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Financial Aid:
Thanks for the patience
by Jimmy Trammel
"To everything there is a season A
time for every purpose under heaven."
Our thanks for your patience dur-
ing the hectic first month of the aca-
demic year. To those of you who ap-
plied late - PLEASE REMEMBER:
the best time to apply for financial aid
for 1992-93 will be between January 2
and March 1 1992. That is the time and
the season for this particular thing.
Late application hurts you and every-
one else involved in the financial aid
system.
Financial Aid Posting By now
you have probably received your Sep-
tember 30 statement from the Business
Office ( or perhaps your parents have ).
We made every effort to post your
financial aid to your account before
that statement went out However those
who applied for financial aid or for
loans after August 1 may find your aid
late in arriving.
If you were to receive an HSU
scholarship or grant it should appear
on your September statement. If it does
not please call us at 677-1331 and let
us check it out.
Some outside scholarships arrived
too late in September to be posted
before the end of the month. We have
posted a number of these in the last
few days. If your October statement
still does not reflect a scholarship or
grant you expected to receive please
let us know. You may have to check
with the original grantor but let us
check the system here first
Scholarship Recipient Assembly --1
want to express personally my ap-
preciation to those of you who attended
the Scholarship Recipient Assembly.
Your attitudes were exemplary and
the whole process went smoothly. It
made us all proud to have some small
part in your lives. I am sure the doners
will be touched and warmed by the
thought that they have helped such fine
men and women pursue their educa-
tion. Make-ups for those who were
unable to attend will take place indi
vidually in the Financial Aid Office.
Criminal Justice MajorsPerkins
Loans - If you are a crminal justice
major with unused "self-help eligibil-
ity" (according to your Award Letter)
and an unpaid bill (according to the
Business Office) you may want to
contact the Financial Aid Office about
a Perkins Loan. A small amount of
additional funds have become avail-
able in this program and criminal
justice vocations are now eligible in
some instances for cancellation
priv:.!ages. In the past only those pur-
suing teacher education have enjoyed
this benefit.
Keep Those Grades Up - Give us
something to work with when we look
for funds for you. Remember a single
exam grade or a single late paper can
costyouascholarship.Haveasuccesful
semester have fun do great things.
Watch for significant and timely
financial aid news in this column ap-
pearing every other week in the Brand.
Registrar's Column:
Degree programs and di-
ploma cards needed
by Dorothy Kiser
Is this semester going by as rapidly
for you as it is for me? I sincerely hope
this fall semester has been an enjoy-
able one for you. The semester is near
the half-way point and mid-semester
progress reports will be mailed later
this month. We are in the process of
preparing the Schedule of Classes and
making plans for Advance Registra-
tion for the spring semester. Advising
begins November 4 and schedules
should be ready at that time.
Students who have approximately
60 hours and do not have a degree plan
should make an appointment wtih their
advisor to get one in place. The official
degree plan (one signed by the Regis-
trar) is your guide to help you know
what courses are needed for your de-
gree. Students who plan to graduate in
December should have filled out a di-
ploma card by now. If you have not
please come by the Registrar's Office
immediately. Students planning to
graduate in May should also get di-
ploma cards filled out as soon as pos-
sible. After we receive your diploma
card you and your advisor will receive
an audit letter about any deficiencies.
This will assist you in choosing courses
for next semester.
I would like to personally invite
each of you to the symposium "The
Role of Women: The Past and the
Road Ahead" sponsored by Hardin-
Simmons University October 17-19.
Student Development has paid your
conference fee. For further informa-
tion and registration please contact
Alice Specht in the Library at extension
1230.
Faculty Column:
Callings aren't just
for ministers
by Barbara Haire
We all know there are people here
at HSU who are training to become
ministers or missionaries and say they
have been "called" to serve in these
capicities. While it is indeed special to
find one's calling in religious service
we should realize that we are all called
by God to serve Him and others.
The college years are an exciting
time of learning friendship and fun.
They can also be confusing and frus-
trating years as students seek to find a
direction a major and then a job that
will make them happy throughout their
lifetimes. One student may change
majors every semester spending sev-
eral years in college but getting no
closer to that elusive diploma. Another
student may doggedly persuc a degree
just to "get out of school" even though
he knows he won't like the job for
which he is training. Both of these
roads can lead to years of unhappiness
and waste of the talents God has be-
stowed. There are two steps that students
can take to begin to find the vocation
that will provide fulfillment in life and
these actions may appear contradic-
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The Brand (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 79, No. 5, Ed. 1, Friday, October 11, 1991, newspaper, October 11, 1991; Abilene, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth97535/m1/2/ocr/: accessed April 21, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Hardin-Simmons University Library.

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