Financial Aid Month 2015

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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 ScholarshipExperts.com 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

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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!

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              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

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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 […]

Does Your High School Experience Look Like This?

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We thought this was an interesting POV from High School student Michaela Klembara regarding her perception of what her roadmap through high school looked like. When I was a freshman someone told me: Freshman year everyone is fake. You are just trying to fit in and be everyone’s friend. You have this need to please […]

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 […]

YIELD! …And Learn Why It’s Important to Colleges…And To You

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When students (and their parents) work through the challenges of the college application process, the likely assumption is the worries associated with the possibility of receiving the dreaded “rejection letter” is a one-way street, an emotional and financial hit that only impacts the rejected student and their families. But what about the colleges? A college’s […]

4 Pillars for College Success

For students, parents, and educators alike, the following TEDx talk from Dr. Freeman Hrabowski is full of powerful insights on how we can work together in building paths of success. We promise that it’s well worth your time. Work from strengths and set high expectations. Build a community of scholars. We help students develop strong […]