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

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 […]

Start Your Engines…And Get A Scholarship

Scholarships abound for mechanics in the aviation, automotive and travel industries. With technology at our fingertips and machinery that’s becoming more advanced, the need for a more skilled, high-tech workforce is crucial. This means that there are scholarships out there to support your higher education training if your passions and skills are wired this way. […]

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 […]

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 […]

12 College Financial Aid Terms Defined

By Scholarship America Navigating the college financial aid process can be daunting even for the most highly educated among us. What are the differences among grants, scholarships, and loans? What does FAFSA stand for and who should complete it? And how does work-study actually work? Your college education is an extremely important—and often extremely expensive—investment. Before you shell out thousands of dollars for […]

Financial Aid

Parents, we at SKoolAide totally understand the pressures that college costs place upon families and even the decision to pursue higher education.  Over the next few weeks, we’re going to be posting segments from a question/answer session with Mark Kantrowitz, (an expert on paying for college and the founder of FinAid.org,) which were originally published […]

Financial Aid 101

Students, we at SKoolAide totally understand the pressures that college costs place upon families and even the decision to pursue higher education.  Over the next few weeks, we’re going to be posting segments from a question/answer session with Mark Kantrowitz, (an expert on paying for college and the founder of FinAid.org,) which were originally published […]