending their child to Harvard. In turn, families who make between $60,000 and $180,000 will find their costs reduced as well.
For more information, take a look at this page from the Harvard Financial Aid Office.
(Now let’s just hope lots of other schools will follow suit!)