Volunteer Manager at Alliance for the Great Lakes
First, it's great thay you've decided to go to college. Congratulations!
Student loans do come with special conditions that benefit you as a student. For example, some loans do not accrue interest until you've graduated. This can work in your favor if you have the financial resources to repay as you go. Most bank loans do not work in this way.
I definitely would encourage you to speak with a financial advisor. I wish someone would have told me to do this. It is a small cost for invaluable information that is customized to you.
All the best and congratulations again!