Financial Aid Month 2015

Forget About Resolutions. You need to make January about one thing: FINANCIAL AID. Scholarships rock. They are basically free money for doing what you do best: being you. In addition to academic, athletic, and artistic merit awards, there are scholarships for pretty much anything you can think of: Being left-handed, playing video games, loving puppies. […]

The Periodic Table of College Scholarships

At SKoolAide, we want to make your scholarship search easy and fun, while helping you find free money to pay for your college education. That’s why created the Periodic Table of College Scholarships — an interactive tool to help you explore thousands of scholarships available online and find opportunities that match your academic achievements, […]

8 Mistakes Parents Make When They Help Kids Apply To College

The 2015 college application season has officially opened. But in our desire to help our kids navigate this land-mine-fraught road, we might actually be doing some things that harm them. Lynn O’Shaughnessy, a nationally recognized college expert, author of “The College Solution: A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the Right Price, […]

FAFSA Says…Come Get Your Money!

              2M Students Are Missing Out On College Aid.                                    Don’t be one of them. Millions of college students are missing out on financial aid for college because they aren’t even applying for it. About 2 million students could have qualified for the need-based Federal Pell Grant during the 2011-12 academic year, but they failed to […]

Education’s Effect on Income

Students…The following statistics speak for themselves. Use SKoolAide to discover your best fit and do what’s necessary to get where you want to go!

Proposed Changes To PLUS Loans Program Will Make College Tuition More Affordable

This is critically important legislation that’s being proposed by President Obama’s administration to help make college much more affordable for every person that desires to pursue higher education. Both the CNN video clip and the Huffington Post commentators provide insights into how the proposed changes are intended to significantly reduce the pain points associated with […]

Student Loans Cause Groans…But Help Is Available

Better grades and going the extra mile * (course work and volunteerism) can lead to huge payoffs as far as scholarships are concerned and getting accepted at the school of your choice. However, if you have to go the loan route, the following clip is good information to have as you plan out your best […]

Recent Report: Community college grads out-earn bachelor’s degree holders

As we’ve stressed in the past, SKoolAide is committed to bring awareness to all things relating to education…the good, the bad, the paradigm shifting, etc. We found the following information to be important to share and one that will hopefully spark conversation either here or with your friends or in your households. – SKAAPP Team […]

Plan A Little, Save A LOT When It Comes To College Debt

Here are some important tips that both students and parents can put into practice for those of you who are serious about reducing your college debt. Take Advanced Placement courses in high school (Translation: More credits + faster time to meet graduation requirements – less time in school = less debt for you!) Focused students […]

New Government Regulations Require Schools Provide Financial Calculators

By October 29, it will hopefully be easier for families to better gauge the actual price of higher education. As required by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, all institutions receiving Title IV federal student aid will be required to display an online “net price calculator” to help compute the actual cost of a […]