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'Little Shop of Horrors' reviewed BYU-approved housing criticized SeePage 3 march 1993 Utah vailey communrty college See Page 53 41 M II 1 I ' volume 21 fesue23,ia ifynT ft y ' -- 1,1 V i Election activities in full swing Party Y candidate, Kris Bailey, hands out cotton candy as part of this year's campaign activities. Students were presented with a number of free food opportunities during election week. See story on this page for primary election results. Financial aid Bud Bate Staff Writer In order to pay the skyrocketing price of tuition, several thousand students at UVCC rely on some type of financial aid. Beginning with the 1993 Fall Semester, students needing financial aid should be aware of changes made in the application process. On July 23, 1992, Congress along with George (and you thought you had heard the last of him) Bush, signed into law the reauthorized Higher Education Act. Changes were made to Federal Title IV of that act, which deals with financial aid. "Essentially, my feeling is what the Congress tried to do was restore the old philosophy that students have the first responsibility to putthemselves through school," said Mike Johnson, director of financial aid at UVCC. "Parents have the next responsibility to put kids through school. Only if the students and their parents cannot pay the college costs, thaf s when financial aid becomes available," he said. Students in the following three categories will be most affected by the re-authorization: 1) students who have made $4,000 or more for 1 r i k V. -v. ' " . - . - - - - - - I u application process changes the past two years and claim to be independent, 2) married students with no dependents, and 3) dependent students with significant earnings. "I think two or three groups were targeted who seem to be getting a great deal of financial aid that was perhaps inappropriate, or groups in which there was a great deal of abuse. "Certainly the one group that abused the system the very 'What Congress is trying to do is get that money into the hands of students who need it the very most.' Mike Johnson most were those students who were claiming to be self-supportive on the basis of $4,000 a year in income," Johnson said. He added that a self-supporting student needing financial aid is a contradictory concept. Now, a student must qualify for at least one of five criteria in order to apply as an "independent" student. The five criteria are as follows: 1) students born before January 1, 1970, 2) veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces, 3) married students, 4) students whose parents are both deceased, and, 5) students Photo by Slav Hantn n CoUy Tim with legal dependents (other than spouse) who receive more than half their support from the applicant Those who do not meet any of the requirements will have to file asa "dependent" studentand must include their parents' income when applying. Johnson said that the changes are fair and ' will shift fi nancial aid back to those who have the grea test need. "I don't think anybody's saying that those stu dents who may not be eligible for assi stance under the new rule ha ve no need, if s just that there isn't enough money to cover everybody's need in this country anymore," he said. "What Congress is trying to do is get that money into the hands of students who need it the very most." All students needing financial aid should notbe discouraged from applying. Johnson feels that many students think that receiving aid is easier for independent students See Aid, page 8 Party Max advances, Y is split, and Valdez 'Solos' into David J. Madden Editor in Chief Party Max was the big winner in the primary voting in this year's student elections, with all three candidates, Steve Hatch, Gary Forrest, and Jason Transtrum capturing the most votes for their offices. Ryan Young and Lisa Mendiola of Parry Y also advanced in the race for Student Body President and Academic Vice President. Larry Valdez, the sole member of Party Solo upset Chris Bailey of Party Y to advance in the race for Activities Vice President. Hatch captured 352 votes to finish first in the race for Presi mm Russian chief economic advisor to visit Utah The chief economic advisor to Boris Yeltsin has accepted an invitation from Utah Governor Mike Leavitt, Provo City Mayor Mike Hill, and Utah Valley Community College President Kerry Romes-burg to visit Utah March 5 and 6. Yegor Gaidar, director of the Institute of Economy in Transition, will also present an educational colloquium at the Brigham Young University Varsity Theater, in the Wilkinson Center, Friday at 1 1 a.m. The colloquium is being jointly sponsored by BYU and UVCC. "W e are extremely pleased Mr. Gaidar has accepted our invitation to tour Utah. I believe this is a reflection of the strong economy Utah has exhibited the past several years and the potential Utah has in helping develop countries How we use WATER. F I 4 P 5 bo a u U C 3 2 O S a o P 1 S If 0 I S CQ co 2 H Q as 2Gal lOGal. Average residential use finals dent, with Young capturing 257 votes. In the race for Academic Vice President,Forrest finished with 291 votes, with Mendiola close behind with 250. Transtrum received 267 votes in the race for Activities Vice President Valdez advances with 222 votes. Young and Mendiola have extended the invitation to Valdez to run with Party Y in the finals later this week. "I'm sad that Chris didn' t make it but I' ve worked with Larry and he would be more than happy for him to run with us," said Young. Valdez had not yet made a decision at press time. "I have a good chance either way I think," he commented, "I just want to have fun in the finals and if I don't win, I hope that I at least raised student awareness a little." Despite voting booths at 4 locations on both Orem and Provo campuses, only 985 students actually voted in the primaries. This figures to be about 10 percent of the total student body. Final voting takes place on Thursday and Friday. throughout the world," said Leavitt Gaidar will be in Washington, D.C next week meeting with Paul , Volker, chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank, and several cabinet secretaries from the Clinton administration."Gaidar plans to spend his two day visit to Utah touring businesses such as WordPerfect, Novell, and Geneva Steel. He also will be looking at the general economic outlook of the state and for ways to implement what he sees into the transitioning Russian economy," said Romesburg. He will be hosted by Governor Leavitt at an invitation-only reception in Park City Friday night He will also be hosted by Joe Can-See Visit, page 1 1 25Gal. 168Gal. in one year: lOT.OOOGal.
|Title||UVCC College Times, 1993-03-03|
|Description||The UVCC College Times was the name of the student newspaper for Utah Valley Community College from September 28, 1987 to June 23, 1993.|
|Publisher||Utah Valley University|
|Subject headings||Utah Valley Community College--History; College student newspapers and periodicals;|
|Source||College Times, 1993-03-03|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|