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Financial aid planning can be intimidating, and you may not know where to turn for answers. The financial aid officers at colleges and universities are there to help. The Associated Colleges of the Midwest suggests families ask the following questions:

• What kind of financial assistance does the college offer: need-based, merit-based or both?

• Can the college provide an early estimate of what our financial aid award might be?

• What forms are needed in order to apply?

• When are financial aid applications due?

• What student costs are taken into account by the financial aid office? Tuition, room, board, transportation? What about additional expenses such as books, fees, computers and personal expenses?

• What’s included in the comprehensive fee? For example, do students have to pay extra for computer time or to attend campus events (concerts, plays, films, lectures, athletic events, etc.)?

• When will we be notified about the amount of assistance we can expect?

• Does the institution have an appeal process to review special circumstances?


Owens Community College will host a free Virtual Reality DUI/DWI Auto Simulator Awareness Program Jan. 27 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Student Health and Activities Center.

The program is being presented by the P.E.E.R.S. (Professionals Encouraging Educational Reform Statewide) organization and the college’s Office of Student Activities.  The system is a portable automobile road simulator that emulates real road driving conditions.  It facilitates training and assessment of drivers in an actual vehicle and realistically highlights the dangers of drinking and driving.

Participants are seated within an automobile and wear virtual reality goggles to fully immerse themselves in the simulation program. The scenery is computer-generated by virtual reality software, which receives data from the wheels and pedals of the vehicle to provide an interactive experience recreating a variety of driving conditions.

Individuals initially drive the automobile simulator sober through various scenarios chosen at random by the program, such as driving in the rain and on crowded highways and exits.


The week of Feb. 1-5 will be observed as National School Counseling Week, as sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) and supported by the Ohio School Counselor Association (OSCA).

The observance is intended to focus public attention on the important contribution of professional school counselors within U.S. school systems and to highlight the tremendous impact that school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career.

In a proclamation, Gov. Ted Strickland cited school counselors for being actively engaged in helping students examine their abilities, strengths, interests and talents; for working in a partnership with parents as they encounter the challenges of raising children in today’s world; for focusing on positive ways to enhance students’ social/personal, educational and career development; and working with teachers and other educators to provide an educational system where students can realize their potential and set healthy, realistic and optimistic aspirations for themselves.


Giving money to people along road

Do you feel compelled to give money to people holding signs along the road asking for money?
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