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Student Loan Borrowers Impacted by Recent Tornadoes
For borrowers who have been adversely affected by the recent tornadoes, assistance is available in the form of an administrative forbearance, postponing student loan payments for up to three months. Borrowers must contact their lender or loan servicer to request an administrative forbearance.
Borrowers who have federally owned loans (Direct Loans or FFEL Purchased Loans) must contact their federal loan servicer directly. Federal loan servicer contact information is available at StudentAid.ed.gov or 1.800.433.3243.
Borrowers can find a comprehensive list of their student loan servicers and contact information at NSLDS.ed.gov.
Federal student aid information from the U.S. Department of Education for students, borrowers and schools impacted by a natural disaster is available at http://ifap.ed.gov/ifap/disaster.jsp.
If you have any additional questions, please contact the Oklahoma College Assistance Program at 1.800.358.5460 or WeCanHelp.org.
Workplace Money Matters
Oklahoma Money Matters (OKMM) recently debuted a new workplace education initiative, Workplace Money Matters, to empower employers to provide important money management training for staff. Research shows many adults lack a basic understanding of financial principles, which leaves them feeling stressed and struggling to meet day-to-day living expenses. This stress often leads to health problems, job dissatisfaction and lower productivity in the workplace.
Access360: A New Direction for OCAP's Annual Conference
Promoting student success in higher education requires effort from all players in the academic realm. This year, OCAP and GEAR UP are proud to bring you a new name and expanded format for the annual fall conference, Access360. Our one-of-a-kind conference is known for bringing Oklahoma's broad spectrum of higher education partners to the table to discuss relevant issues and promote student success.
Default Prevention Flyers
Ready Set Repay, OCAP's student loan management initiative, offers tools to help your school strengthen default prevention efforts! Insert or attach our default prevention flyers to enhance your letter and email campaigns with important repayment messages.
Summer Tips for College Bound Students
College is right around the corner for many of your students. Here are some timely tips you'll want to share to help them make the most of their summer and stay on track for college.
Ask the Expert: Do furloughed federal employees have student loan payment options?
Remind furloughed federal employees that while their student loan payments are just as important as their rent, car payment or other fixed expenses, they may have more options available to help with their student loans than they do with other household expenses.
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