Mapping Your Future, a public service Web site providing college, career, financial aid and financial literacy information and services, will offer an online chat session at 2 p.m., August 9, for students who are thinking about attending college.
This live chat will provide a unique opportunity to receive advice from college admissions experts from across the nation. The interactive event 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 this chat, students and their families will learn more about: Preparing academically for college. Considering different types of colleges. Standardized tests, such as the ACT and SAT. Selecting a college. Applying to a college. Financial aid and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Anyone with Internet access can join in the chat by visiting www.mappingyourfuture.org
. Simple instructions will guide them on how to join the chat. Mapping Your Future is a national collaborative public service project of the financial aid industry. It brings together the expertise of the industry to provide free college, career, financial aid and literacy services for schools, students and families.
The Mapping Your Future Web site is sponsored by the Oklahoma Guaranteed Student Loan Program (OGSLP) and other guaranty agencies 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.