scholarships- awards given for a variety of reasons, such as good grades, special talents or career plans.
grants- aid awarded, based on financial need, that you don't have to repay.
student employment- money you earn for college by working part-time at a college or university.
loans- borrowed money that you must repay over time with interest.
- Sign up for OHLAP, http://www.okpromise.org
- start researching colleges you are interested in NOW and find out what types of financial aid is offered by your selected colleges. Find out if they have scholarships and what the requirements are so you can begin your planning early.
- Open an Oklahoma College Savings Plan account, http://www.ok4saving.org OR by calling 877-654-7284
College is Affordable!
- Did you know that every year the federal government provides approximately $81 billion in student financial aid and that the state of Oklahoma provides $59 million? Keep planning to attend college and remember financial aid is available if your family needs it.
Financial Aid Resources
(U.S. Federal Government)
Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Financial Aid, Grants, Loans, other sources of college funding, online application
Free online scholarship search, matching scholarships with qualification & interests, download applications, get e-mail notices of scholarships
Financial aid, career development, education planning
(Sallie Mae, Inc.)
Scholarship search, college database, cost calculators, award analyzer, how to interview, how to complete applications, how to apply for financial aid, self-assessment tools to match interests with majors and careers
Gates-Millennium Scholarship program for minority students