OCAP - Oklahoma College Assistance Program, Formerly known as the Oklahoma Guaranteed Student Loan Program

Are You Considering Hosting a FAFSA Workshop for Local Students, Parents or School Counselors?

Last month, we shared that the Oklahoma College Assistance Program (OCAP) is coordinating a series of campus events in February to promote FAFSA completion and early college planning. It's the perfect time to plan a College Countdown event on your campus to help surrounding high school students (and their parents, too!) get serious about completing the FAFSA and college applications.

OCAP offers updated tools to meet your FAFSA education needs! Our Outreach Team just released the new 2012-13 FAFSA Fundamentals, a comprehensive PowerPoint presentation that provides answers to frequently asked questions and explains why students should complete the FAFSA, what it's used for, and what happens after the college receives the student's data. The updated FAFSA Fundamentals presentation can be found under the Resources tab at UCanGo2.org. We've provided speaker's notes on each slide so you can easily conduct a financial aid workshop on campus or in your community, and the presentation can be customized to meet your needs.

We also offer wall posters you can use to remind students about completing the FAFSA as soon as possible, as well as handouts you can share with the students and parents you serve. Check out our posters and the tools listed below, which are all available for download at UCanGo2.org. Feel free to make as many copies as you need to distribute on campus or during financial aid events.

To help offset the cost of your College Countdown event, sponsorship funds of up to $1,500 may be available for participating institutions. These funds can be used for advertising, materials, snacks, supplies or other promotional needs. OCAP's Outreach Team can also help with materials, presentations and event planning tips, and we're available to teach or co-present FAFSA and college planning workshops to support your local education efforts. Contact us at UCanGo2@ocap.org, 405.234.4239 or 866.443.7420 (toll free) for more information.

Just one more thing OCAP is offering three NT4CM Focus on the FAFSA Workshops for counselors in the next couple of weeks, and you're welcome to attend if you think the information will be helpful to your team. The workshops will be held:

Registration is required; times and specific location information are available on the UCanGo2 site.

Penny Gandy
Outreach Services Manager
Oklahoma College Assistance Program (OCAP)
P.O. Box 3000 | Oklahoma City, OK 73101-3000
pgandy@ocap.org | www.OCAP.org

*OCAP was formerly known as the Oklahoma Guaranteed Student Loan Program. Read an article about our name change in our April 2011 edition of The Online News.