FOCUS is a self-paced, online career and education planning tool for use by college students. It will enable you to self-assess your career relevant personal qualities and explore career fields and major areas of study that are most compatible with your assessment results. Students who use FOCUS make better decisions about their goals and plans and learn how to self-manage their careers. Use FOCUS to help you choose or change your major and also to verify your preferences or early choice of a career field.
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- Oklahoma Guaranteed Student Loan Program
A division of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, OGSLP serves as the primary guarantor of Federal Family Education Loans for Oklahoma students. OGSLP also provides Oklahomans the resources needed to reach their education and career goals, offering information about scholarship opportunities, the student loan process, and managing personal finances.
- Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
The State Regents are the coordinating board for Oklahoma public higher education. Among other responsibilities, the State Regents set academic standards, determine functions and courses of study at state colleges and universities, and grant degrees. The State Regents also manage 25 scholarship and special programs, and, in cooperation with the Office of State Finance, operate OneNet, the state’s information and telecommunications network for education and government. In collaboration with OGSLP and colleges and universities statewide, the State Regents developed a new student portal, www.okcollegestart.org, designed to serve as a one-stop shop for college planning resources for students, parents and counselors.
- Oklahoma Money Matters (OKMM)
OKMM, the financial literacy initiative of the State Regents and the Guaranteed Student Loan Program, offers information and resources about budgeting, credit cards, financial aid and saving to help students manage their personal finances independently.
- Mapping Your Future (MYF)
Mapping Your Future, a national public service project of the financial aid industry, provides free college, career, financial aid, and financial literacy services for students, families and schools. The MYF Web site features a variety of interactive programs, financial fitness tools, in-depth information about the student loan process, and many other useful resources for students, parents, counselors and administrators.
- Center for Student Credit Card Education (CSCCE)
The Center for Student Credit Card Education is dedicated to improving the credit card literacy of America’s students. CSCCE offers a free publication, The ABCs of Credit Card Finance, which covers topics like budgeting, interest rates, healthy credit use and identity theft.
- Practical Money Skills for Life
Practical Money Skills for Life is a free Web site designed to help educators, parents and students practice better money management. Materials featured online include lesson plans, financial tools and games.
- National Endowment for Financial Literacy
Want to boost your money IQ? Visit the National Endowment for Financial Education’s (NEFE) new Web site, www.smartaboutmoney.org , for tips and resources about financial planning topics like credit and debt, saving, investing and retirement. This resource center offers courses, workshops, tools, multimedia and printed materials to improve financial decision-making.
- 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy
360 Degrees of Financial Literacy, an effort of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), offers free tools and resources to help adults manage their finances through every stage of life. The Web site also links to the AICPA’s new national public service campaign, www.feedthepig.org , which encourages adults age 25 to 34 to take control of their personal finances.
- Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
The Federal Trade Commission’s Web site offers several publications and materials to educate consumers about issues ranging from credit to investments to privacy, among other topics. In addition, the FTC launched a new campaign called Deter, Detect and Defend, which offers various instructional resources to prevent identity theft.
This information is presented in cooperation with Oklahoma Money Matters, the financial education outreach initiative of the Oklahoma Guaranteed Student Loan Program. For more information about OKMM, visit their web site or call 1-800-970-OKMM.