While the folks in Congress have done absolutely nothing to stop the interest rates on subsidized student loans from doubling (yes, we said DOUBLING, from 3.4% to 6.8% on July 1), students can help themselves reduce, and even eliminate student debt by diligently searching and applying for college scholarships.

Start while you're still in high school (there are even college scholarships that high school freshman can qualify for), and continue throughout your college career (after all, that tuition bill keeps on coming, doesn't it?).

Here are some of our favorite links to scholarship resources to help get you started:

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As The College Whisperer has said, time and time again, the only way to win scholarships is to apply for scholarships! Don't wait for Ed McMahon to come knocking at your door with a million dollar check in hand (especially since he's dead).

Need an assist formulating and implementing a winning scholarship strategy? Contact COLLEGE CONNECTION today. We'll not only show you the money, we'll help you get your hands on it!

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