Students can now access the new 2023-24 FAFSA by visiting StudentAid.gov. The FAFSA should always be completed as soon as possible after Oct. 1, as some types of federal aid are awarded to early applicants.. It’s best to gather all necessary materials before starting the FAFSA. Since the 2023-24 FAFSA allows applicants to use 2021 tax information, families can use their 2021 federal income tax return to complete the application. Families may also choose to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, which allows them to transfer their tax information directly into the FAFSA application.
To complete and submit the FAFSA online, students and one of their parents/guardians will each need to create an FSA ID (Federal Student Aid ID) at StudentAid.gov. This username/password serves as an electronic signature on the FAFSA and certain student loan applications, and allows them to access other federal student aid websites. It’s beneficial for families to create their FSA IDs before starting the FAFSA to speed up the application process. Visit UCanGo2.org to download an FSA ID Worksheet (in English and Spanish) to keep track of your information.
For more information and FAFSA resources, including educational tools and tutorial videos in English and Spanish, visit StartWithFAFSA.org.
COVID-19: Financial Aid and Student Loan Updates
If you’re looking for free up-to-the-minute guidance on federal student loans and financial aid during the Coronavirus pandemic, visit StudentAidPandemic.org and https://studentaid.gov/announcements-events/coronavirus.
College App Week 2023: What You Need to Know
CAW 2023 is a nationwide effort to encourage and assist students as they navigate the college application process, thereby increasing college enrollments and bolstering success for all who dream of pursuing higher education.
Oklahoma’s CAW will be held September 25-29, 2023.
Can’t do it then? Just schedule your CAW for any week this fall through the month of November. You can tell us the week you’ve chosen when you register your school, and we’ll send you posters and an "I Applied" sticker for every participating senior.
Visit OKCollegeAppWeek.org to find all of the great resources you need to help you get started.
Event Coordinator Packet
- Planning Materials
- Site Coordinator Checklists
- Suggested Events
- Promotional Materials
- Answers to Know for College Applications
- Admission Tips
- Sample Essay Questions
- Comparing Colleges
- What’s Next?
- Task List
- Sign-in Sheet
- Links to Oklahoma’s Higher Ed Institutions
Free College Planning Resources
While the school year is underway, why not use UCanGo2's free college planning resources to educate your students about finding scholarships, completing the FAFSA, visiting a college campus or doing some career exploration?
We have numerous publications to assist your students with every aspect of the transition from high school to college. Check out these materials:
- Are You Looking for Money?
- FAFSA Facts
- College Planning Checklists for grades 9-12
- Your Transition to College
- UCanGo2 High School Student Workbook
Due to COVID-19 concerns, some events may be cancelled or postponed. Please check with the program coordinator to verify.
Feb. 6-10: National School Counseling Week
Feb. 11: ACT Test Date
Feb. 20: Presidents' Day - OCAP Offices Open
Feb. 21: Make it Count Webinar Series: Credit 101, Virtual
Feb. 22-23: OSRHE Student Prep Conference, Watonga
Feb. 22: Oklahoma TRiO Day, OKC
Feb. 23: Digital Learning Day
Feb. 25: National TRiO Day
Feb. 26-27: OSRHE Student Prep Conference, Altus
March 1: ACT Conference, Stillwater
March 1-2: OSRHE Student Prep Conference, Lake Murray
March 2: Read Across America Day
March 4-5: Oklahoma Johnson-O’Malley (OKJOM) Conference, Tulsa (contact June at firstname.lastname@example.org)
March 8: For Counselors Only Conference, OKC
March 11: SAT Test Date
March 12: Daylight Savings Time Begins
March 21: Make it Count Webinar Series: Understanding Your Financial Aid Offer, Virtual
March 12: Daylight Savings Time Begins
March 31-April 3: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) Annual Conference, Denver