January 20, 2004 :: Financial Aid Questions to be Addressed During OETA Telecast
Media Contact: Amy Bruce
Students and their parents can have personal, professional assistance in learning about financial aid and planning for college thanks to the upcoming television event “Cash for College.”
“Cash for College” will be televised live at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 27, on OETA. Experts will be in the studio to discuss the various aspects of financial aid. Viewers will be able to call toll-free and ask questions of student financial aid professionals from various Oklahoma colleges, universities, technology centers and professional schools.
During the one-hour, statewide telecast, discussions will include information on types of financial aid available, how to apply for financial aid, how to avoid common mistakes when filling out the financial aid application and much more.
Also, “Cash for College” will be broadcast live via the Internet. To watch the live-streaming webcast, viewers may go to www.ogslp.org/cfc/.
This marks the third consecutive year that “Cash for College” has appeared on OETA. Last year, the live call-in show was a resounding success with more than 400 telephone calls pouring into the studios.
“I encourage all Oklahoma parents and students to watch 'Cash for College,'” said Chancellor Paul G. Risser. “From teaching new parents how to save for college to guiding high school students and their parents through the financial aid application process – this program has valuable information for everyone.”
“Cash for College” is being produced by OETA in conjunction with the Oklahoma Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (OASFAA), the Oklahoma Guaranteed Student Loan Program (OGSLP) and the State Regents with additional funding provided by Oklahoma College Savings Plan, Stillwater National Bank, Bank One, Nellie Mae, OSLA Student Loan Servicing, Sallie Mae Fund, Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation, Bank of Oklahoma in Partnership with Nelnet, Educaid, Local Oklahoma Bank, Arvest Bank, BancFirst, Citibank, Tinker Federal Credit Union and Wells Fargo Educational Financial Services.
For more information about financial aid, check out the Web site at www.okhighered.org and click on financial aid or call 1-800-858-1840.