No they don't have much control over the kinds of scholarships they get because that is determined by other people. Over and above that, even when they get scholarships, the costs of education are so steep these days that the scholarships frequently are not sufficient. My daughter got scholarships, but they were not enough to cover her costs. Although student loans are not the only way to attend college, they are a practical means to obtain the type of education that is necessary these days to get employment that pays a living wage. As such, the government should not gouge borrowers with interests rates that are excessive. The fact that someone like my daughter could finance a car a 3 percent interest but pays more than double that interest on a student loan from the government is quite frankly disgusting.