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College Prep Information

Paying for College

FAFSA begins OCT 1! Visit helpful links and resources here.

Even if you are not sure that you will need financial aid, we recommend that you fill out a FAFSA. It's the first step towards getting financial aid.

You can now transfer your data from OKcollegestart.org directly to the
U.S. Dept of Education's online FAFSA on the WEB financial aid application! Just use your OKcollegestart.org username and password to get started.

College is an investment in your future for which you should start planning now. Fortunately, the cost of attending an Oklahoma state college or university is among the lowest in the nation, and many sources of financial aid are available to help manage the cost.

As you might imagine, various factors can affect college expenses, including the type of college or university, the number of courses a student takes, the student's major, and his or her personal lifestyle. One way to prepare for the cost is for you and your parents to begin saving for college as soon as possible because the more you save, the less you'll need when you start college.

Applying for financial aid is a very important step for many students. There are resources available to guide you through the application process if you need help or have questions. Start early to prepare yourself for the financial aid process, along with all other aspects of the college experience, using the Planner Timeline. This is an important moment, and early preparation will help you make the best possible decisions for your future.

Take some time to read through the next few pages. OKcollegestart.org will teach you the basics and help you get started!