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January 28, 2003 :: Standardized Tests and College Admissions Chat Slated for Early February

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Students and parents who have questions about standardized tests, college admissions and financial aid can get the answers they need during a live chat event from 2 to 3 p.m., February 4.

Hosted by Mapping Your Future, a public service Web site providing college, career and financial aid information and services, “Standardized Tests and College Admissions” is designed to help students navigate through what some consider a maze of career, college and financial aid information, all from the privacy and convenience of a personal computer.

During the chat event, students and their families will learn more about

“Becoming more familiar with the process of applying for college and identifying some of the financial aid that is available for qualified students can be very helpful for those individuals who are planning to attend college,” Chancellor Paul G. Risser said. “Scores of students from Oklahoma and the rest of the nation have greatly benefited from past chat sessions, and I highly encourage anyone seeking information about attending college to join in on the discussions.”

Anyone with Internet access can join the chat by visiting www.mapping-your-future.org. Simple instructions will show you how to join in on the discussion.

Other upcoming chat sessions this spring include “Deferments, Forbearances and Default Prevention” on March 11, “Debt Management Strategies” on April 8 and “Loan Forgiveness, Discharge and Cancellation” on May 6.

The Mapping Your Future Web site is sponsored by the Oklahoma Guaranteed Student Loan Program (OGSLP) and guaranty agencies in other states that participate in the Federal Family Education Loan Program.

In Oklahoma, loans for higher education or post-secondary education made to students by private or public lending institutions are guaranteed by the federal government through OGSLP, which is administered by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.