Financial literacy goes hand in hand with college success.  Things to remember when you are deciding which scholarships to submit applications and which schools to even apply.  Often times families tell me that they’ve saved up “enough.”  How can that be the case when tuition is constantly increasing?  How do you know what might happen in the next four years, or in the case of public universities six years?  Or families tell me that they’ll just get loans.  $100,000 to $250,000 of debt?  Debt that not even bankruptcy can erase.  Insert Suze Orman lecture here.

Take a look at this student’s story and decide if that $200 scholarship is worth the few minutes to complete.