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mwra 1 1 I 1 1 A UTAH VALLEY STATE JJiMylilJliJ C EL BUEN PANO EN EL ARCA VENDE BBS VOLUME 33-ISSUE 21 j Federal Pell Grants might lie on the clionning nlocli during Bush's GOOQin! term. Hon arc decisions in Unciiinnton impacting students? - ? ; - $ f ; , K k, - ,.s Joe Gibbs NewsWnter This week, President Bush was sworn in for a second term, opening the door for all kinds of questions about the state of the Nation. However no issue hits closer to home here at UVSC than the question of federal financial aid. Of the 30,000 students at UVSC, 28,000 receive some form of financial aid, from Pell grants and Stafford loans, to one-time UHEA leans and work-study. 8000 students receive a federal Pell grant, the program under the most scrutiny. A need based financial aid program funded by the federal government, students with an Expected Fam ily Contribution less than $x are eligible for the Pell Grant. The amount of the award is based on the student's enrollment level (full time, three-quarter time, etc.) and the cost of attendance. - There are three basic questions about the Pell grant, are there going to be cuts to the program, is money going to be added to the program, and is there going to be a total overhaul of the financial aid program? According to Joanna McConnick, UVSC director of financial aid, "There is a federal regulation to allow an adjustment to the Pell grant formula. A "We are in what is know as a reauthorization year. Congress can change any of the financial aid programs this year, from the terms and interest rates to the amount of award given. " -Joanna McCormick UVSC Director of Financial Aid few of the questions on the FAFSA deal with the state that they are legal residents because there are allowances in the formula that protect income for paying taxes according to each individual state's rate. These state rates in the formula have not been adjusted in a decade. By law it is appropriate that they would be adjusted. The Bush administration has gone ahead and allowed for these adjustments to be made. The change in the Pell grant formula was implemented in January. This change has the potential to cut the Pell grant for some students in Utah. What that means is that after a student fills out their FAFSA for 05-06, some stu- - dents might find up to a three hundred dollar cut to their Pell grant. Now the cut is annual so that's one hundred and fifty dollars a semester." Troubling as this news is, it will not affect many students who rely on Pell grants to pay for their education. '"We are in what is know as a reauthorization year," said McConnick, "congress can change any of the financial aid programs this year, from the terms and interest rates to the amount of award given. These changes can be made to : '-t--- I ill lMiii .j..m. l wrmni"f. ii f " Former White House aduisor imprcsscil with UUSC Hanna Hooge Senior News Writer Former White House advisor to four U.S. Presidents arrived on UVSC's campus Thursday. David Gergen met with students and faculty twice to speak on a variety of topics. His Q&A earlier in the day consisted mostly of the war in Iraq, while his speech open to the community later that evening covered three main 'hinge points' that are crucial to the United States. "There are hinge points in history," Gergen said. "In America we are at a moment when there are possibly three hinge points in our lives as a people. We've got politics, there is the presidency of George W. Bush, and the third is in our place in the world." While all points were thoroughly examined and explained, the majority of his time was placed on the presidency of newly reelected George W. Bush. The Bush inauguration being only a few days away, Gergen felt it the most important."The drama of our politics is that history says the republicans were going to fad, Gergen said. "History says that American politics operates on a pendulum... and that it will swing back in the other direction. Bush defied history. In the last 100 years only two other Republicans have served out two full consecutive terms, and both were major figures in our history."Gergen then went on to explain the positive and negative side of the President and Former White House advisor David Gergen spoke at UVSC last week. Gergen is a frequent commentator on cable news outlets. Andy Hunt NetXNews his administration; implying that a president can be "significant without being successful."Besides his experience and expertise in the White House, Gergen is also anEditor-at-Large for U.S. News and World Report, and is the best selling author of Eyewitness to Power. As to his experience at UVSC, he was amazed. "I am very impressed with the efficiency with which you meet. I have met with a lot of colleges, and most people can't clear their throats in an hour, and after a half hour meeting you have decided how to save the world. So I am very impressed." Sam Garfield Senior News Writer On Tuesday, Feb. 1, UVSC will be honored to receive special guest John Stossel. Co-anchor of ABC's "2020" and winner of many awards, Stossel is a highly respected member of the media community.While visiting the campus, Stossel will be giving two presentations to interested students, faculty and community members. The first presentation will be a forum held 11:30-2:30 in CS 404, entitled "Ethics In the Media." Stossel will dis- I i iii.iii.li 1- I Courtesy PhotoABC News John Stossel, co-anchor of 2020, will speak at UVSC on Feb. I in CS 404 concerning media ethics.
|Title||UVSC College Times, 2005-01-24|
|Description||UVSC College Times was the student newspaper for Utah Valley State College from July 07, 1993 to June 2, 2008|
|Publisher||Utah Valley University|
|Subject headings||Utah Valley State College--History; Utah Valley University--History; College student newspapers and periodicals;|
|Source||The College Times, 2005-01-24|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|