Take Advantage of Your Holiday Break

What do you have planned for your holiday break? Family time? Catching up on homework? Taking a part-time job? This break in your schedule is a perfect time to complete tasks that will put you closer to your goal of attending college!

If you’re a senior this year, make sure you’ve completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA serves as your application for federal and state financial aid for college. It becomes available every Oct.1 at StudentAid.gov. UCanGo2’s Finish the FAFSA in 5 Steps will help you complete the application with ease.

The holiday break is also an excellent time to research and apply to colleges. Visit the website of the college(s) you are interested in attending and go to the Admissions page where you will find information about admissions requirements and the application process. You can also visit OKcollegestart.org to research Oklahoma colleges, complete applications and keep up with application tasks and documents. It’s a one-stop shop!

You can apply for scholarships throughout the year at any grade level. Use your holiday break to apply for as many as possible. UCanGo2 offers an extensive selection of scholarships listed by deadline and category which makes it easy to find the awards for which you may be eligible. You will also find many publications and tools to help you successfully apply.

Enjoy your holiday and take some time to plan ahead!