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November/December 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.



The FAFSA is Coming!

The new FAFSA is almost here! The 2018-19 FAFSA will become available on Oct. 1. Here are a few tips you can share with your students to help them get ready.

The FAFSA should be completed as soon as possible after Oct. 1 to ensure priority consideration for some types of financial aid. Students can prepare by gathering their information now. Since the 2018-19 FAFSA requires applicants to use 2016 tax information, they can use their 2016 return to complete the application at FAFSA.gov right away! There will be no need to wait.

Also, to complete and submit the FAFSA online, students and one of their parents/guardians will each need to create a FSA ID (Federal Student Aid ID) at FSAID.ed.gov. This username/password serves as a signature on the FAFSA and student loan applications, and allows them to access other federal aid websites. It’s beneficial for families to create their FSA IDs before starting the FAFSA form at FAFSA.gov to speed up the application process.

For more information and FAFSA resources, including educational tools and tutorial videos in English and Spanish, visit StartWithFAFSA.org.


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


UCanGo2’s 2017-18 High School Counselor Toolkits are in the Mail

Your new UCanGo2 High School Counselor Toolkit is ready, and it’s better than ever!

Our outreach team here at the Oklahoma College Assistance Program (OCAP) works hard to support your efforts to educate students and parents as they plan, prepare and pay for college. The 2017-18 High School Counselor Toolkit is designed with your specific needs in mind. Whether you have two hours or five minutes, there's something inside the kit to help you educate families about preparing for college and completing the FAFSA.

When you open your kit, you will find two separately packaged sets of materials.

The College Planning Toolkit includes:

The FAFSA Toolkit includes:

Most of our publications are available for download and printing from our website, including all of our middle school tools and publications, which are provided exclusively online. Resources for students and parents can be found on the Publications page at UCanGo2.org. Resources for instructors, such as talking points, worksheets, best practices and more, can be found in the Educators and Publications sections at UCanGo2.org.

Important: Call for Contacts

If you received a High School Counselor Toolkit last year, you're already on our mailing list and should receive your kit in about a week. In an effort to keep a current contact database, we're asking all those on our mailing list to please submit your current contact information. The information generated from this call-for-contacts will be used as the primary database for future mailouts. Completing this quick survey will allow us to send materials to the correct person at your school.

Thank you for helping us better serve you. Here's to a fantastic new school year!

Upcoming Events


September 1: National College Savings Month Begins

September 5:  Regional College Fairs begin (visit GoToCollegeFairs.com for list of fairs)

September 6: Student Prep WorkshopMiami, OK

September 7: Student Prep Workshop, Broken Arrow

September 8: Counselor Only Fair, Woodward

September 8: Student Prep Workshop, OKC

September 9: ACT Test Date

September 11 -13: National College Access Network (NCAN) Conference, San Diego, CA

September 12:  Student Prep Workshop, Wilburton

September 13: Student Prep Workshop, Ada

September 14: Student Prep Workshop, Ardmore

September 14-16: National  Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) Conference, Boston, MA

September 17: Constitution & Citizenship Day (required observance for all Title IV schools)

September 18-22: Oklahoma  College Application Week, 2017

September 20: Student Prep Workshop, Woodward

September 21: Student Prep Workshop, Enid

September 22:  NT4CM Counselor Workshop, OKC

September 26:  Student Prep Workshop, Altus

September 27: NT4CM Counselor Workshop, Tulsa

September 28: NT4CM Counselor Workshop, Weatherford

September 29: NT4CM Counselor Workshop, Ardmore



October 2: Regional College Fairs Continue (visit GoToCollegeFairs.com for schedule)

October 4: OKCollegeStart Workshop, OKC 

October 5:  OKCollegeStart Workshop, Tulsa

October 7:  SAT Test Date

October 2:  Child Health Day

October 8-9: OSRHE Counselor Retreat, Fin & Feather Resort, Gore

October 9-10: OSRHE Indian Ed Retreat, Fin & Feather Resort, Gore - register by contacting Matt Higdon at mhigdon@osrhe.edu

October 9:  Columbus Day – OCAP offices open

October 12: OKCollegeStart Workshop, Lawton

October 16: Boss’s Day

October 26: OKCollege StartWorkshop, Shawnee

October 28: ACT Test Date

October 29-Nov 1: National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY) Conference, Chicago, IL



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