June 4, 2003 :: Upcoming Chat Session to Focus on Consolidation Options
Mapping Your Future, a public service Web site providing college, career and financial aid information and services, will offer a "Loan Consolidation" chat from 6-7 p.m., June 10, designed to help students and their parents, who are interested in student loan consolidation, learn more about the advantages and disadvantages of loan consolidation.
This live event provides a unique opportunity to receive answers to specific loan consolidation and financial aid questions. Financial aid and career experts from all over the country will answer questions during the chat event, which is one in a series of chats offered by Mapping Your Future.
During the chat, students and their families will learn more about:
- advantages and disadvantages of loan consolidation programs;
- how to determine if loan consolidation is a good option;
- eligibility requirements;
- steps to apply for loan consolidation; and
- other resources of information.
Anyone with Internet access can join in the chat by visiting www.mapping-your-future.org. Simple instructions will guide them on how to join the chat.
Other special chat events scheduled during the summer months include an evening chat July 8 on online/distance education and Aug. 5 on college admissions and standardized tests.
Mapping Your Future is a national collaborative public service project of the financial aid industry, bringing together the expertise of the industry to provide free college, career, financial aid and financial literacy services for schools, students and families. The Web site is sponsored by the Oklahoma Guaranteed Student Loan Program (OGSLP) and guaranty agencies in other states 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.