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University of Louisville Associate Director for Financial Aid gives advice on college funds

By Hannah Clere

Editor’s Note: These tips go along with a story about how to avoid college debt on Page 3 of the print edition of The Bagpiper on May 19. 

Below are tips from University of Louisville Associate Director for Financial Aid Michael Abboud on how to avoid debt in college.

  • Apply for scholarships early (even junior year)
  • Use your school’s resources
  • Talk to your academic advisor
  • Get tutoring if you need to get grades up for applications
  • Make sure you only take out loans of a reasonable amount
  • Make sure the amount you borrow is in line with your career goals
  • File your FAFSA early (October)

Q&A with president of the New Albany-Floyd County Education Association Joy Lohmeyer

Editor’s Note: To read a story about the superintendent bill, read Page 3 in The Bagpiper on March 10. 

By Hannah Clere

Joy Lohmeyer is president of the New Albany-Floyd County Education Association.

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Students take part in Polar Plunge last weekend

By Emma Anderson

Submerging yourself under freezing cold water at the crack of dawn does not seem like the best way to start your Saturday morning, but that is exactly what a group of FC students and many more did last weekend.

On Feb. 18 at Deam lake approximately 300 people jumped into 48 degree water all for the sole purpose to raise money for the Special Olympics.

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