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  1. College Planning

  2. What is UCanGo2? UCanGo2 Year-round college access program for high school and middle school students Provides information on how to plan, prepare and pay for college Helps families create a college-going culture in the home Complements the State Regents’ other excellent access programs and services

  3. UCanGo2.org UCanGo2

  4. Students UCanGo2

  5. Parents UCanGo2

  6. Counselors UCanGo2

  7. Resources UCanGo2

  8. Scholarships UCanGo2

  9. Search by Deadline UCanGo2

  10. Search by Category UCanGo2

  11. Resources

  12. High School UCanGo2

  13. Middle School UCanGo2

  14. Young Children UCanGo2

  15. HS Student Workbook

  16. Workbook Sections • Covers five main areas of college planning: • Why Go To College? • What Do I Want To Be? • How Do I Get There? • Where Do I Go? • How Do I Pay For It? UCanGo2

  17. Why Go To College? UCanGo2 Discusses common myths about college Highlights the perks of getting a degree or certification, including: More job security Higher pay Greater job satisfaction

  18. Why Go To College? UCanGo2

  19. Why Go To College? UCanGo2 I didn’t like high school. Why would I want to go to college? more freedom more choices new opportunities

  20. Why Go To College? UCanGo2 College costs in terms of tuition, books and time, but it’s a smart investment in your future. Financial aid comes in many forms, including grants, scholarships, work-study and student loans. College is too expensive. There’s no way I can afford it.

  21. What’s In It For Me? UCanGo2

  22. What’s In It For Me? Degree vs. On-the-Job Training UCanGo2

  23. Instructor’s Guide UCanGo2

  24. What Do I Want To Be? • Examines the differences between a career and a job • Encourages students to evaluate their interests, hobbies and skills • Helps students create a career plan based on their talents • Highlights the most popular jobs in Oklahoma UCanGo2

  25. What Do I Want To Be? UCanGo2

  26. Ten Most Popular Occupations in Oklahoma Requiring a Bachelor’s Degree or Higher UCanGo2

  27. Ten Most Popular Occupations in Oklahoma Requiring Training or an Associate Degree UCanGo2

  28. What Do I Want To Be? UCanGo2

  29. How Do I Get There? • Outlines college entrance requirements and ACT/SAT testing • Free practice tests on OKcollegestart.org • Explains the benefits of good study habits • Covers ways to save on college costs • Concurrent enrollment • AP courses • Cooperative Alliance UCanGo2

  30. How Do I Get There? UCanGo2

  31. How Do I Get There? UCanGo2

  32. Checklists UCanGo2

  33. Oklahoma’s Promise UCanGo2

  34. Where Do I Go? • Provides research tips to help students make an informed choice • Explains how to set up a successful college visit • Supplies a list of questions to ask at various offices on a school campus UCanGo2

  35. Where Do I Go? UCanGo2

  36. Where Do I Go? • Campus size • Affordability • Courses offered • Admission requirements • Location UCanGo2

  37. How Do I Choose? UCanGo2

  38. How Do I Choose? UCanGo2

  39. How Do I Pay For It? • Provides a review of current college expenses • Explains the different categories of financial aid available • Describes the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) with tips for application UCanGo2

  40. How Do I Pay For It? UCanGo2

  41. College Costs UCanGo2

  42. What is Financial Aid? Financial aid is money to help you pay educational costs, such as: Tuition Fees Books Room and board Transportation Personal expenses UCanGo2

  43. Types of Financial Aid Grants and scholarships considered gift aid typically don’t have to be repaid Federal work-study allows students to work at their school or at authorized sites to earn money for school Student loans low cost, flexible federal student loan options should be exhausted before considering “private” or “alternative” loans loans must be repaid with interest UCanGo2

  44. 2012-13 Federal Aid UCanGo2

  45. State Financial Aid Oklahoma’s Promise Students must graduate from high school and successfully meet End of Instruction (EOI) requirements Students must complete the FAFSA Second income check will begin Fall 2012 Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant (OTAG) $1,000 annual maximum for public schools; $1,300 annual maximum for private schools Application deadline is March 1, 2013 UCanGo2

  46. Scholarships UCanGo2

  47. Facebook.com/UCanGo2 UCanGo2

  48. FAFSA Fundamentals UCanGo2

  49. UCanGo2.org/FAFSA UCanGo2

  50. Publications UCanGo2