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. [...]