Day: February 24, 2010

FAFSA Due April 15!

For those of you students looking to get your hands on some federal dollars (which should really be everyone), you have less than a week about a month and a half to get your FAFSA in!

And word is that some of the agony of filling out these forms will be removed by so-called "skip logic," which should keep you from writing the same old personal information in year after year. But, according to the average filler-out-er, it'll still have the potential to be a less than pleasant process.

"It's a little easier this year, but it's still daunting," says Fuentes-Michel, who recently helped her 17-year-old daughter fill out the form.

Ah, reform.

Regardless, money is money. And for your best shot at it, get your FAFSA in by March 2 April 15. And by that I mean hit up the 'rents by aforementioned date.

(Personal note: Thanks mommy!)

Overheard on Twitter: Collegian Covers MBB Tourney

Well, good for the Collegian!

Sending a reporter to the tournament is a much smarter decision than that time the paper sent staff to New York Fashion Week... 'cause frankly, I don't give a shit what Collegian staff people think about cutting edge couture.

Pauly D Tickets on Sale Thursday

It's official - hope you've been working on your blowouts and spray tans.

MTV's Jersey Shore's Pauly D will be spinning at a Penn State Altoona event on February 27. From 8:00 to 11:00 on Saturday night, get your GTL on with everybody's favorite juice-head. Tickets will be sold for $20 on Thursday afternoon from 2:00 to 5:00 at the HUB. Leftover tickets can also be purchased at the door.

Will you make the trek out to Altoona now that State Patty's could be a bust?

From 10th Grade Straight to College?

Pennsylvania is one of eight states that is considering participating in a program that, beginning in 2011, will allow high school students to enroll directly in community college if they pass a series of exams at the end of their sophomore year.

It's intended to address a number of issues. For one, the high dropout rate among college freshmen. For another, the fact that many high school classes (like APs) are supposed to be college-level anyway. And another, since this plan was proposed by the National Center on Education and the Economy, is so that people can enter the workforce earlier.

Read the full post for more details on the program.

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