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March/April Edition of Your Bottom Line Now Available

In partnership with UCanGo2, Oklahoma Money Matters (OKMM) publishes a bimonthly newsletter called Your Bottom Line, featuring news and resources for students, consumers, campus professionals, counselors and community partners. Check out the latest edition for timely information about personal finance, college planning and student loan management. To stay up-to-date, sign up to receive Your Bottom Line every other month.

 


2017 College Application Week Results & Call for Photos

We’re pleased to announce the results of our statewide 2017 College Application Week (CAW) efforts. The following numbers represent all schools registered for the CAW 2017 sponsored by the Oklahoma College Assistance Program and OK GEAR UP program!

We saw a tremendous increase over CAW 2016, and we’re looking forward to an even bigger CAW this year! Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication to our students.

Do you have any photos or video footage from your College App Week that you’d like to share?

We’d like to showcase your CAW activities in our next promotion video for CAW 2018. To submit your photos or video footage, email them to Landis Tindell at ltindell@ocap.org.

If you provide photos or video footage, we’re required to make sure that release forms are signed for the students who appear in the images you send.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

 


 

The Oklahoma FAFSA Data Portal is Available!

The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education (OSRHE) and the Oklahoma College Assistance Program (OCAP) are now offering the Oklahoma FAFSA Data Portal (OK-FDP), a free online tool to help counselors, principals and mentors better assist their high school seniors successfully complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

By giving authorized individuals from Oklahoma school districts access to student-level information on FAFSA completion status, the OK-FDP will allow educators to provide more targeted assistance to their students. This is instrumental in increasing FAFSA completion rates – especially among first-generation students pursuing postsecondary education. Learn more and get started here!

 


 

Upcoming OKcollegestart Workshops

OKcollegestart is offering four training workshops this spring. These workshops will provide hands-on training in the use of OKcollegestart.org and the Professional Center, with a focus on Individual Career Academic Plan (ICAP) tools. A workshop agenda may be found on the OKcollegestart Educator's Resources page.

OKcollegestart workshop dates and locations are provided below. Each workshop runs from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Choose the date and location below that work best for you and click the date to register. Space is limited, so be sure to reserve your place as soon as possible.

Tuesday, February 20
Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
Oklahoma City

Friday, March 2
University Center of Southern Oklahoma
Ardmore

Tuesday, March 6
OSU-Tulsa
Tulsa

Thursday, March 8
NWOSU-Enid
Enid

Thursday, Mar. 29
OSU-Tulsa
Tulsa

We hope you’ll join us for a fun and informative morning of learning!

 


 

The Oklahoma FAFSA Data Portal is Available!

The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education (OSRHE) and the Oklahoma College Assistance Program (OCAP) are now offering the Oklahoma FAFSA Data Portal (OK-FDP), a free online tool to help counselors, principals and mentors better assist their high school seniors successfully complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

By giving authorized individuals from Oklahoma school districts access to student-level information on FAFSA completion status, the OK-FDP will allow educators to provide more targeted assistance to their students. This is instrumental in increasing FAFSA completion rates – especially among first-generation students pursuing postsecondary education. Learn more and get started here!

 



The new FAFSA filing date is October 1. Learn more at Start With FAFSA dot org.

The new FAFSA will become available Oct. 1 this year. Learn more at StartWithFAFSA.org




Upcoming Events

March

March 2: OKcollegestart Educators Training Workshop, Ardmore

March 2: Read Across America Day

March 5: Okla. State Dept. of Education For Counselors Only Conference, Oklahoma City

March 6: Okcollegestart Educators Training Workshop, Tulsa

March 8: Okcollegestart Educators Training Workshop, Enid

March 10: SAT Test Date

March 11: Daylight Savings Time Begins

March 24-26: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) Annual Conference, Boston, MA

March 29: OKcollegestart Educators Training Workshop, Tulsa

 

April

April 4: National School Librarian Day

April 8-10: Great Plains Association for College Admission Counseling (GPACAC) Conference, Kansas City, MO

April 9-11: Oklahoma Division of Student Assistance (OSDA) Conference, Oklahoma City, OK

April 10: National Library Workers’ Day

April 11: National Bookmobile Day

April 11-13: Oklahoma Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (OASFAA) Annual Conference, Midwest City, OK

April 14: ACT Test Date

April 16: Oklahoma’s Promise Day, State Capitol, OKC

April 18-19: Oklahoma Child Abuse and Neglect Conference, Oklahoma City, OK

April 25: Administrative Professionals Day

April 27: Arbor Day

        

  

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