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                                        ACT Test Dates

Test DateRegistration Deadline(Late Fee Required)
September 12, 2015 August 7, 2015 August 8–21, 2015
October 24, 2015 September 18, 2015 September 19–October 2, 2015
December 12, 2015 November 6, 2015 November 7–20, 2015
February 6, 2016* January 8, 2016 January 9–15, 2016
April 9, 2016 March 4, 2016 March 5–18, 2016
June 11, 2016** May 6, 2016 May 7–20, 2016

 

2015-2016 College Finacial Aid (FAFSA) Deadlines
2015-2016 Deadlines2014-2015 Deadlines PDF

Includes deadlines for all states.

Federal Deadline
Online applications must be submitted by midnight Central Time, June 30, 2016Any corrections or updates must be submitted by midnight Central Time, September 17, 2016.
State Deadline
Oklahoma - March 1, 2015 by midnight, Central Time. For priority consideration, submit application by date specified.
College Deadline
Check with the college(s) you are interested in attending. You may also want to ask your college about its definition of an application deadline - whether it is the date the college receives your FAFSA, or the date your FAFSA is processed.

 

 

 TEST PREP RESOURCES

  • http://www.testprep.com/ - by Stanford Testing Systems
  • http://www.act.org/ - online registration and prep for ACT
  • http://www.eurekareview.com/ - Eureka One on One Review, LLC
  • http://www.vocabulary.com/ - fun ways to improve your vocabulary
  • http://www.princetonreview.com/ 
  • The Cherokee Nation offers training classes in Tahlequah and at the U of A in summer. 

 SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH

  • www.AIEFprograms.org
  • www.fastweb.com
  • http://www.collegedata.com/ 
  • A great one size fits all site. www.ucango2.org  
  • http://www.scholarships.com/ - finding scholarships
  • http://www.fastweb.com/ - Financial Aid and Scholarship Search
  • http://www.collegeboard.com/ - College, Career, Scholarship Search
  • http://www.tuitions.com/ - scholarship search
  • http://www.wiredscholar.com/ - SallieMay site for financial aid
  • http://www.collegepayway.com/ - tools for planning to pay for college
  • http://www.tuitionfundingsources.com/
  • http://www.collegeboard.org/

 FINANCIAL AID CALCULATOR

  • WWW.DaveRamsey.org
  • Students and debt at WWW.debt.org/students/
  • College budgeting at www.debt.org/students/college-budgeting-101
  • http://www.finaid.org/calculators/ - financial aid calculator
  • http://www.act.org/fane/index.html - calculator on the ACT website

 FINFANCIAL AID LINKS

  • WWW.FAFSA.GOV
  • http://www.studentaid.ed.gov/ - Federal Student Aid Site or call 1-800-433-3234
  • http://www.finaid.org/ - Student aid resource site
  • http://www.students.org/ - student gateway to the US Government
  • http://www.fafsa.ed.org/ - online FAFSA application

FOR MINORITY, LOW-INCOME, FIRST GENERATION STUDENTS Scholarships, etc.

  • www.AIEFprograms.org American Indian
  • http://www.finaid.org/- minority aid site
  • http://catchingthedream.org/category/scholarship-requirements/
  • http://www.gwcsf.com/application.html George Washington Carver 
  • WWW.OKPROMISE.org must file application between 8th-10th grade and make below $50,000 at time of enrollment.
  • http://www.yesican.gov/ - White House initiative on Education Excellence for Hispanic Americans. You may have to choose ed.gov 
  • http://www.chciyouth.org/ - English and Spanish information on planning – free publications
  • http://www.hispanicfund.org/ - Hispanic resource for college aid
  • http://www.uncf.org/ - United Negro College Fund
  • http://www.collegefund.org/ - American Indian fund
  • http://www.aimd.org/ - American Institute for Management Diversity
  • http://www.aihec.org/ - American Indian Higher Education Consortium
  • http://www.sciencewise.com/molis - Minority Scholarships and Fellowships
  • http://www.ed.gov/offices/OBEMLA - Department of Education/Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs
  • http://www.black-collegian.com/ - the Black Collegian
  • http://www.blackexcel.org/ - Black Excel: The College Help Network
  • http://www.hillel.org/ - Jewish resources for college
  • http://www.gmsp.org/ - Gates Millennium Scholars Fund
  • http://www.hsf.net/ - Hispanic scholarships
  • http://www.hacu.net/ - Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
  • http://www.jbhe.com/ - Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
  • http://www.qemnetwork.qem.org – Quality Education for Minorities
  • http://www.nativeculture.com/lisamitten/education.html - Tribal Colleges, Native Studies Programs, and Indian Education

 

 

 College Bound Resources

  • WWW.UcanGo2.org
  • Parents and students awesome resources, how to’s and directions for how to plan and budget for college early. 
  • For colleges, parents & students: a one stop website for career planning, financial aid planning, for parents, High school planning, free summer academies, OK promise and more.  go to www.okcollegestart.org  Create a username and password then text yourself or write down your username and password. 
  • Big Future.Collegeboard.org – New Resources for College
  • Education.com – College Budget Worksheet
  • Mycollegeoptions.org – Information tailored to Juniors and Seniors
  • The Princeton Review – www.Princetonreview.com ACT prep & all sorts of college information
  • Education Corner – Scholarships, grants and fellowships
  • College Board – The SAT test plus all sorts of testing and college preparation information
  • ACT – the ACT test and other resources
  • Federal Student Aid Site – Federal Student Aid Site for students, parents and counselors
  • FinAid – Student aid resource site
  • Students.gov – student gateway to the U.S. Government
  • US Dept. of Education – search for student aid resources by state
  • Scholarship Scams – avoid scholarship scams – don’t pay!
  • Testmasters – Free help with SAT or ACT

 Personality and Career Assessment

  • WWW.Kuder.com
  • WWW.UcanGo2.org
  • Bureau of Labor and Statistics Career Guide – link your favorite subject in school to a possible career
  • Life Colors Questionnaire – What Kind Of Person Are You?
  • The Princeton Review Career Test
  • The Vocational Information Center

Fun educational sites and reading resources for students

  • www.switcheroozoo.com
  • www.funbrain.com
  • www.kidsnationalgeographic.com it also has many links to other resources.
  • www.pbskids.org
  • http://reading.ecb.org/student/index.html 
  • www.starfall.com
  • www.Seussville.com
  • www.storylineonline.net It will read a story to you. 
  • www.abcya.com
  • www.highlightkids.com
  • Young Adult Library Services – outstanding books for the college bounds