Industry News

Private Loan Proposed Rules Published

Mapping Your Future Requests Database Testers

FSA Coach Redesign and Update

Common Manual Policy Modifications

HEOA and CCRAA Facts You Need to Know

Who's Who at OGSLP?

People News

Rosalind Martin of Metro Technology Center for participated in the Team Excellence Award competition and received the silver award for her presentation. Way to go, Rosalind!

Congratulations to Jennifer Watkins, the new financial aid director at Connors State College! Jennifer, who started with Connors in February, brings experience from Bacone College and Tulsa Welding School.

Angie Carver has returned to the financial aid community as a financial aid counselor at Oklahoma City University. Many of you remember Angie most recently from Commerce Bank, where she worked as a lender representative for more than 3 years. Prior to that role, Angie worked at Southwestern Oklahoma State University and at OCU in 2000. We're glad to have you back, Angie!

Events Calendar

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2008-09 State System Academic Calendar

April 9, 16, 28
NCHELP Income-based repayment (IBR) webinars

April 15 - 17
OASFAA Conference
Midwest City

June 22 - 25
FSA Financial Aid Basics Workshop
Kansas City, KS

June 25
OGSLP Annual Conference

April 10, 2009

OGSLP Continues to Subsidize Federal Default Fee

As you may have read in yesterday's NewsFlash, OGSLP will continue to pay half of the 1% federal default fee for the 2009-2010 award year.

>> Read more about OGSLP subsidizing the federal default fee

PLUS Loan Auction Cancelled

The FFELP community has been notified that due to a lack of lender bids, the Competitive Auction Pilot Program for Parent PLUS Loans has been cancelled.

>> Read more about cancellation of the PLUS loan auction

Default Prevention Tools Reflect HEOA Provisions


OGSLP’s Default Prevention Best Practices tools have been updated to help our school customers comply with Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) provisions. This series of information and tools represents tried and true approaches that produce results and complement existing regulatory requirements.

For more information about these and other default prevention tools, contact our Default Prevention department at 405.234.4352, 800.358.5460 or


Many of you participated in the recent webinars hosted by OGSLP to introduce our partnership with SimpleTuition. This partnership allows us to offer our school customers a lender comparison tool as a resource for students and parents.

>> Read more about our SimpleTuition partnership

Presidential Budget Proposal Update

Both the House and Senate have completed work on their respective budget resolutions. Next steps include conference negotiations between the two budget committees.

>> Read more about congressional budget resolutions

ED Posts Professional Judgment DCL

Financial Aid Office On April 2, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) issued a Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) to address the use of professional judgment by financial aid administrators.

>> Read more about use of professional judgment

NCHELP's IBR Webinar Posted

The National Council of Higher Education Loan Programs (NCHELP) hosted an informative webinar on Feb. 20 that outlined the income-based repayment (IBR) plan.

>> Read more about the IBR webinar and resources

Making Work "Work": Resources for Busy Professionals

Swiss Army Knife
Let your actions do (some of) the talking

>> Read tips for improving your body language