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A typical soon-to-be college student’s priority list probably looks a little something like this:
Step 1: Stay focused in high school by keeping a high GPA and doing as many extracurricular activities as possible.
Step 2: Make a list of possible college choices and start on applications early.
Step 3: Make a final decision on where to attend college.
Step 4: Move into the dorms and get ready for four incredible years!

But wait!!! With all of the excitement of starting college, students can forget to get their finances together to pay for it all! Many students don’t realize that they can eliminate student loan headaches simply by starting the scholarship application process early. By doing so, students have more time to get their application materials together and apply for more scholarships because they are not rushing to submit everything on deadline day.

Scholarships – Are They Really Worth My Time? YES!

May 17, 2011
by Jessica Seals
A typical soon-to-be college student’s priority list probably looks a little something like this: Step 1: Stay focused in high school by keeping a high GPA and doing as many extracurricular

At 18, I was going to be a lawyer. I had the next four years of my life planned out well. I was to attend the University of Michigan, double major in political science and economics, take the LSAT, attend law school, pass the bar and go from there. I even got into arguments with my older brothers when they told me to be open-minded as I left for school. But life took a few turns — some of them sharp — between then and now.

Meet Scholarships.com's Virtual Interns: Casandra Pagni

May 17, 2011
by Casandra Pagn
At 18, I was going to be a lawyer. I had the next four years of my life planned out well. I was to attend the University of Michigan, double major in political science and economics, take the LSAT,

Personally, I think that choosing a roommate is one of the most challenging things about college. They are the ultimate lottery. But in order to pick the right roommate for you, you must first properly understand yourself.

What to Consider When Selecting a Roommate

May 16, 2011
by Anna Meskishvili
Personally, I think that choosing a roommate is one of the most challenging things about college. They are the ultimate lottery. But in order to pick the right roommate for you, you must first
High school seniors, are you down about not getting a fat envelope from any of the colleges you applied to? Worried that your college dream is quickly fading? Seriously starting to freak out?! Well, turn that frown upside down because there are hundreds of colleges that are still accepting applications.

Hundreds of Colleges Still Accepting Applications

May 16, 2011
by Suada Kolovic
High school seniors, are you down about not getting a fat envelope from any of the colleges you applied to? Worried that your college dream is quickly fading? Seriously starting to freak out?! Well,

Hi! My name is Katie Askew...one of Scholarships.com’s newest virtual interns!

Meet Scholarships.com’s Virtual Interns: Katie Askew

May 12, 2011
by Katie Askew
Hi! My name is Katie Askew...one of Scholarships.com’s newest virtual interns! I’m originally from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, but escaped the tedious suburban life for Minneapolis, Minnesota –

In most every high school movie, the main character has a dream school. Most of the time, he or she has dreamed of attending said dream school since before he or she knew what college was. He or she goes through the trials and tribulations of applying to the dream school, but in the end, he or she goes skipping merrily off to Dream U. and lives happily ever after.

In College, Attitude is Everything

May 12, 2011
by Darci Miller
In most every high school movie, the main character has a dream school. Most of the time, he or she has dreamed of attending said dream school since before he or she knew what college was. He or
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