The leading US college admissions test that measures what you learn in high school to determine your academic readiness for college. For more information visit ACT.org.
Oklahoma College Assistance Program
The Oklahoma College Assistance Program (OCAP), formerly known as the Oklahoma Guaranteed Student Loan Program, provides college access, aid awareness, financial literacy and student loan management programs and services that benefit students, parents, schools and community partners.
Oklahoma’s College and Universities
You will find a wealth of information about our 25 public colleges and universities, student financial aid, how to prepare for college, the benefits of higher education and much more the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education website.
Oklahoma’s Promise allows eighth-, ninth- or 10th-grade students from families with an income of $55,000 or less to earn a college tuition scholarship. Special income provisions may apply to children adopted from certain court-ordered custody and children in the custody of court-appointed legal guardians and families receiving Social Security disability and death benefits.
Students must also meet academic and conduct requirements in high school. Visit Oklahoma’s Promise for more information.
Resources are available to help you plan, prepare and pay for college at UCanGo2.
OKCOLLEGESTART.ORG provides information for Middle School Students, High School Students, College Students, Adult Learners, Parents, and Educators.
Oklahoma Career Guide – an easy online tool available for all Oklahomans to explore and guide their future. You can take assessments, identify occupations, establish education plans and, ultimately, connect to employers. Whether you are a student searching for career and college options or an adult looking for a new career path, OK Career Guide is the powerful tool to provide all the career and educational resources you will need to chart your course for the future.
Free Application Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) – The U.S. Department of Education awards more than $120 billion a year in grants, work-study funds, and low-interest loans to more than 13 million students. Federal student aid covers such expenses as tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and transportation. Aid also can help pay for other related expenses, such as a computer and dependent care. Thousands of schools across the country participate in the federal student aid programs; ask the schools you’re interested in whether they do!
There are three types of federal student aid:
- Grants—financial aid that doesn’t have to be repaid (unless, for example, you withdraw from school and owe a refund)
- Work-study—a work program through which you earn money to help you pay for school
- Loans—borrowed money for college or career school; you must repay your loans, with interest